- NNHS Newsletter -
Margaret Lee Payne Overton
Newport News High School Class of June 1945
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I was saddened this Thursday morning to read of the passing of Margaret Lee Payne Overton, Class of June 1945. Widow of Nelson Overton, also Class of June 1945, and aunt of Bobby Hatten (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '65) of VA, she passed away in Newport News on Wednesday, September 24, 2013 at the age of 85. She was a lovely and gracious woman, and will always be remembered as such.
From the Daily Press - 09/26/13:
Lee Payne Overton
NEWPORT NEWS -
Margaret Lee Payne Overton passed away on September 24, 2013 after a brief
illness. She was born May 24, 1928 in Newport News to Dr. Waverly R. and
Lafayette J. Payne. She was a member of the Newport News High School Class of
1945, and was graduated from Saint Mary's College in Raleigh, NC, in 1947. She
also attended the PanAmerican Business School in Richmond in 1948. Following her
years of education, she returned to Newport News to work for Newport News High
School, and later as the secretary to the Administrator of Riverside Hospital.
Margaret Lee was a
member of the Junior League of Hampton Roads, having served as its Vice
President, Treasurer, and Provisional Chair, as well as a volunteer with the
speech school. She was a member of the Kecoughtan Literary Circle, and served as
its past President. She served as Vice Regent and Americanism Chairman in the
Daughters of the American Revolution Warwick Chapter (NN). She also served as
President and member of the Pembroke Garden Club. She has been a member of the
Virginia Choral Society Board of Directors since 1996. She was a member of the
Red Hat Society (Scarlette Belles) and the Hampton Yacht Club.
encouraged to visit
www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the
family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N.
Armistead Ave. in Hampton, 23666. View and post
condolences on our online guestbook at
September 26, 2013
Margaret Lee was a lovely lady. She could always make me laugh. I will
miss seeing her at Virginia Choral Society concerts. My prayers are with
Peggy - know that Jim and I will be lifting you, Jessica, Caroline and all your family in our prayers.
~ Jim and Zennie Bryant, Greenville, North Carolina
Margaret Lee was a sweetheart. She was never at a loss for stories about the "goings on" in the history of the peninsula while traveling to and from VCS board meetings.
~ Lou DeGrace,
Newport News, Virginia
Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Overton's family, friends, and classmates.
From Bobby Hatten (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '65) of VA - 09/26/13, 12:19 PM - "RE: With Sincere Condolences":
Thank you very much for those kind words. You are an amazing force of nature to have performed such yeoman faithful service to all of your friends and their families for so long and I know that my thank you is echoed by hundreds of others, classmates you knew, those you never met, their families and friends who have received your attention and kind remembrances and shared them on your NNHS website. Margaret Lee was always a loving aunt to me, my sister Mary Beth and brother Jay - our families shared dinner every Sunday after church at my grandmother's dining room table throughout the 1950's and early 1960's and she was there for every important part of my life. My memories of her will always put a smile on my face. Thank you for taking your time to write -
God Bless you, Carol
Sunday dinners at our grandmother's homes - such beautiful, precious memories for those blessed enough to have had them! Thank you so much, Bobby! Again, you have my deepest sympathies.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Servant of God, Well Done!
Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
(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?
"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of http://www.norbry.net/midi/archive/hymn/ - 01/13/06
"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/e/servogod.htm - 01/13/06
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy ofhttp://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of
Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC
Autumn Leaves Flower Bar 26 courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/pa/FlaminJune/Flowerlines2.html - 09/03/12
DAR logo courtesy of http://www.polynome.fr/peace1783/ - 01/13/08
Red Hat Society Logo courtesy of http://graywizkid.com/craftyladies/Poem_4.cfm - 06/26/08
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