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12/06/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Bill Cutts

William Henry Cutts
(19 Nov 1933 - 30 Nov 2011)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have another sad if slightly belated edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Tuesday.
      Bill Cutts of Yorktown passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at the age of 78.

   From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 12/06/11, 8:18 AM - "In sadness":

  --We lost a very dear friend and attended his memorial service yesterday. No, he was not a Typhoon, but hailed from Mississippi. He was a long time resident of the peninsula, however. I am sure there were many Typhoons that knew him and to know him was to admire him.

I am attaching a memorial...let me know if it won't open...

Peace & Blessing, Chery
Bill Cutts of VA, John Howard ('66) of VA, and Fred Mays ('60) of VA

In Memory

William Henry Cutts

November 19, 1933---November 30, 2011


He heard his Saviour call, "Bill, it's time to come home.
Your work is done your seeds are sown.
Heaven's fields are beautiful here,
Waiting for your meticulous care."

Under red skies a ship sails through the night,
With that old lighthouse guiding the way.
As dawn breaks with new morning light,
The beginning of a brand new day.
Port of destination is Heaven's Shore,
Her crew of one old sailor, weary and worn.

With a familiar "swagger", the chief steps to Hallowed Ground,
As all his loved ones gather 'round.
The ships bell rings, "Victory is won."
Through brilliant light Bill sees God's only Son.
Tears fall as They embrace,
"Son, you've fought the battle and finished the race."
With healing words so gentle and kind,
Jesus smiled and said, "When I was on the cross, you were on My mind."

As we think of old sailors and cowboys and such,
We'll smile and miss our dear friend, Bill Cutts.
Sometimes the world may seem a bit dim,
As we remember his mischievous grin.
With a gleam in his eye and familiar cowboy drawl,
He'll look back and say, "I'll be waiting for ya'll."

~ Cheryl Mays Howard -2011

Farewell for now, dear friend. Our lives were blessed to have called you friend.
John & Cheryl

   Thank you so much, Cheryl; what a lovely remembrance of your friend. My sincerest condolences to you and your family in your loss.

From the Daily Press - 12/03/11:

                Bill Cutts



YORKTOWN - William Henry "Bill" Cutts went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, after a short illness.

A native of Weir, Miss., he had been a Peninsula resident for 56 years. Bill was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, where he served as an usher. He currently served on the Board of Directors for the Newport News Credit Union. He retired from the U.S. Navy, in 1972, after 22 years of service, including the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Bill retired from a second career, in 1998, as a director with Newport News Public Works after 25 years of service. He loved to work in his yard and play golf.


Bill Cutts



Bill married the love of his life on Oct. 5, 1956, Frieda Beemer Cutts, with whom he just celebrated 55 years of marriage. Other survivors include his sons and their wives, Stephen Bradley Cutts (Betty) of Newport News, David William Cutts (Debra) of Yorktown, one brother, Dewitt A. Cutts (Jessie) of Mississippi; two sisters, Mary Frances Black (Bobby) of Alabama, Martha Long (Hugh) of Mississippi; four grandchildren, Shannon Beth Cutts, Jessica Leigh Nixon (Eric), Krista Nicole Cutts, William David "Sonny" Cutts; two great-grandsons, David Ayden Nixon and Kaleb Eric Nixon; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Liberty Baptist Church. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m., at the church, with Pastor Joe Hunt officiating. Burial will be private.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the care and compassion given Bill by the CCU unit at Riverside Regional Medical Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church Building Fund, 1021 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23666.

Please leave condolences at

Arrangements by W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from December 3 to December 4, 2011.
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December 03, 2011
Our family has all of you in our thoughts & prayers. Love you all.
The Mignogna family & Kurt.
~ Vicky Mignogna, Newport News, Virginia

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Cutts 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

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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