10/26/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Douglas Mellor

A. Douglas Mellor
(16 Oct 1906 - 24 Oct 2007)

Newport News High School Class of 1925

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Sad news continues to arrive.  Douglas Mellor ('25), member of the first graduating class of Newport News High School, has passed away in Newport News at the age of 101.

From the Daily Press - 10/26/07:

                             A. Douglas Mellor

  NEWPORT NEWS - A. Douglas Mellor, 101, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007.

Born Oct. 16, 1906, in England, he had been a Peninsula resident most of his life. He retired from C&P Telephone as a manager, after 42 years of service and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He graduated with the first class of Newport News High School in 1925. He attended the University of Maryland and The College of William and Mary, where he played football for both.

Mr. Mellor was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Halstead Mellor and Sarah Elizabeth Summergill Mellor; his wife of 69 years, Lucille Blessingham Donegan Mellor; daughter, Catherine 'Susie' M. Warren; and son, Alfred Douglas Mellor Jr.

Douglas Mellor

Survivors include two daughters, Virginia M. FrugE of Ville Platte, La., and Elizabeth M. Tharpe of Williamsburg; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Mausoleum in Peninsula Memorial Park with a service to begin at 2 p.m. officiated by Pastor Frederick Guy.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News, VA 23607, or Bon Secours Hospice, 2 Bernardine Drive, Newport News, VA 23602.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 10/26/2007.
Guest Book


The past few days have been extremely hard for me. I was one of Mr. Mellor's caretakers for the past five months and I adored him. He always had a huge smile and hug for me every morning. I would sit with him and sing to him. I would read the newspaper to him and he would always hold my hand when I sat next to him. Mr. Mellor meant a great deal to me and I am saddened by his passing. I'm grateful to have had him in my life. He taught me how to love my job more than I ever imagined. He was my friend and I will miss him.
Cassandra Bieber (Newport News, VA) - October 26, 2007
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He was one of my favorite persons at the Telephone Co. My prayers are with his family.
Barbara Bostwick (Hertford, NC) - October 26, 2007








   Our deepest condolences are extended to Mr. Mellor's family and friends at this time.

   From Fred Field ('45) of CA - 10/26/07 - "Mellor obit ":

Doug Mellor's obit. (was) in the DP today.  His daughter Virginia Mellor (Fruge) is my age and was a classmate at Woodrow Wilson until the family moved to Hampton in about 1939.  Before the move they had lived across from the marsh in the 100 block of Sycamore Avenue.....


  Thank you, Fred.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol 


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O Darkest Woe

Author: Unknown, 1628, Stanza 1
Stanzas 2-7 by Johann Rist (1607-1667), 1641
Translated by Catherine Winkworth (1829-1878), 1863

1. O darkest woe!
Ye tears, forth flow!
Has earth so sad a wonder?
God the Father's only Son
Now is buried yonder.

2. O sorrow dread!
God's Son is dead!
But by His expiation
Of our guilt upon the cross
Gained for us salvation.

3. O sinful man!
It was the ban
Of death on thee that brought Him
Down to suffer for thy sins
And such woe hath wrought Him.

4. Lo, stained with blood,
The Lamb of God,
The Bridegroom, lies before thee,
Pouring out His life that He
May life restore thee.

5. O Ground of faith,
Laid low in death.
Sweet lips. now silent sleeping!
Surely all that live must mourn
Here with bitter weeping.

6. Oh. blest shall be
Who oft in faith will ponder
Why the glorious Prince of Life
Should be buried yonder.

7. O Jesus blest,
My Help and Rest
With tears I now entreat Thee:
Make me love Thee to the last,
Till in heaven I greet Thee!

The Lutheran Hymnal
Hymn #167
Text: Acts 3:15
Titled: "O Traurigkeit, o Herzelei"d
Tune: "O Traurigkei"t
1st Published in: _Wuerzburger Gesangbuch_, 1628

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