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10/27/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Harold Harding

Harold Harding
(d. 24 Oct 2011)

Newport News High School Class of 1961

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 There is yet more sad news this Thursday afternoon.     Harold Harding, Class of 1961, passed away at home in Hayes on Monday, October 24, 2011 at the age of 68 following a long struggle with congestive heart failure.

   His younger brother,  Larry Harding, Class of 1965, tragically drowned just three days after his high school graduation.

From the Daily Press - 10/27/11:

                Harold Harding



HAYES - Harold Harding, 68, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Oct. 24, 2011.

Harold was born in Newport News and attended Newport News High School. He became a resident of Gloucester in 1979. Harold was employed with Lamberth's Building Materials, Gloucester store until 1998 and retired in 2006 from Haabtec Inc., as a machinist.

He was a member of Coastal Community Church, Yorktown, where he served as a greeter. Harold enjoyed attending services with his church family and cared greatly about them. Harold enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandson Brandon. He also enjoyed his wonderful friends in the Haabtec Social Club.


Harold Harding

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Trevillian Harding; daughters, Beth Harding, Susan Harding Flippin and husband, Stephen; grandson; and buddy, Brandon Flippin.

A Celebration of Life Service officiated by Pastor Shaun Brown and Pastor Eric Robinson will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Coastal Community Church.

The family would like to thank Dr. J. P. Jones and the staff at Tidewater Heart Institute for the care Harold has received these last 36 years. Harold will be deeply missed by family and friends.

In Harold's memory contributions may be made to Coastal Community Church 6406 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692.View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from October 27 to October 28, 2011.
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October 27, 2011
Mary & Family,

We are deeply saddened by your loss, he was a wonderful man, and loved you all completely. We know he will be missed, even though we have not seen him for several years, we are all at a loss for this loving human being. We are so blessed to have had you, as our neighbors for the many years we did in Millwood. May the good memories carry you through the toughest times ahead and God sets him free from all his pain. What a beautiful angel, we all have in heaven waiting for our joining when we ourselves cross over, to such a beautiful place...

God Bless You All,

October 27, 2011

Mary and family....I saddened to learn of Harold's passing. Harold was a fine man and I know how much he loved his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

October 27, 2011
We will miss you, Harold! Prayers are being lifted for Mary and the family.

October 27, 2011
Mary and Susan, sorry for your loss; our prayers are with you and your family, God has taken him to a better place.

- Bryant and Kristina

October 27, 2011
Nothing can be said to describe how kind this gentleman was. God blessed us with his presence.

~ Bob Schowengerdt, Hayes, Virginia

October 27, 2011
Mary and Family, We have been so blessed to know you and Harold. We will miss him, but celebrate that he went home with our Lord. We love you. Julie & Paul

~ Julie Stuffel, Newport News, Virginia

October 27, 2011

My sympathies to Harold's family for their loss. He and his late brother Larry were as friendly and upbeat as anyone can be.

~ Dan Coleman, North Carolina

October 27, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

~ Rosey Thompson, Gloucester, Virginia

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We had some great times together, cutting wood on his and Bill's land.

~ Dennis Brown, Rogersville, Tennessee

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Harold's family and friends.

   This information is also posted here:

  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

I Will Arise

Lyrics by Joseph Hart in Hymns Composed on Various Subjects (1759);

Music, "Arise", from William Walker's Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (1835)

1. Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity joined with pow'r.

Refrain: I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.

2. Come, ye needy, come, and welcome,
God's free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh.


3. Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Bruised and broken by the fall;
If you tarry till you're better,
You will never come at all.


4. Let not conscience make you linger,
Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness He requireth
Is to feel your need of Him.


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