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NEWPORT NEWS - James Henry Perkins, 86, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. He was born on Feb. 16, 1925, to the late Ernest Franklin Perkins and Martha Leath Perkins Walker.
Mr. Perkins graduated from Newport News High School and Julliard School of Music. He played the cello for the Dallas Symphony and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. He was a music teacher for the New York School System.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Mckay Perkins; son, Christopher Perkins; one sister, Adelia Perkins Dietrich; and one brother, Ernest Franklin Perkins.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Road, Suffolk, VA 23434.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

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Published in Daily Press from May 12 to May 14, 2011.
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