Archive for January, 2009


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.