|Retired C&P Operator Dies
Mrs. Delitha Johnson Willis, 87, of Cheriton, died Tuesday, Sept.
28, 1999, in Bloomfield, Mich.
A native of Northampton County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel
and Marion Turner Johnson.
Mrs. Willis was a retired telephone operator for C&P Telephone
Company and Pennsylvania Railroad.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Willis. Mrs. Willis is survived
by one daughter, Anne Colonna Rouce (and her husband Dick) of Birmingham,
Mich.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services for Mrs. Willis were conducted Sunday, Oct. 3, at
Cape Charles Cemetery by the Rev. John R. Jones.
Memorial donations may be made to Cape Charles Rescue Service, 425
Mason Ave., Cape Charles, VA 23310, or Hospice of the Eastern Shore, P.O.
Box 332, Onancock, VA 23417.
Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Willis were made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral
Home of Cape Charles.
Retired Teacher Dies in New York
Ms. Eliza Ann Fisher, 69, of Birds-nest, died Tuesday, Sept.
28, 1999, in Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y.
She was the daughter of the late Charles S. and Sally Collins Fisher.
Ms. Fisher earned her master's degree from Columbia University in New
York and later taught in Blackstone, Va., St. Paul's College in Lawrenceville,
Va., and Mineola.
She was a member of Shorter's Chapel AME Chapel in Bridgetown and Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Ms. Fisher is survived by a foster brother, Robert B. Collins (and
his wife Lucille) of Dover, Del.; and several other relatives.
Funeral services for Ms. Fisher were conducted Sunday, Oct. 3, at Shorter's
Chapel AME Chapel by Rev. I.W. Knight. Interment was in Bethel AME Church
Cemetery in Eastville.
Funeral arrangements were made by John O. Morris Funeral Home in Nassawadox.
Former Waterman Passes Away
Mr. John Albert Lewis, 67, of Exmore died Tuesday, Sept. 28,
1999, in Leemont.
Born and reared in Deep Creek, he was the son of the late Arthur Franklin
Lewis and Annabelle Williams Lewis.
A retired waterman, Mr. Lewis was a member of Leatherbury United Methodist
Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, Mary Catherine Lewis; two sisters,
Evelyn Thornes of Exmore and Ruth Layton of Parksley; one brother, Martin
Lewis of Chincoteague; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased
by a brother, Harold W. Lewis.
Graveside services were conducted Thursday, Sept. 30, at Parksley Cemetery
by Rev. Charles Parks III.
Memorial donations in Mr. Lewis' name may be made to the Hospice Support
of the Eastern Shore, P.O. Box 332, Onancock, VA 23417.
Funeral arrangements were made by Williams Funeral Homes.
Ex-Owner of Cleaners Dies in Nursing Home
Mrs. Louise Gladden Lewis, 87, a resident of Arcadia Nursing
Center, formerly of Parksley and East Point, died Wednesday, Sept. 29,
1999, at Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox..
Born in Birdsnest and reared in Keller, she was the daughter of the
late Arthur and Nannie Webb Gladden.
Mrs. Lewis and her husband operated Lewis Cleaners in Parksley for
many years. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Parksley.
Mrs. Lewis was predeceased by her husband, Warren Philbert Lewis, and
a sister, Jannie Virginia Hoover. She is survived by a niece, Shirley Snyder
of Pennsville, N.J.; a nephew, Cyrus Hoover of Griggstown, N.J.; and several
cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lewis were conducted Saturday, Oct. 2, at
Williams-Parksley Funeral Home by Rev. G. Wayne Parsley. Interment was
in Liberty Cemetery in Parksley.
Memorial donations in Mrs. Lewis' name may be made to Grace United
Methodist Church, P.O. Box 156, Parksley, VA 23421.
Exmore Man Dies in Onley at 28
Mr. Bryan Christopher (Chris) Leland, 28, of Exmore, died Wednesday,
Sept. 29, 1999, in Onley.
