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09/24/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Jim Daniels

James Ashby Daniels, Jr.,
(d. 21 Sept 2014)

Newport News High School Class of 19__

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   There is another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.    Jim Daniels, Class of 19__, passed away in Toano on Sunday, September 21, 2014. 

From the Daily Press - 09/24/14:

                        James Ashby Daniels, Jr.
      TOANO - James Ashby Daniels, Jr. died 21 September 2014, while holding the hand of his wife of 62 years, Miriam White Daniels. He passed away peacefully at his home on Pates Neck in Toano, Virginia, just the way he wanted.

Jim lived a very colorful life providing numerous stories and "Jimmyisms" as a part of his legacy to his adoring family and friends.

He ran track at Newport News High School, attended the University of Alabama, and proudly served his country as a Marine. He never got over being a Marine and employed that training in raising his son and daughter. He considered the other branches of service as transportation services for the Marine Corps.

Jim worked for Gulf Oil most of his career and retired from Chevron. He loved his job. Love and loyalty were his mark. He loved his family most of all. He loved the woods, the marsh, and the wildlife, and he loved to identify problems for his family and friends while often offering a solution. Jim had a love for dogs and horses and was a Master of Hounds for the Princess Anne Hunt. Not many things gave him more pleasure than hearing hounds in cry, hearing a dog tree or seeing a bird dog at point.

Jim Daniels

He loved to drink whiskey, smoke a cigar, chew tobacco, and offer suggestions on how Politicians could improve this country. He loved to run his old Farmall Tractor, smell the smoke of a hickory fire, and watch a trio of mallards pitching in just as the sky was lit with red, orange, turquoise, and yellow at sunset.

Jim Daniels would always greet his family and close friends with a hug and a kiss. He was never shy about that. He never wanted the family to doubt his love for them and none of them did. Regardless of difference in opinions and arguments, his love was still evident. Despite his achievements, his legacy will be his tight hug and his kiss and his firm handshake. No achievement could ever top that. He will be so badly missed.

Jimmy Daniels leaves many memories to his wife, Miriam White Daniels; son, Scott Daniels; his daughter, Susan McNamara; nephews, Robert and Steve Daniels; grandchildren, Courtney Livesay, John Ashby Daniels, Shelton Daniels, Elizabeth McNamara; great-grandchildren, Hailey and Ashton Livesay, Teagan Daniels, and Emory Daniels. Respective spouses, Debi Daniels, Jack McNamara, Karen Daniels, Martha Daniels, Brad Livesay, Beth Daniels, and Jennifer Daniels.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, 25 September, from 5-7 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. The service will be Friday, 26 September, at 11:00 a.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family requests that any donations be submitted to and for the James City County Volunteer Fire and Rescue who has served the county and the family so well. If not, let me tell you what your problem is. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from September 23 to September 24, 2014.
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September 23, 2014



  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Daniels family and their friends 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

All Creatures of Our God and King

Words by Saint Francis of Assisi, circa 1225
(Cantico di fratre sole, Song of Brother Sun). He wrote this hymn shortly before his death, but it was not published for almost 400 years. Translated to English by William H. Draper for a children’s Whitsuntide festival in Leeds, England;
first appeared in the Public School Hymn Book, 1919;
Music -
Lasst Uns Erfreuen, Ausserlesene Catholische Geist­iche Kirchengesäng (Köln, Germany: Peter von Brachel, 1623);
harmony by Ralph Vaughan Williams in The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906)

(courtesy of - 05/09/08)

All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voices, let us sing:
Alleluia, alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beams,
thou silver moon that gently gleams,

O praise him, O praise him,
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
ye clouds that sail in heaven along,
O praise him, Alleluia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,
ye lights of evening, find a voice,

Thou flowing water, pure and clear,
make music for thy Lord to hear,
Alleluia, alleluia!
Thou fire so masterful and bright,
that givest man both warmth and light,

Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfoldest blessings on our way,
O praise him, Alleluia!
The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,
let them his glory also show:

And all ye men of tender heart,
forgiving others, take your part,
O sing ye Alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
praise God and on him cast your care:

And thou, most kind and gentle death,
waiting to hush our latest breath,
O praise him, Alleluia!
Thou leadest home the child of God,
and Christ our Lord the way hath trod:

Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship him in humbleness,
O praise him, Alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
and praise the Spirit, Three in One:

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