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09/29/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Clarence Hewitt

Clarence P. Hewitt
(d. 27 Sept 2010)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.
    Clarence Hewitt, father of Katie Hewitt Handy of MI, Larry Hewitt ('69) of VA, Ruth Hewitt Davis ('70) of Northern VA, David Hewitt of NC, and of the late Clayton Hewitt, Clarence Lebon Hewitt, and Gloria Hewitt Dawson, passed away in Smithfield on Monday, September 27, 2010 at the age of 88.

       From Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA - 09/29/10, 12:49 PM - "NNHS Class of 1970 - Ruth Hewitt Davis' Father":

   Thank you, Carol. I thought Mr. Hewitt might be "one of ours" but I couldn't quite make the connection.

From the Daily Press - 09/29/10:




Clarence P. Hewitt

    SMITHFIELD - Clarence P. Hewitt, 88, passed away on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at the home of his son, Charles 'Larry' Hewitt in Smithfield, where he resided for the last three years. He was formerly a resident of Newport News for 53 years.

Mr. Hewitt retired from Army Navy Exchange Service at Fort Eustis as an engineer. He was an Army veteran of WWII, serving in France, where he was a heavy gunner operator. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He was preceded in death by his sons, Clayton Hewitt and Clarence Lebon Hewitt; wife, Violet Hewitt; and daughter, Gloria Dawson.

Survivors include his children, Katie Handy and her husband, Jim of Mich., Charles 'Larry' Hewitt of Smithfield, Ruth Davis of Woodbridge, Va., and David Hewitt of N.C.; brother, Lloyd Hewitt of Ga.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Clarence and Violet Hewitt
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, also at the funeral home with burial to follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in The Daily Press from September 28 to September 30, 2010.  Visit Guest Book

September 28, 2010
Granddaddy, I will miss you dearly. I will always have you and Memaw in my heart. Every time I bait a hook I will be thinking of you and all the summer days we had on the water. My prayers go out to all our family left behind. Love your grandson, Johnny Ray Davis Hewitt.
~ Johnny Davis, Fredericksburg, Virginia

September 28
, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

~ Randy O'Neal, Smithfield, Virginia

September 28
, 2010

To all the family,
I will miss you, Granddaddy, but I know you had loving hands to guide you to a better place. Love to all the family.
Love your granddaughter, Lynn.

September 28
, 2010
  Oh my Daddy...I don't even know what to say. I loved and love you with my heart and soul. My heart is aching and I feel an empty hole, but I take comfort in knowing that you and Mama are together. I love you always.
Ruth Ann


September 28
, 2010
We are so very sorry for your loss. You all have our heartfelt condolences. We hope that the love of your wonderful family and friends will help you get through this time of sorrow. We love you all.
Mark and Chris

~ Chris Karrer, Woodbridge, Virginia

September 28
, 2010
I am so sad a good man has left this earth. Mr. Hewitt and I went fishing all the time at the James and power plant. He visited my shop all the times he could.  He was like a dad; going to miss him very much. RIP with your wife now. Good-bye, friend.

~ Red-Russell Ward, Hampton, Virginia

September 28
, 2010
I'll miss you, Granddaddy, I will always cherish the times we spent together. Living so far away from you always made it so difficult to spend the time I would have loved to have had with you and Memaw. But now just think of all the great fishing you can do up there! Catch one for me, Granddaddy. Love As Ever, Tom.

~ Tom Pritt, Howell, Michigan

September 28, 2010

When I think about my grandfather, I think about him fishing, cleaning, and cooking flounder! Sometimes we get so engrossed in our own lives we forget death comes to everyone. My advice is: never take any one of your relatives or friends for granted, because when they aren't there anymore, you will wish so much that you had paid just a little more attention to them! Iíll miss you.

September 28
, 2010

I am going to miss you, Daddy, so much - the "I love you the mostest" when I told you I loved you, the special shark you would go fishing for when I was coming to visit. Thank you for the oranges I wanted so badly when I was little and sick. I will miss your smile when you saw me come in. Just everything is going to be so sorely missed. I love you the mostest, Daddy.

September 28
, 2010
  What I know best of my granddaddy was how he made sure every time I visited he would sneak a little money in my hand to make me feel special. Little did I know we all were special to him and everyone who knew him is better off by far.
Love you Granddaddy and Memaw! Thank you for the wonderful family you two started and I am so proud to be a part of your legacy.

~ Jennifer Fisher, Linden, Michigan

September 28, 2010

Granddaddy, I love you so much. I will miss and love you always! <3 Melissa Rose

~ Melissa Davis, Woodbridge, Virginia

September 28
, 2010

Granddaddy, we shared many things like our birthday, our love for electronics, gadgets and tinkering. We didn't share a love for fishing, though. I remember you took me out a few times as a kid and I got sick as a dog. You were able to handle 6 poles, 3 on each side of the boat. I could barely manage getting bait on one of mine! But you always tried to help and teach me no matter what. We had a special bond since I lived with you for a year as a baby. I remember years later when I joined the Marine Corps and was on a special assignment at Ft. Eustis where you used to work, you were so proud to come pick me up for dinner and show me and my uniform off to your friends. There are so many memories I can't recall all now. I still tell my friends about how you used your shotgun to blow a squirrel out of Memaw's pecan tree, then taught me how to skin it and fry it up like chicken. Rest In Peace, and tell my Mom I love her.


September 28
, 2010
My God give each of you strength and comfort. You all are in my thoughts and prayer at this time.

September 28
, 2010

  My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and Mr. Hewitt. Even though I only met you once, I am honored ! R.I.P

September 2
9, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Mr. Hewitt was a delightful man.

~ Penny and Jim Granger


  Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the entire Hewitt 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

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.

"This Is My Father's World" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 06/19/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of Ė 01/27/05

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

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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