12/30/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Blaine Crum, Jr.

Blaine Cecil Crum, Jr.
(1915 -  27 Dec 2007)

Newport News High School Class of 193_

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter at year's end.  Blaine Crum,  former proprietor of Crum's Bakeries, and father of Blaine Crum ('57) of AL, Larry Crum ('60) of VA, Christopher Crum of MA, and of the late    Alma Crum-Piggins ('64), and the late David Stewart, passed away in Hampton on Thursday, December 27, 2007 at the age of 92.

   His younger brother, Kenny Crum ('40), passed away in August of this year:


From the Daily Press - 12/30/07:

          Blaine Cecil Crum, Jr.


HAMPTON - Blaine Cecil Crum Jr., 92, of Hampton, died Dec. 27, 2007.

He was predeceased by brothers, Edward and Kenneth Crum; sisters, Jane Horne and Ruth Harwood; daughter, Alma J. Piggins; and son, David Stewart.

Mr. Crum is survived by his wife, Mercedes Smith Crum; sons, Blaine C. Crum III of Daphne, Ala., Lawrence E. Crum of Chesapeake and Christopher P. Crum of Brookline, Mass.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews.

Blaine was the last of the founders of Crum's Bakeries and for more than three decades he was the cake decorator, delivering countless wedding cakes across the Peninsula. He was a daily visitor to the Riverside Convalescent Center for more than four years. He and his wife were among the original founders of the Wythe Presbyterian Church.

Blaine Cecil Crum, Jr.
A kind and gentle spirit, he was loved by family and friends and adored by his grandchildren. He leaves a legacy of joyful memories.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, downtown Hampton, by the Rev. Susan H. Cothran, with interment to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorial donations be sent to Wythe Presbyterian Church.

Published in the Daily Press on 12/30/2007.
Guest Book

My prayers and thoughts are with your family.
Barbara Kemp Bostwick (Hertford, NC) - December 30, 2007
Dear Mercedes & family - We are with you in your sorrow, Mercedes was such a supporter of PEO and especially Chapter AJ for many years and Blaine made so many delicious things whenever Mercedes hosted a meeting in their home. I saw him many times as I visited Mercedes and I know he will be dearly missed by his family. Lovingly, Frances Dillon
Frances Dillon (Hampton, VA) - December 30, 2007


   Our deepest condolences are extended to the entire Crum family and their many friends at this time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Abide with Me

Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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