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10/13/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Mary Case Morrison

Mary Elizabeth Case Morrison
(27 July 1940 - 11 Sept 2015)

Newport News High School Class of 1958

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is more sad if somewhat belated news today.        Mary Case Morrison, Class of 1958, sister of the late Cline Case and Craig Brown, passed away at home in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, September 11, 2015.

From Darrel Morrison of TX - 10/12/15, 5:22 PM - "Death Of 1958 Graduate":


My wife, Mary Elizabeth Case Morrison, passed away at home on September 11, 2015. She was buried at Ft.  Sam Houston National Cemetery here in San Antonio, TX. If you would please pass this on to the appropriate person, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks,

Darrel Morrison

   Oh, Darrel, I am so very sorry to hear this! Your wife was a lovely woman, and you and your family have my deepest sympathies. I have forward your note to several of Mary's classmate, and also posted this Memorial Edition on the NNHS Alumni Facebook page.

From the San Antonio Express News - 09/16/15: 

                 Mary Case Morrison



SAN ANTONIO, TX - Mary Elizabeth Morrison, 75, of San Antonio, TX passed away at home Friday, September 11, 2015.

Mary was born July 27, 1940 in Candler, NC to Benjamin and Cleo Brown Case.

Mary graduated from Newport News High School in 1958 and married Darrel Morrison on June 14, 1958. As a military wife she lived in many locations throughout the USA and overseas in Germany and Japan.

Mary devoted many volunteer hours to schools primarily tutoring children with reading difficulties. She was a counselor for the University of Maryland Far Eastern Division and traveled throughout the Far East. She worked at St Philip's College after her husband's retirement until she retired as Associate Registrar.





Mary was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Les Hubbard; step-brother, Craig Brown and wife Rita; brother, Cline Case and wife Bertha.

She is survived by her husband, two children; Lisa Morrison; Lee Morrison and wife Donna; and four grandchildren; Hannah, Rachel, Rebekah, Abraham and special proxy granddaughter, Amy Harrell.

A Graveside service will be on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd., San Antonio, Texas.

Published in Express-News on September 16, 2015.

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September 16, 2015
We send our prayers to the family. May our Lord's Angels walk with you and hold you. What a beautiful life Mary lived. She is home with our Lord. May you all find comfort in HIM. Blessings

September 18, 2015
Our deepest sympathies to Darrel and family on your loss, --- Cousins, Jim, Judy, and Melanie

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mary's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

    From Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of MA - 10/13/15, 11:43 AM:

Dear Carol,

Thank you for this (notice).  I remember Mary Case, mostly from 7th grade at Walter Reed School.  She was a very nice girl.  That grade seemed to be rather difficult for many of us in many ways.

   Thank you so much, Betty. You're right. I know of very few people who didn't find that particular year of adolescent to be a very challenging time.

From Darrel Morrison of TX - 10/13/15, 12:49 PM:


Thank you so very much for the rapid response! I actually spent 27+ yrs in the Air Force, but see how one could think Army based on being buried at Ft. Sam Houston.
I greatly appreciate your getting the word out to her fellow classmates.


   Thank you, Darrel. I was feeling badly that I missed your note last night, but I actually spent most of the day in bed, so I wasn't able to address it until this morning.

   I've switched you back to the Air Force where you belonged all the while. I have about a dozen friends who were transferred from here in Fayetteville down to San Antonio, and of that number only a couple were Air Force, but I knew it could well go either way.

   Thanks again for your service to our nation.

  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

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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