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09/02/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Arnold Hall Gray

Arnold Hall Gray, Jr.
(30 Apr 1928 - 31 Aug 2010)

Newport News High School Class of June 1945

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
   We have still more sad news today. 
   Arnold Hall Gray passed away at James River Convalescent Center in Newport News on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at the age of 82. 
   He was a member of the illustrious Newport News High School Class of June 1945 whose members included
Herbert Bateman (07 Aug 1928 - 15 Sept 2000),   Homer L. Ferguson, III,     Nelson Overton (07 Feb 1928 - 07 Jan 2008), and our own    Fred Field of CA.

                   Arnold Hall Gray, Jr.



NEWPORT NEWS - Arnold Hall Gray, Jr., 82, passed away at James River Convalescent Center after a long illness on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010.

He was born on April 30, 1928, in Newport News. Arnold was a Peninsula resident most of his life, but spent time living in Northern Virginia and Virginia Beach.

He attended public schools in Newport News, graduating from Newport News High School and attended Virginia Tech. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, The Knights of Columbus (4th Degree), and the American Legion Post 25.





Arnold attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and became a merchant marine as a junior engineer. Later he joined the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division. After his military service, he was employed by Virginia Electric and Power Co., retiring as plant engineer. He was an avid reader, naturalist and sail boat enthusiast.

He is survived by his sister, Ethelann G. Ponzo and husband, Ronald E. of Newport News; brother, Richard S. Gray and wife, Suzanne of N. Topsail Beach, N.C.; nephew, Ronald P. Ponzo of Newport News; and four nieces, Theresa P. Hoffman and husband, Kevin of Newport News, Sandra P. Oakley of Virginia Beach, Donna P. Delamain and fiancÚ, Kevin, and Babiche M. Slack of N.J.; four great-nieces; one great-nephew; and two great great-nieces.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at James River Convalescent Center for their compassion and excellent care extended to Arnold. We also wish to thank the Eucharistic Ministers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, who were so faithful in visiting and administering communion to Arnold.

At the request of Arnold, all services will be private.

Any memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 100 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from September 2 to September 3, 2010.


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May God bless you during this time of loss.

~ Alice (Britt) Moscoffian, Portsmouth, Virginia

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Gray family and their friends at this difficult time.

   From Fred Field of CA - 09/02/10, 11:16 AM - "   Arnold Hall Gray Obituary":

Hello Carol,        Thu. Sept. 2

Obituary for classmate Arnold Hall Gray is in today's DP.  He was in the June 1945 graduating class.

We were in the same class all the way through Woodrow Wilson, Walter Reed, and NNHS.  Our mothers were close friends.

He was known to most classmates as Hall, or "Holley."

Fred W. Field
Fullerton, CA

   Thank you, Fred.  I had just finished this edition for him about an hour before your note arrived.  You have my deepest condolences on the loss of your friend and classmate.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

  O Sacred Head Now Wounded

Text: Anonymous; trans. by Paul Gerhardt and James W. Alexander
Music: Hans L. Hassler, 1564-1612; harm. by J.S. Bach, 1685-1750

1. O sacred Head, now wounded,
with grief and shame weighed down,
now scornfully surrounded
with thorns, thine only crown:
how pale thou art with anguish,
with sore abuse and scorn!
How does that visage languish
which once was bright as morn!

2. What thou, my Lord, has suffered
was all for sinners' gain;
mine, mine was the transgression,
but thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior!
'Tis I deserve thy place;
look on me with thy favor,
vouchsafe to me thy grace.

3. What language shall I borrow
to thank thee, dearest friend,
for this thy dying sorrow,
thy pity without end?
O make me thine forever;
and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never
outlive my love for thee.

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