Born in Lakeland, Fla., he was the son of Kenneth E. Leland of Lakeland
and Gary and Sue Prince Metzler of Exmore.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Leland is survived by two children,
Cody Long of Exmore and Zachary Christopher Leland of Wilkesboro, N.C.;
two brothers, William E. Leland and Matthew N. Metzler, both of Exmore;
and paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Lewis E. Leland of Lakeland and
Mrs. Ethelyn I. Metzler of Onancock. He was predeceased by maternal grandparents
Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Prince Sr.
Graveside services for Mr. Leland were held Friday, Oct. 1, at Franktown
Cemetery by Rev. Brooke Willson.
Memorial donations in Mr. Leland's name may be made to the Northampton
High School Wrestling Boosters Club, c/o Brian Harman, Northampton High
School, Eastville, VA 23347.
Funeral arrangements were made by Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.
Longtime Hermitage Staffer Succumbs
Mr. James Morton Bowling III, 75, of Onancock died Wednesday,
Born in Washington, D.C., and reared in Silver Spring, Md., and Arlington,
Va., he was a World War II Navy veteran and majored in chemical engineering
at Catholic University.
Bowling moved to the Eastern Shore in 1949 to join the family business,
Wrightson Motor Company in Accomac.
Mr. Bowling later earned his Nursing Home Administrator License and
worked for 14 years at the Hermitage as director of grounds and maintenance
until retiring in 1994.
A former member and commander of the Power Squadron, he was president
of the Lions Club and an officer in the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Bowling
enjoyed boating, woodworking and reading.
He is survived by his wife, Marie (Billye) M. Bowling; three children,
James M. Bowling IV of Charlottesville, Va., Ann B. Peff, M.D., of Philadelphia,
Pa., and Jane Bowling-Wilson of Sperryville, Va.; two sons-in-law, Thomas
Peff, M.D., and Patton Wilson; one daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Brown Bowling;
two brothers, David and Robert Bowling; one sister, Mary Ann Chandler;
eight grandchildren, Thomas, Adeline, Catherine, Andrew, Brady, Louise,
Eliza and Lucas; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
a brother, William Bowling.
Funeral services for Mr. Bowling were held Saturday, Oct. 2, at Holy
Trinity Church in Onancock.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mr. Bowling's name may be
made to the Eastern Shore Public Library, P.O. Box 360, Accomac, VA 23301
or Hospice of the Eastern Shore, P.O. Box 332, Onancock, VA 23417.
Arrangements were made by Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.
Former Building Inspector Dies
Mr. Herbert E. Phillips, 86, of Onancock, died at his residence
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999.
Born and reared in Point Pleasant, N.J., and a resident of Onancock
for the past 35 years, he was the son of the late Herbert E. and Ethel
Mr. Phillips was a retired business owner and building inspector for
Accomack County. He was a charter member of the Elks and the Loyal Order
of the Moose.
Mr. Phillips was predeceased by his wife, Edie Phillips. He is survived
by a stepson, Harry Newman of Brick, N.J.; one sister, Helen Derocco of
Santa Monica, Calif.; three nieces, Beverly Albright, Deborah Bender and
Linda Plant, all of the Eastern Shore; and several other nieces, as well
as several nephews, living off the Shore.
Funeral services were held at Williams-Onancock Funeral Home Sunday,
Oct. 3, with Rev. John Bright officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Light House Ministries, P.O.
Box 54, Keller, VA 23401.
Sanford Man Dies; Worked at Tyson's
Mr. Robert Lee White, 68, of Sanford, died Thursday, Sept. 30,
1999, at his residence.
Born in Sanford, he was the son of the late Levin William White and
Flora Drummond White.
A veteran of the Korean Conflict, Mr. White worked in water control
at Tyson's Foods. He was a member of Hall's Chapel Church in Messongo and
Temperanceville Masonic Lodge.
Mr. White is survived by his wife, Laura Emily White; one daughter,
Leoma White Atkinson (and her husband Glen) of Clarksboro, N.J.; two sisters,
Emily Howard Marshall of Sanford and Geraldine Hegwood of Wilmington, Del.;
and three grandchildren, Sterling, Carrie and Sawyer Atkinson.
