Website Difficulties??

July 23, 2009

Our server, 00freehost.com, is apparently having malware “issues” throughout their service.  I discovered this to my horror on the night of Monday, July 20.  Due to this, our site is being blocked from the view of several of us – including me.  Hopefully, they can speedily resolve this so that I can get back to work.  I check it frequently, including just now:

“What happened when Google visited this site?

“Of the 323 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 71 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2009-07-22, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2009-07-21.”

When I am able to learn more than this, I will let you know.


Death of John Swain – Class of 1944

January 9, 2009

John Swain, Class of 1944, passed away in Newport News on Monday, January 5, 2009 at the age of 81:



Death of Katie Dawson Puckette

January 9, 2009

Katie Dawson Puckette, mother of Andrew Puckette, Douglas Puckette, and Larry Puckette (’63) of VA, and mother-in-law of Dianne Adams Puckette (’65) of VA, passed away in Hampton on Monday, January 5, 2009 at the age of 91:



Death of Ruth Ray Payne

January 9, 2009

Ruth Ray Payne, mother of Tommy Payne (’63) of VA and Marilyn Payne Springfield (’66) of VA, and mother-in-law of Chuck Springfield (’66) of VA, passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2009 in Newport News:



Death of Lonnie Harcum – Class of @ 1947

January 6, 2009



Death of Thelma Parks Lewis Buhrman – Class of 1937

January 3, 2009

This notice appeared in this morning’s Daily Press. Unless I am greatly mistaken, the Buhrman family lived on Chestnut Avenue in Stuart Gardens in the mid-50’s, and Mrs. Buhrman’s son, Charles, was in Mrs. Hatcher’s first grade class with me at Magruder School.



Death of Tommy Gaskins – Class of 1967

January 2, 2009

From Johnnie Bateman (’70) of VA – 01/01/09:


I have just noticed that Tommy Gaskins (67) … (is) in today’s Daily Press Obituaries:


From Joe Drewry (’58) of VA – 01/01/09 – “Obituary of Gail Gaskins Roberson’s (’58 – of NC) Brother”:

I talked to Gail today. She will be in town Saturday for the memorial service. She mentioned that her brother had been in poor health. Also, her brother Harold is in poor health and is hospitalized at this time…..

Thank you, Gentlemen.


Death of Gerald Wright – Class of 1964

December 31, 2008

I was quite dismayed to find this listing in this morning’s Daily Press:



Death of Ruby Massey Phillips Berka – Class of 1943

December 30, 2008

Also in this this morning’s Daily Press was this obituary:



Death of Jimmy Hazelwood – Class of @ 1949

December 30, 2008

From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS – ’64) of VA – 12/28/08:

Hi Carol,
I learned that Jimmy Hazelwood passed away on Christmas Day, and I think he may have graduated from NNHS as he grew up in East End. I haven’t seen the obit in the paper yet but he would be in his mid 70’s, I believe. Just wanted to give you a heads up, and have a wonderful time wherever you are enjoying yourself. You deserve a break.
F.A. Saunders

Thanks, F.A.! Jimmy’s obituary was in this morning’s paper: