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10/06/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Marian Barnett Dehoux

Marian Barnett Dehoux
(11 Mar 1932 - 01 Oct 2010)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1951

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We have even more sad news today.
 Marian Barnett Dehoux, Class of @ 1951, passed away in Kilmarnock on Friday, October 1, 2010 at the age of 78.

From the Daily Press - 10/06/10:   

                   Marian Barnett Dehoux



MATHEWS - Marian B. Dehoux, 78, of Gwynn's Island went to be with the Lord on Friday Oct. 1, 2010, at Rappahanock General Hospital in Kilmarnock, Va.

Marian was born March 11, 1932, in Newport News, the youngest child of Benjamin Barnett and Fair Swindle. She graduated from Newport News High School and lived in Newport News and New Jersey before marrying Al Dehoux and moving to Gwynn's Island in 1960.

She worked for Mathews County Social Services and then for the Mathews County Sheriff's department retiring in 1996 after 16 years service.

She loved sports and was active in Mathews Little League for many years and attended games to watch her children and grandchildren play.

She was a loving mother, Nana and Grandma Dehoux and she never met a stranger. She loved to cook and one of her favorite times was when her table was surrounded by family and friends.

She is survived by her brother, Benny Barnett; a daughter, Sharon Hoy and her husband, Michael; four sons, Freddie and his wife, Janet, Mark and his wife, Robin, Jerry and his wife, Carol and Paul and his wife, Robin. She also leaves 13 grandchildren, Lisa Pattisall, John Kutch Jr., Jerri Kerlin, Joshua Dehoux, Jonathan Dehoux, Christopher Dehoux, David Dehoux, Rachel Dehoux, Zachary Dehoux, Timothy Dehoux, Regan Owens, Erika Brown, and Lindsey Brown. She also leaves to cherish her memory seven great-grandchildren, Taylor, Alyssa, Cheyenne, Syxx and James Pattisall, Austin Gillespie and Owen Kerlin and a host of friends and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred A. Dehoux Sr.

There will be a graveside memorial service at the Gwynn's Island Cemetery, Gwynn, Va. On Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at 1 p.m. with fellowship immediately following at the Gwynn's Island Civic Center.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mathews Little League Association c/o Patrick Beattie, P.O. Box 85 : Foster, VA 23056.

Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews, is in charge of the arrangements.  View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from October 3 to October 7, 2009. Visit Guest Book



October 03, 2010

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

~ Benny Burrell, Jamaica, Virginia

October 03, 2010

October 03, 2010

I am so very sorry to learn of Mrs. Dehoux's passing. I spent many Sunday afternoons enjoying her delicious home cooked meals and will always remember her quick wit and no-nonsense take on life. My thoughts are with you all. She was a very special person.

October 03, 2010

Mrs. Dehoux was a wonderful, amazing lady. My prayers of comfort are with you all through this heartbreaking time.

~ Rachael Carr Ward, Hayes, Virginia

October 03, 2010

I would like to send my condolences to all. Mrs. Dehoux had a wit and humor that is rare and will be missed.

~ David Callis, Gwynn, Virginia


October 04, 2010

To all of the Dehoux family, We are so sorry to hear about your mother. If we can do anything to help please let us know. We are thinking about you all at this time of sorrow. Bennie, Sherry, Ben, & Matthew Williams

~ Sherry Williams, Hayes, Virginia

October 04, 2010

To the Dehoux family,

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a such wonderful lady. I remember her talking to me after Rusty's passing with such encouraging words; and those words still stay with me today. Cherish your memories and hold them close to your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

~ Terry Hudgins, Bavon, Virginia

October 04, 2010

Sharon & family, I was so sorry to hear that your Mother, Grandma Dehoux, had passed away. We send our love, thoughts & Prayers, that God may comfort you all at this time and carry you through the days ahead.

October 04, 2010

May God comfort you all in your sorrow & give you strength in the days ahead. Even though she is gone, she will never be forgotten, for her memory lives on in each & everyone of you. Love & Prayers!

~ Wayne & Barbara Kerlin, Fincastle, Virginia

October 04, 2010

  To The Dehoux Family you have my deepest sympathy in the passing of your mother.
Elizabeth Jones Hayes, North, Va.

October 04, 2010

We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

~ Jason & Elisa Gillespie, Mathews, Virginia

October 06, 2010

To all of the Dehoux family...Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of sorrow. God Bless you all.

~ Wayne, Stephanie, Ethan & Ellie Armistead, Mathews, Virginia

October 06, 2010

I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a kind and friendly woman and always made Nick and I feel welcome in her home. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

~ Angie Miller, Mathews, Virginia

October 06, 2010

To all the Dehoux's...she was like no other. My life was the better because she was in it. We pray for each of you peace and comfort in knowing she is safe in the arms of Jesus, no longer hurting and with the ones she loves. God bless and keep you. We love you all.

~ Patty and Barry Mills, Columbia, South Carolina

October 06, 2010

I am so sorry to hear of Nanna Dehoux's passing! Lisa, please know that we are thinking of you guys and always will. She always made me smile.
Tommy, Jaimie, Stephanie, Amanda and Vinnie Chandler.

~ Jaimie Chandler, Poquoson, Virginia

October 06, 2010

I was saddened to hear of Mrs. Dehoux's passing. May each of you be comforted by fond memories of the love and support she gave to so many. May God bless you and keep you close in your time of sorrow.

~ Donna Owens, Port Haywood, Virginia


October 07, 2010

  My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones of Mrs. Dehoux. May you find comfort in your fond memories in the difficult days ahead.

October 07, 2010

I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Marian`s "Home Going" yet elated that she now lights up heaven with her charm and wit, complete, healed, made whole, and joyful at meeting Our Savior.
I am honored to have known her in this life and look forward to the day I will meet her again for all eternity.

October 12, 2010

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

October 12, 2010

So sorry for your loss. I will always remember your parents coming into Sammy & Nicks when I was working there. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Marilyn Heywood Diggs

October 14, 2010

I was very sad to hear of your passing. Please know that the whole family has been in my thoughts and prayers during this time. Marian was a very loving, caring and generous person. She always had a smile for anyone she met. God Bless you all.

October 20, 2010  



   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Marian's family and 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

Abide With Me

Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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