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09/23/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Lonnie Scoggin

 Lonnie Alfred Scoggin
(d. 21 Sept 2014)

Newport News High School Class of 1958

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Tuesday morning.      Lonnie ("Cootie") Scoggin, Class of 1958, passed away in Hampton on Sunday, September 21, 2014. 

   He was the brother of Nell Scoggin Gerringer ('__) of VA, Lacy Scoggin of VA, Elsie V. Culbreth ('__) of AL,    Ernest ("Doc") Scoggin ('58) of VA,  and    Sallie Scoggin Shires ('59) of VA, and of the late Vance Scoggin and    Pat Scoggin, Class of February 1948, and the brother-in-law of    Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA.

From the Daily Press - 09/23/14:

                        Lonnie Alfred Scoggin
      HAMPTON - Lonnie Alfred "Cootie" Scoggin, 75, ended his journey on September 21, 2014 and is beginning a new journey.

He resided in Hampton, Virginia for 48 years where he retired from the NNSY. Cootie was an active volunteer at Hampton Sentara Medical Hospital for many years in which he was happy to serve and support.

Cootie was a loving and caring husband, father, brother, as well as grandfather and great-grandfather. He was truly loved and respected by all who knew him, especially his family. Family and friends meant everything to Cootie. It is difficult to describe a man that enjoyed life so much. He loved to laugh and enjoyed life to the fullest. Fishing, woodworking and fixing anything that was broken were his joys.

He was always there to lend a helping hand to a friend or stranger. His favorite saying was "whatever", and you knew when you heard those words everything was good to go. He will be remembered forever by his family and friends.

Lonnie Scoggin

Surviving members include his loving wife of 51 years, Deena Heaster Scoggin, his daughters, Sabrina D. Tucker and husband Aaron, Kimberly D. Upchurch and husband Timothy, and Shanna S. Reid and husband Jon; grandchildren, Katelyn A. Shannon and husband Travis, Joshua T. Upchurch, Jeffrey "Hunter" Liddington, Virginia "Ginny" Rhea Reid, and Ailyn J. Reid; great-grandchildren, Shelby L. Shannon, Connor T. Shannon and Mackenzie R. Potter; his siblings, Lacy Scoggin, Rev. Ernest M. "Doc" Scoggin and wife Frances, Nell S. Gerringer, Elsie V. Culbreth and husband Frank, and Sallie Shires and husband James; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Cootie's life will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on September 23, 2014.
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September 22, 2014


~ ROBERT AND LEORA BROCK, Hampton, Virginia

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Scoggin family and their friends at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted 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

This Is My Father's World

Words by Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901
Traditional English Melody (Terra Beata), arranged by Franklin L. Sheppard, 1915

This is my Fatherís world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Fatherís world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Fatherís world, the birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Makerís praise.
This is my Fatherís world: He shines in all thatís fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Fatherís world. O let me neíer forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Fatherís world: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heavín be one.

This is my Fatherís world, dreaming, I see His face.
I ope my eyes, and in glad surprise cry, ďThe Lord is in this place.Ē
This is my Fatherís world, from the shining courts above,
The Beloved One, His Only Son,
Cameóa pledge of deathless love.

This is my Fatherís world, should my heart be ever sad?
The lord is Kingólet the heavens ring. God reignsólet the earth be glad.
This is my Fatherís world. Now closer to Heaven bound,
For dear to God is the earth Christ trod.
No place but is holy ground.

This is my Fatherís world. I walk a desert lone.
In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known.
This is my Fatherís world, a wanderer I may roam
Whateíer my lot, it matters not,
My heart is still at home.

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Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03     

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