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12/27/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
Dorothy Miffleton Hall

Dorothy Miffleton Hall
(d. 26 Dec 2011)

Newport News High School Class of 1937

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
  There is even more sad news this Tuesday.  
Dorothy Miffleton Hall, Class of 1937, mother of Bobby Hall, and sister of Mildred Miffleton Harper of NC and Nancy Miffleton Barber of VA, and of the late Walter Miffleton, passed away in Newport News on Monday, December 26, 2011 at the age of 92.

From the Daily Press - 12/27/11: 

                 Dorothy Miffleton Hall


NEWPORT NEWS - Mrs. Dorothy Miffleton Hall, 92, widow of Robert F. Hall Jr., died Dec. 26, 2011.

She was a native of Richmond and had been a Peninsula resident since 1930. She was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Mrs. Hall had been employed with Peninsula Funeral Home, since 1946, as a funeral director and organist. She was a graduate of Newport News High School, Class of 1937, where she was school pianist for four years and was also a graduate of Smithdeal Massey Business College, Richmond, and Newport News Business College. She was the organist at Calvary Baptist Church and Chestnut Avenue Methodist Church for many years. She was a former member of James River Country Club and a former member and secretary of the Peninsula Organist Guild.



Survivors include her son, Robert F. Hall III and daughter-in-law, Brenda Bridges Hall; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Miffleton Harper of Tarboro, N.C., and Mrs. Nancy Miffleton Barber of Yorktown, Va.; granddaughter, Trisha Hall Pipkin and her husband, Jason; great-grandchildren, Robby, Brendan, Jaylen, Samantha, Brayden, and Victoria; and a sister in-law, Harriet H. Miffleton.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Walter B. Miffleton; granddaughter, Jessica Hall Sickles; and two great-grandchildren, Abbey and Daniel.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28th, at Peninsula Funeral Home. The Rev. Scott Baker will officiate a funeral service at noon Thursday, Dec. 29th, at Peninsula Funeral Home, followed by burial at Peninsula Memorial Park.

The family wishes to thank the staff of The Gardens at Warwick Forest and the caregivers from Visiting Angels. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from December 27 to December 28, 2011.   
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December 27, 2011
Bobby and family: We hope you find comfort in knowing you are in the hearts and prayers of all your friends. Love,

December 27, 2011

Dear Bobby and the Hall/Miffelton family, I was very sorry to read about your loss. Dorothy Hall was a wonderful woman and will be missed. You are in my thoughts. Please accept my sincere condolences.

~ Forrest Wall, Williamsburg, Virginia


December 28, 2011

To the family, friends & coworkers at Peninsula Funeral Home of Dorothy Hall. You have my sympathy & appreciation for Mrs. Hall. She played the organ at Peninsula for my family funerals there for 63 years.

December 28, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I worked with Dot for many years. She was always fun to be with. She and my mother were best of friends and they could tell stories on each other. I will always cherish the times we had together and wish I could be there for the service, but although not physically I will be there in spirit.

December 28, 2011

 To the Hall Family: Bobby, Brenda, Trisha, Robby, Brandon - my deepest sympathy and condolences in the loss of your mother / grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. 

December 28, 2011

Bobby, my heart goes out to you and your family at this time of sorrow. We were with your mom over the last two weeks and we showered her with lots of attention. She loved you so very much and talked about you each day that we visited her. She is at peace now. God bless you and your family,

~ Ms. Vee and her CNA Students 

December 29, 2011

Dear Bobby, Brenda, and Trisha: You have our love and sympathy in the loss of your Mother. Everyone knew how much she loved her son and grandchildren. She was a great organist at Peninsula Funeral Home. I know you will miss her.....I lost my own mother on October 20.
Our love and prayers are with you.
Fred and Patty Mays

December 30, 2011



   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Hall's family and friends.

  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

The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Words by Henry W. Baker
Music by John B. Dykes

The King of love my shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never.
I nothing lack if I am His,
And He is mine forever.
Where streams of living water flow,
My ransomed soul He leadeth;
And, where the verdant pastures grow,
With food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed,
But yet in love He sought me;
And on His shoulder gently laid,
And home, rejoicing, brought me.

In death's dark vale I fear no ill,
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.

Thou spreadst a table in my sight;
Thy unction grace bestoweth;
And oh, what transport of delight
From Thy pure chalice floweth!

And so through all the length of days,
Thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
Within Thy house forever.

"The King of Love My Shepherd Is" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames, 1999, and extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of - 09/09/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

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