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09/06/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Robert Scull

Robert Charles Scull
(29 July 1934 - 17 Feb 2016)

Newport News High School Class of 1952

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have received even more sad, if belated, news today.  Robert Scull, Class of 1952, brother of Loretta Scull Herbert ('54), and John Scull ('64) of VA, passed away in Hampton on Wednesday, February 17, 2017 at the age of 81, just eleven days after the death of his sister, Peggy Scull Hodge, Class of 1960.

From John Scull ('64) of VA to       Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/05/17, 6:55 PM - "Information on the deaths of NNHS grads...":


I'm not sure how you want to work this, but I have the info and if you would forward it to the site manager, I would be grateful.

My brother was Robert C. Scull, Class of 1952. He was born on July 29, 1934 and passed away on February 17, 2016 at the age of 81. He died from complications to a COPD condition.

My sister was Peggy Louise Hodge, nee Scull, Class of 1960. She was born on April 18, 1942 and passed away on February 6, 2016 at the age of 73.

I don't actually know the cause of death for my sister. It was a confusing time, with the funerals several hundred miles apart on consecutive days on the same weekend. I was in charge of my brother's and had to miss my sister's.

I suspect there might be old friends and classmates out there that would like to know. Both obituaries are out there if you Google them. There may be information there that the site manager would want. Let me know if I need to do more.


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/05/17, 7:35 PM:


It is a good thing that you are doing. Old classmates DO care about these things and will appreciate knowing about your siblings.

  Carol Buckley (Harty) NNHS 1965 will be honored to post the information on the appropriate class pages in the In-Memoriam section.

If you have any photos of them which you would want to accompany the entry, please send them to me. Carol may scan their senior year Anchor photos.


    Gentlemen, thank you so much for the information. I didn't see it last night, but I've been processing it all morning.

   John, I can barely conceive of the unfortunate timing of the deaths of your two siblings. You have my deepest sympathies.

From the Daily Press - 02/19/16:

                     Robert C. Scull
      HAMPTON - Robert Charles Scull, 81, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

He was born on July 29, 1934 to the late Robert and Louise Scull.

Robert graduated from Old Dominion University.

He retired as an Electronics Technician for MFG after many years of service, and traveled all over the world.

Robert loved watching NASCAR and taking countless photos of his family whom he cherished.

Robert Scull

Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret Redman Scull. He is survived by his brother, John Scull; his sister, Loretta Herbert; his daughters, Patricia Dorsey and Jeanie London; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 great great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, February 21, 2016 in the Weymouth Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.

Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on February 19, 2016.

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February 19, 2016

To John and Loretta,
Words cannot express adequately how much my heart aches at the loss of Bob and Peggy so close together. Not to forget D'Arcy's sudden passing as well. Bob was my "Uncle Bob" ... my memories of him include his showing up at Mom and Dad's house in his Chrysler New Yorker and Momma going nutty over it. He'd come in on his way to and from Baltimore and Newport News, have dinner and visit and off he went.
My love to you and your family and my prayers are with all of you.

~ Dorothy Newcomer, St Petersburg, Florida

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Robert's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)

Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 09 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

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