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11/05/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Minnie Crittendon Gammon

Minnie Elizabeth Crittendon Gammon
(d. 03 Nov 2010)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We have even more sad news today.
 Minnie Crittendon Gammon, mother of Larry Gammon of NH and      Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA, passed away at The Gardens of Warwick Forest in Newport News on Wednesday, November 3, 2010.

From the Daily Press - 11/05/10:   

                   Minnie Crittendon Gammon



NEWPORT NEWS - Minnie Elizabeth Crittendon Gammon, longtime resident of Newport News and native of Danville, Va., died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at The Gardens of Warwick Forest.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who always put her family first. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William H. Gammon.

She is survived by two sons, Larry Gammon and his longtime companion, Patricia Stavolone, of Manchester, N.H., and Jerry Gammon and wife, Gail of Hampton. She is also survived by her sisters, Mary Hardy and Mamie Lindsay both of Danville; and brother, Garnett Crittendon of Newport News; plus grandchildren, Danielle Gammon, Debra Carroll and husband, Joel, Brian Gammon and wife, Rima, Greg Hayes and three great-grandchildren, Jesse, Dana and Sophie.

The family is very grateful for the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff of the Piedmont Unit at The Gardens of Warwick Forest, who gave her so much care and love in her final year of life.

The family will receive friends at Weymouth Funeral Home in Newport News from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, followed immediately by a graveside service starting at 3 p.m. at Peninsula Memorial Park.

Expressions of sympathy can be made in her memory to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula, 11825 Rock Landing Drive, Suite-B, Chesapeake Building, NN, VA or Easter Seals of New Hampshire, 555 Auburn St, Manchester, NH 03103.

Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from November 4 to November 5, 2010.   Visit Guest Book



November 04, 2010

Jerry, I am so glad you mother had you to look after her for so long. She always spoke so glowingly of you. The last time I saw her was at Mom's funeral (Myrtle North) and she looked so good. May God bless you for being such a good son.

   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Gammon'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

Rock of Ages

Words by Augustus Montague Toplady, 1763 (first published in The Gospel Magazine, 1775)
(04 Nov 1740 - 11 Aug 1778)

Music by Thomas Hastings
(15 Oct 1784 - 15 May 1872)

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee,
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save me from its guilt and pow'r.

Not the labors of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked come, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly,
Wash me, Savior, or I die!

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

"Rock of Ages" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of - 03/30/09

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Autumn Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I just don't know right now.., but it's been in my files since 08/23/05

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