12/21/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Grover "Whitey" White

Grover Cleveland White, Jr.
(18 Nov 1916 - 18 Dec 2006)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is still more sad news this morning.  Grover "Whitey" White, father of Barbara White Brittingham and Polly White Bevins ('63) of VA has passed away at the age of 90.

From The Daily Press - 12/21/06:

              Grover Cleveland White, Jr.

    NEWPORT NEWS - Grover Cleveland White Jr. passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at Riverside Regional Medical Center. Mr. White was born in Isle of Wight County on Nov. 18, 1916, to the late Grover Cleveland White Sr. and Effie Mae Savage. He had been married to his loving wife, Mary Jane Harris, for 64 years. A Newport News resident for many years, he started work at a very early age as a telegram delivery boy in Richmond and also worked for a time for Peninsula Dairy. During World War II, he worked at the Newport News Shipyard and following that had a very long career with A&P Supermarket (where he was known as 'Whitie') retiring in 1979, as a Produce Manager. Mr. White was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and Parkview Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, his stepmother, nine brothers, one sister and two grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered by his two daughters, Barbara W. Brittingham and her husband, Jack, and Pauline W. (Polly) Bevins and her husband, Sam; six grandchildren, Mary B. Tayloe (John), Jenny B. Roche (Thierry), Jeff Brittingham Jr., Brian S. Bevins (Rachel), Michael E. Bevins (Laura) and Robyn E. Bevins; 10 great-grandchildren, Christopher and Nicholas Tayloe, Aubrey, Riley, Avery and Selah Roche, James and Kaitlyn Brittingham and Sam and Maddy Bevins; a brother, Charles White (Joyce); two sisters, Rose Hamilton and Bertha Hill; his sisters-in-law, Nonie White, Sallie White, Janie White and Ethel Peden; and a host of family members, friends and all who knew him. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, officiated by the Rev. Dr. R. Furman Kenney, with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkview Baptist Church, 604 Hilton Blvd., Newport News, VA 23605.
Published in the Daily Press from 12/20/2006 - 12/21/2006.
Guest Book

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Jay Stairs (Portsmouth, VA - December 20, 2006
To all of Uncle Grover's family, we want to extend our sympathy & to let you know we are thinking of you.
Bob & Janice White (Mechanicsville, VA ) - December 20, 2006

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mr. White's family and friends at this difficult time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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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.


"I Will Arise" midi (Sequenced by Ron Getman
courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/rgetman/hymns_list.htm - 03/13/06

"I Will Arise" lyrics courtesy of http://grace-for-today.com/2368.htm - 03/13/06

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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