Horace E. Elvington
1938 - 2013
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NEWPORT NEWS - Horace E. "Sonny" Elvington, 74, passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at James River Convalescent Center after a long illness. He was born in Mullins, S.C. and had been a resident of Newport News for most of his life. Sonny was a 1957 graduate of Newport News High School and retired from Norshipco as a burner after 30 years of service. He loved the Redskins, Jeff Gordon, TV, movies, and was of the Baptist Faith. Sonny was preceded in death by his parents, Horace B. and Winnie Ruth Elvington. Survivors include his three children, Lori Cormier, Ed Cormier, and Glenn Elvington; he also raised four girls as his own. He is also survived by his brother, Terry Elvington; four grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; one niece, Sherry Thacker who was like a daughter to him; and one nephew, David Elvington. The family will receive friends on Wed., Jan. 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10 in Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Relay For Life "Blues Traveler's" of Hampton Family Practice.

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Published in Daily Press on Jan. 9, 2013.
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January 21, 2013
Terry, I was saddened to learn of Sonny's death. I remember you both well from our days growing up together in Seven Oaks.
James Elliott
January 14, 2013
My sincere sympathy and caring thoughts to you and the family. Cherish the memories of Sonny and the carefree times we had growing up together in "Seven Oaks Estates".
Wayne Gray
January 12, 2013
Glenn Elvington and Sherry Elvington and the entire Elvington family. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit bring you all comfort and reassurance at this most difficult time. We know and trust God that your loved one is in His care and we all can rejoin him one day in eternity where there will never be separation again because eternity is forever. Our love and prayers reach out to you and your families forever. Sherry please give me a call sometime so we can catch up at 757-715-2770.
Felicia Gay Camper
January 10, 2013
Glenn, sorry for the loss of your Father, praying for you and your family, JoAnne
JoAnne Kurtz
January 10, 2013
Terry, Sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. I know how much you thought of him.
Linda Walker
January 10, 2013
Glen, My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
Amey Jo Quisenberry
January 10, 2013
Glen,my deepest condolenses goes out to you as well as your family.May God continue to stand by you through your loss. Another beautiful flower in God's garden.
Victoria White
January 10, 2013
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
sam perry
January 10, 2013
I love you my thoughts are with you. Beth
beth shipley
January 10, 2013
Glenn my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love you Brenda
brenda capps
January 9, 2013
In loving memory of my Uncle Sonny. I will definetly miss all your jokes and wisecracks. Now you can join Nana and Papa, give them a kiss for me. I will love you and miss you always.
Kim Hunter
January 9, 2013
So sorry to here about your loss! Sending prayers from South Carolina!
DeAnna Elvington Russell
January 9, 2013
Terry and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that your friends will keep you in our prayers during this sad time. NNHS Class of 1962
Brownie Shaffer Haracivet
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