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11/06/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Paul Peeples

Paul Alvah Peeples, Jr.
(06 Sept 1928 - 30 Oct 2011)

Newport News High School Class of June 1945

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have still another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this early Sunday morning.   Paul Peeples, Best Student of the Class of June 1945, brother of Edward Peeples (February '47) of VA and David Peeples, passed away at his home in Glenaire Retirement Community, Cary, North Carolina on Sunday, October 30, 2011, at the age of 83.

From the Daily Press - 11/06/11:

             Paul A. Peeples, Jr.



CARY, N.C. - Paul Alvah Peeples Jr., died on Oct. 30, 2011, at his residence in Glenaire Retirement Community, Cary, N.C.

Born Sept. 6, 1928, in Newport News, Va., he graduated from Newport News High School in 1945. Paul earned a Ph.D. degree from UNC, Chapel Hill. His work career was with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, in Raleigh, as a consultant in special education programs among gifted and challenged public school students across the State.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul A., Sr. and Elizabeth Wright Peeples.

He is survived by two brothers, Edward and David (Frances); and a nephew, Mark Peeples, all of Newport News.


Paul Peeples



He grew up in the former First Presbyterian Church, in downtown Newport News, and actively joined White Memorial Presbyterian Church, in Raleigh, upon moving to that city in 1972.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, with the Rev. Clarence Hilling officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to the Peninsula Rescue Mission, 3700 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607; or to a favorite charity.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in care of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from November 06 to November 07, 2011.
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November 06, 2011

David and Edward: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time and I am remembering happier times on 57th and 58th Streets. God bless.
November 06, 2011
To Mr. David & Edward Peeples

My family and I offer our condolences during your time of bereavement. Exalt and know that your brother is now in a superior resting place with his noble parents.

(Ralph) Leon and Marjorie Ellis

~ Leon Ellis, Newport News, Virginia
November 06, 2011

Dear Edward and David, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Paul but as you know he is now with the Lord and your family that has gone before you. You are are both in my prayers and may God's peace and comfort be with you. Love, Fritts

~ Unsigned

November 06, 2011

To Paul's family,

How sad it was to learn of Paul's death. Paul was my friend and co-worker for so many years. There are so many funny and wonderful memories of experiences we shared and people we knew.

Paul loved all of the beautiful things in the world - art, literature, and especially music. Those of us who knew him well appreciated his desire for perfection in everything he undertook.

I will miss hearing about his travels and the interesting people with whom he came in contact. No one had a memory like Paul.

My deepest sympathy to all of the family,
Mable Hardison Taylor

~ Mable Taylor, Raleigh, North Carolina

November 06, 2011


We will keep you and David and the extended family in our prayers!


~ Dave & Bunny Huller & Family

November 06, 2011

Dear Ed,
Having just learned the dreadful (news) of Paul's death we hasten to send our deepest sympathies. Your profound feelings of loss and pain honor Paul. We know you have many happy memories which will give you comfort. Gordon joins Anne and me in sending our warmest sympathies and love,
Elizabeth, Gordon and Anne Gifford.
(I haven't your postal address and Gordon is traveling on business)

~ Elizabeth Gifford, Sudbury, Massachusetts

November 06, 2011
Ed & David: I've known Paul since 1954 when he briefly taught in La Crosse HS. We've been friends since. A delightful person w/a great mind and character. My condolences.

~ Martin Jones (Smithfield)

November 07, 2011

To Paul's Family,

Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers since I read of Paul's death.

I shall always cherish the memories of my time with Paul. He was my co-worker from 1967 until he retired. Paul was a gentleman and a scholar. He played a major role in the improvement of services to exceptional children in the state of North Carolina.

Grace and peace,

~ Mark Sumner

November 08, 2011

Edward, David and Frances, we grieve over Paul's departure but are grateful that he is in Heaven with God. May the Lord Jesus comfort your family during this time.

In Christ's love,
Julie and Robert Amsler

November 08, 2011
Hearing of Paul's death saddens me. He was among the first persons who welcomed me when I joined the Division for Exceptional Children of the NC Department of Public Instruction in September 1970. He always seemed to delight in using his old black Underwood. When I think of him, I remember his funny stories, passion for detail, love of good music, hearty laughter and gentle spirit. Paul was my friend.

November 08, 2011
I am so sorry to learn of Paul's passing. I first met Paul as a beginning teacher in Guilford County Schools in 1961. I always appreciated his wise counsel and his dedication to the education and welfare of individuals with special learning needs. We had a great time working on conferences and curriculum for several years. We maintained a working relationship throughout our professional lives and continued to be in touch periodically since he retired.

Paul was a kind, compassionate person who always had a kind word and a willingness to help. He shared his love of music, art, and travel which enriched the lives of many of us. He will be greatly missed by many of us who have known him through the years.

My sympathies to all of Paul's family.

November 09, 2011

We are sending our love and best wishes for comfort to you. The Peeples family has always been a special part of our lives. We have such wonderful memories of the years at First Presbyterian Church and the North End neighborhood.
May God bless you!
Jerry and Judy (Phillips) Allen

November 12, 2011

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Peeples family and their 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
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

My Faith Looks Up to Thee

Words by Ray Palmer, 1830

Music by
Lowell Mason (08 Jan 1792 - 11 Aug 1872), 1832

My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Savior divine!
Now hear me while I pray,
Take all my guilt away,
O let me from this day
Be wholly Thine!

May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire!
As Thou hast died for me,
O may my love to Thee,
Pure warm, and changeless be,
A living fire!

While life's dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my Guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow's tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.

When ends life's transient dream,
When death's cold sullen stream
Over me roll;
Blest Savior, then in love,
Fear and distrust remove;
O bear me safe above,
A ransomed soul!

"My Faith Looks Up to Thee" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames, 2002) and lyrics courtesy of - 08/22/10

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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