09/28/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Harvey Estes

Harvey Franklin Estes
(19 Apr 1947 - 26 Sept 2007)

Ferguson High School Class of 1965

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Not unexpectedly, we have lost another one of our friends.  Harvey Estes (Ferguson High School Class of 1965), has passed away at his home in Mount Airy , MD at the age of 60 after a battle with melanoma.  Although he did not actually graduate from Newport News High School, he grew up with many of us.  His older sister, the late    Helen Estes Thomas (1 Feb 1942 - 12 Feb 1997), was a member of the Class of 1960

   From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 08/29/07:

... Another person from the North End is in need of our prayers.  Some of you may remember Harvey Estes.  He went to Stonewall Jackson and NNHS.  I think he graduated from Ferguson in '65.  Harvey has cancer and is not doing well.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.  His sister, Helen,  graduated in 1960.  She died some years ago from cancer.  Harvey lives in the D.C./MD. area and his parents still reside in NN....

From the Daily Press - 09/28/07:

    Harvey Franklin Estes

MOUNT AIRY, Md. - Harvey Franklin Estes, age 60, of Mount Airy, Md., died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at his home.

Born April 19, 1947, in Newport News, Va., he was the son of Carl Leroy Estes and Emma Hudson Estes of Newport News, Va. He was the husband of Ann B. Estes (nee Burns) of Mount Airy.

Harvey spent the early part of his life in Newport News, Va. He retired from Verizon, Silver Spring, Md., as a Project Manager after 31 years. He later worked along side of his children in their family business, Estes Lawn & Landscaping, Inc. as the leader of the Hardscape Division. Harvey was an active member in his church, Ashton Baptist Church, Ashton, Md., where he had served as Chairman of the Deacons and had taught Sunday School to the church's seniors. He was a member of Bremond Masonic Lodge #278, Newport News, Va.

Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are son and daughter-in-law, C. Scott and Michele C. Estes of Ashton, Md.; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly Estes Barber and Billy D. Barber of Westminster, Md.; and grandchildren, Stephen, Jeremy, Jordan, Clay, Hunter, Nathan, Grayson, Katelyn and Kelsey.

He was predeceased by his sister, the late Helen Thomas.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at Ashton Baptist Church, Ashton, Md., with Pastor Gary Scarborough officiating. Interment will be in Mount View Cemetery, Marriottsville.

Friends may call at the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel (6416 Sykesville Road), Sykesville, Md., from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation, 170 Township Line Rd, Building B, Hillsborough, N.J. 08849.

Published in the Daily Press on 9/28/2007.

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We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Duane & Ginny Evans (New Windsor, MD) - September 28, 2007
Dear Ann and family,
I share your loss and extend my deepest sympathy to each of you. Harvey was a special friend for many years as we were growing up in Newport News. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda L. Lane (Williamsburg, VA) - September 29, 2007
Dear Ann & Family,

I know that even though we are first cousins, we haven't been in contact in decades. Nonetheless I wanted to express my sympathy at Harvey's passing. You are in my prayers.

Steve Burns
Steve Burns (Saint Paul, MN) - October 1, 2007
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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to the Estes family and their friends at this difficult time.

  From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 09/28/07 - "Harvey Estes":

Wow, I was surprised to see the obituary of Harvey Estes in the Daily Press today! He dated Lynn Forbes ('66) for years in high school...and we double dated a lot. Yes, Harvey did go to Ferguson, and I dated his two friends. Lynn ended up marrying one of the friends.
Mother worked with Mrs. Estes at Leggett's, and I still recognize her when I see her. I was saddened to hear of his passing. Our double dates were great memories!
Peace & Blessing,
Cheryl Mays Howard

   Thank you, Cheryl.

    From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 09/29/07 - "Thank You, Carol":

Harvey Estes was a special friend to many of us who went to Stonewall Jackson Elementary and Noland Memorial United Methodist Church.  I spoke with his mother yesterday.  There is going to be a small memorial service in her home on Monday at the same time of the service in Maryland.  Mr. Estes has been in the hospital for over a week and they are unable to make the trip to Maryland. I can't imagine what it must be like to lose both of your children. 

Thanks Carol, for all the special things you do everyday for so many people.


   Thank you, Linda.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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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.

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The morning light, the lily white, declare their Makerís praise.
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In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
He speaks to me everywhere.

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That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
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Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heavín be one.

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This is my Fatherís world, from the shining courts above,
The Beloved One, His Only Son,
Cameóa pledge of deathless love.

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The lord is Kingólet the heavens ring. God reignsólet the earth be glad.
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No place but is holy ground.

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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.

"This Is My Father's World" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/i/tismyfw.htm - 06/19/07

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