NNHS Class of 1971



Emerson Beal   @ 04 Nov 2017  
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Deborah Blouch Bethea 16 Apr 1953 27 Dec 1981 Breast Cancer
Spirit Committee
Junior Projects Committee
Cap and Gown Committee
Christopher Newport Society
Pin and Pennant Committee
Class Night Committee
Senior Projects Committee
From https://ca.billiongraves.com/grave/DEBORAH-BLOUCH-BETHEA/1883313#/:

Eason Memorial Baptist Church, Eastover, South Carolina

Image courtesy of Greg Sutton ('71) - 12/02/16
Thanks, Greg!

Fall of 1969

Robert Burns 07 Jan 1953
Hutchins, TX
02 Mar 2012
Yorktown, VA
Crohn's Disease
  Varsity Football: Letter
JV Football
Homeroom President




Fall of 1970

Guinn Childress Buck 27 July 1953 26 Apr 1990 Breast Cancer
National Honor Society
Cap and Gown Committee: Head

Two Children: Ricky and Amanda
Fall of 1970

Michael Christian 1953
Newport News, VA
04 Nov 1996
Yorktown, VA
Junior Varsity Football
Varsity Track: Letter
Key Club
Junior Class Treasurer
Calling Cards and Announcements Committee
Band Announcer
Christopher Newport Society
Future Teachers of America
Anchor Staff

Davis and Elkins College

Howard University: M.S. in Social Work


YORKTOWN - Michael Cornelius Christian, 43, entered into eternal life on Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at Riverside Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Newport News.

He graduated from Davis and Elkins College and received his master's degree in social work from Howard University. He was a member of New Market Baptist Church. He was predeceased by his father, Edward T. Christian, Sr.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, the Rev. Charles and Laura Goodman of Newport News; one brother, Edward T. Christian, Jr. of Dover, Del.; two sisters, Brenda Christian High of Norfolk and Sherian Christian Mitchell of Yorktown; one niece, Tracy High; three nephews, James Mitchell III, Guardea Christian and Giiehti Christian; one uncle, William Hooker; one great-uncle, Wallace Hooker; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at noon Thursday at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel. Family and friends are asked to assemble there by 11:45 a.m. on Thursday.

Published in the Daily Press on November 06, 1996

Fall of 1970

Glenn Dale 28 Apr 1953
Newport News, VA 
12 May 2021
Hampton, VA 
Honor Student
Marching Band
Concert Band



Teresa Dale's Obituary

Fall of 1968

Sherwood Harville 23 Dec 1952
Littleton, NC 
21 Dec 2003
Hampton, VA 
Varsity Baseball
Boys Chorus
Fall of 1969

Linda Jordan Grainger 20 Oct 1952
Newport News, VA
25 Aug 2006
Newport News, VA
Varsity Cheerleader
G.A.A. Executive Board
Christopher Newport Society
Junior Dance Committee: Head
SCA Representative
Sophomore and Junior Homeroom Officer
Usher Staff
French Club
Spirit Committee



Fall of 1970

Dwight Lockett 11 Dec 1950
Newport News, VA
07 June 2014
Newport News, VA
Varsity Football
Boys Chorus
Winter Concert: Cabaret
Fall of 1969

Dew McKenney 1953
Newport News, VA
07 Jan 2015
Suffolk, VA

From http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?pid=173782719:

SUFFOLK - Dr. Julian "Dew" McKenney, Jr., 61, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. He was predeceased by his father, Julian D. McKenney, Sr.

Dew was a loving husband, father, and dedicated physician. His commitment to his patients and his community exemplified his character and his identity. He was a prominent fixture in the Holland community. His quick wit and compassion will live on forever. He enjoyed "tinkering" on his "fixer-uppers" and any other project he could find.

Along with his mother, Latrelle B. Dixon, he is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marie B. McKenney; two daughters, Marissa Marie Aguire and husband, Dan, and Julia Anne McKenney; brother, Kenneth L. McKenney and wife, Frances; sister, Diane Washburn; and many other family and friends.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 10, 2014 at 1 PM in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk VA 23434. Burial will follow at Nansemond Suffolk Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 9, 2014 in the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 PM.

Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Jan. 9, 2015

Obituary courtesy of Greg Sutton ('71) - 12/02/16
Thanks, Greg!

Fall of 1969

Gino Minter 1953
Newport News, VA
26 Dec 2007
Hampton, VA
Key Club
Junior Class Projects Committee

Old Dominion University

Fall of 1970

Joey Pearson 16 July 1953 04 Aug 1994
New York City, NY 

Anchor Staff: Editor
SCA Executive Board
Class Executive Board
Key Club
French Club: Vice-President
Cast of Major Plays
Chesapeake Hi-Y
Drama: Letter
Thespians: Vice-President

William and Mary: B.A.

University of Richmond: M.A.

16 Jul 1953   4 Aug 1994 V   41  
New York, New York, NY 10009  
Social Security card issued by Virginia


NEW YORK, N.Y. - Mr.
Joseph E. Pearson II, 41, son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Pearson Sr., died Thursday, August 4, 1994.

A native of Newport News, Mr.
Pearson graduated from Newport News High School, William and Mary with a bachelors degree and the University of Richmond with a masters degree. Mr. Pearson was self-employed.

Survivors include his parents, Jim and Elizabeth
Pearson Sr., of Newport News; two sisters, Ms. Mary Jeannine Pearson of Yorktown and Ms. Evie Pauze of White Marsh; two brothers, James E. Pearson Jr. of Newport News and John T. Pearson of Isle of Wight; one sister-in-law, Lynn M. Pearson
of Isle of Wight; two nieces and two nephews.

The family will receive friends at the FOP Lodge #25, 10740 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, on Tuesday, August 9, 1994, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to the National Eye Institute, Building 31, Room 6A 10, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Md. 20892.

Published in the Daily Press on 8/7/1994.

Fall of 1970

Tom Penny 1953
Roanoke, VA 
10 Sept 2020
Newport News, VA 
JV Band: Letter, Assistant Drum Major, Property Manager
Varsity Band: Letter
Dance Band: Librarian
Christopher Newport Society
Chess Club


Fall of 1970

Karen Roberts Rancorn 07 Nov 1952
Newport News, VA 
21 Jan 2016
Newport News, VA 
Fall of 1970

Norene Smith 1954
Newport News, VA
28 Jan 1998
Sentara Hampton General Hospital, Hampton, VA
  Junior Band: Clinic
Senior Band
Sophomore Projects Committee
Concert Choir
Girls' Chorus
VICA: Treasurer
Regional Chorus
Music Committee

NEWPORT NEWS - Miss Norene Smith, 44, died Jan. 28, 1998, at Sentara Hampton General Hospital. A native of Newport News, she had retired from Newport News Health Department, and was a member of Providence Baptist Church.

Preceded in death by her father, Jessie L. Smith, and her mother, Martha L. Smith, she is survived by three sisters, Catrina Jones of Hampton, Jaumeadie Smith of Newport News, and Mae Wilson of Newark, Del.; and a devoted friend, Edward Ellis, Jr.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at Providence Baptist Church by Dr. Rev. James J. Gray. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be held Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Miss Smith will be placed in church two hours prior to the service. Family and friends are to assemble at 851 13th St. by 12:15 p.m.

Arrangements by Gilmore's Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press on January 31, 1998

Wrenda Wheeler Davis 26 June 1953
Newport News, VA 
16 June 2019
Hospice House, Williamsburg, VA 
Pancreatic Cancer
Christopher Newport Society
Science Club: Corresponding Secretary
Future Teachers of America: Assistant Secretary
Anchor Staff
Launchings Staff
French Club
Class Night Committee
Motto Committee
Pep Club
HCC Historian

Alleghany College, PA: 1971-1973

Drake University, IA: 1973-1975 - Magna Cum Laude, B.A. degree in Social Psychology

Meredith College, NC: paralegal degree

North Carolina Central University School of Law

Fall of 1970

David Wilsted 1952 25 Dec 2014
Newport News, VA 
  Junior Band
Senior Band
Fall of 1970

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