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09/14/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Donald Ealey

Donald Ray Ealey
(d. 12 Sept 2012)

Newport News High School Class of 1964

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 I was saddened this Friday morning to read of the death of      Donald Ealey, Class of 1964, who passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 in Newport News at the age of 67.  He was the brother of    Robert Ealey ('67),   Larry Ealey ('69), Donna Ealey Peirce, and Betty-Jo Ealey Swinson.

From the Daily Press - 09/14/12:

       Donald R. Ealey


    NEWPORT NEWS - Donald Ray Ealey, 67, passed away on Sept. 12, 2012, after a 2 1/2 year battle with cancer. He was an active member of the Newport News Moose Lodge and the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Elizabeth; two brothers, Larry and Robert Ealey; two sisters, Donna Peirce and Betty-Jo Swinson; two sons, Donald Jr., and Jamie Ealey; one daughter, Amy Bolden; one stepdaughter, Amy Smith; nine grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

It was Donald's wishes to be cremated. The family will receive friends beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Peninsula Funeral Home, a memorial service will follow at 5 p.m.
Donald Ealey
  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 11835 Canon Blvd. Newport News, VA 23606. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from September 14 to September 15, 2012.
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 Please accept my deepest condolences. Donald was a treasured member of our NNHS Class of 1964 Family, and he will be missed.

~ David A. Spriggs, NNHS 1964, Norfolk, Virginia

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My condolences to Don's family and I pray each of you will find peace in his passing from the pain of cancer. I remember Don as a very good person who seemed to always have a good word for everyone! God Bless!

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It's hard to believe another friend has passed away. The last time I saw Don was several days prior to joining the Air Force in 1966. I remember him as a true gentleman. He will be missed.

~ Jim Watson, Tucson, Arizona

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

   This information is also recorded here:

  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

Abide With Me

Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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