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12/17/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Spencer Arnold

James Spencer Arnold, Jr.
(d. 14 Dec 2011)

Hampton High School Class of 1948

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Saturday morning.
  Spencer Arnold, Hampton High School Class of 1948, passed away in Yorktown on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at the age of 80. 

   He was the brother of     Dave Arnold ('65) of VA, and the brother-in-law of     Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA.

    From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 12/14/11, 10:02 - "Brother of      Dave Arnold ('65 of VA)":

Hello Carol:

In case you have not been informed,    Spencer Arnold passed away tonight. He is the older brother of Dave Arnold, '65. I believe Spencer was 18 years older than Dave. He was a retired minister and a member of Northside Christian Church. He was well regarded and will certainly be missed. He graduated from Hampton High School. Arrangements have, of course, not been made at this point.

Thank you for all you are doing.
You are the best!

Take care, Fred Mays, '60

   Oh, Fred, I am so sorry to hear this! I met Spencer at Dave and Pam's celebration seven years ago, and was instantly impressed by a sense of his innate goodness and kindness. He will be missed by many, and our deepest condolences are extended to Dave and all of Spencer's family. Thank you for letting me know!

From the Daily Press - 12/17/11:

              James Spencer Arnold, Jr.



YORKTOWN - James Spencer Arnold Jr., 80, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Newport News, Va. He was born in Newport News, but the family moved early in his life to Hampton.

Spencer was preceded in death by his parents, James Spencer Arnold and Ruby Dunaway Arnold; and wife, Norma Alligood Arnold.

Survivors include his wife, Lucy T. Arnold; a brother, David Lee Arnold and his wife, Pam, of Williamsburg, Va.; two daughters, Susan Arnold Cox of Atlanta, Ga., and Leesa Arnold Strange, of Meshoppen, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Spencer graduated from Hampton High School, class of 1948 and Cincinnati Bible Seminary, class of 1952. He served as a Christian minister for 60 years in Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. He was a member of Northside Christian Church in Yorktown, Va., a choir member and was a beloved teacher of the Praymates Class.


Spencer Arnold



In lieu of flowers, the family suggests expressions of sympathy be made to Northside Christian Church, 1300 George Washington Highway, Yorktown, Va., the Journey Forward Fund to build a new youth wing.

The family will receive friends at Peninsula Funeral Home, Warwick Blvd. and Harpersville Rd., Newport News, Va., on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at Northside Christian Church, officiated by Larry Jones, Senior Minister.

A reception at the church will follow the private interment in Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton, Va.  View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from December 17 to December 18, 2011.
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December 17, 2011
It was my pleasure to get to know Spencer in a small way. To the Family let God give you comfort during these difficult times and hold onto the precious memories.

~ Arlene Connell

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Dave and Pam and the entire Arnold 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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
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