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Stephen Bragaw Privette


1924 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Stephen Bragaw Privette Obituary
NEWPORT NEWS - Stephen Bragaw Privette, 92, of Newport News died peacefully at home on January 19, 2017. Steve was born on August 6, 1924 in Spring Hope, NC. He is a graduate of Fork Union Military Academy, the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School, and North Carolina State University. He served in the US Army from 1942-1944. Steve had a long and successful sales career, first with Duro-Test Corporation and later with Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance Company for 36 years. He is well remembered for his genuine love and concern for all of his policyholders. Steve was an active member of First Baptist Church and later North Riverside Baptist Church. An avid sports fan, Steve had a particular affection for the St. Louis Cardinals and the NC State Wolfpack. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 51 years, Louise Straughan Privette; his parents, John Hancock Privette and Lottie Dare Allen Privette; his brother, John Beverly Privette (Barbara); and two sisters, Lucille Privette Hyde of Cary, NC and Connellia Privette Lancaster of Rocky Mount, NC. He is survived by his wife, Marie Privette; his daughters, Donna Privette of Columbia, SC and Carol Miles (Edward) of Newport News; and his son, Mark Privette of Newport News; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. An 11:00 AM funeral service will be held on Monday January 23, 2017 at North Riverside Baptist Church. The burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will return to the church social hall to receive friends and family for a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Personal Touch Home Health Services (Hospice), 733 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Suite 150, Newport News, VA 23606 or North Riverside Baptist Church 311 Selden Road Newport News, VA 23603. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Daily Press on Jan. 22, 2017
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