Funeral services for Mr. White were held Sunday, Oct. 3, at Hall's
Chapel Church. Interment was in John W. Taylor Cemetery in Temperanceville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of the Eastern Shore,
200 Market St., Onancock, VA 23417.
Funeral arrangements for Mr. White were made by Thornton Funeral Home,
Noted Thespian Dies at SMH
Mr. John A. McCorkle, 75, a resident of Craddockville for the
past 14 years, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at Shore Memorial Hospital in
Born in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Robert Finlay McCorkle
and Edna Farmer McCorkle.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. McCorkle worked in New York City at
advertising agencies and as a television time salesman.
A resident of North Salem, N.Y., for 30 years, he served as chairman
of the Zoning Board of Appeals for 15 years and was a choir member of St.
James Episcopal Church.
Upon retiring to the Eastern Shore, Mr. McCorkle appeared in 17 Trawler
Dinner Theater shows and several North Street Playhouse performances. He
wrote the newsletter for the Arts Countil of the Eastern Shore and did
publicity for many years. Mr. McCorkle also was active in Habitat for Humanity,
working on publicity and the Small Garden Tour fund-raisers.
Mr. McCorkle is survived by his wife, Beth McCorkle; a son, Steven
W. Orvis of Brewster, Mass.; a daughter, Dr. Nan McCorkle of Frederick,
Md.; a brother, Robert F. McCorkle of Williamstown, Vt.; and four grandchildren,
Kaitlan and Rebecca Johnson and Grayson and Sage Orvis.
A service of hymns and remembrances will be held at St. George's Episcopal
Church in Pungoteague on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 3:30 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 12143 Bank
Ave., Exmore, VA 23350.
Arrangements were made by the DoughtyFuneral Home in Exmore.
Retired Postal Worker Dies at SMH
Mrs. Juanita Miles Porter, 76, of Saxis died Friday, Oct. 1,
1999, at Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox.
She was the daughter of the late Moody K. and Nolan Stant Miles.
A member of Temperanceville Order of the Eastern Star #88, Mrs. Porter
was a homemaker and a retired postal worker.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Porter. Mrs. Porter is survived
by one daughter, Susan P. Taylor of Temperanceville; one son, John M. Porter
of Nelsonia, four grandchildren, Jonathan Coffey of Parsonsburg, Md., Jeffrey
Coffey of Parksley, Jami Taylor of Temperanceville and Amy Drummond of
Pungoteague; and four great-grandchildren, Joshua Taylor of Pungoteague,
Ethan Porter Coffey and Andrew D. Coffey of Parsonsburg, Md., and Kristen
Taylor of Sanford.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct. 4, from Fox Funeral Home
in Temperanceville by Rev. Mike Harrington. Interment was in Taylor Memorial
Cemetery in Temperanceville.
Ex-Cape Charles Resident Dies
Mrs. Theda B. Manning, 70, of Salisbury, Md., formerly of Cape
Charles, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at her home.
Born in Nassawadox, she was the daughter of the late Hilton and Naomi
Mrs. Manning was a member of Cape Charles Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth S. Manning Jr.; two sons, Larry
A. Ball of Seward, Alaska, and Kenneth Manning of Oakton, Va.; one daughter,
Sally Cafasso of Matawan, N.J.; one sister, Iris B. Brooks of Cape Charles;
one brother, Surry Bell of Birdsnest; and one grandson, Eric Ball. She
was predeceased by two husbands, Clifford L. Ball Jr. and Charles D. Selwig.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Cape Charles Baptist
Church by Rev. John Robertson. Interment was in Cape Charles Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cape Charles Baptist Church,
c/o Mrs. Lola Bailey, P.O. Box 94, Cape Charles, VA 23310.
Arrangements were made by Fox and Scott Funeral Home, Cape Charles.
Board Member Dies of Breast Cancer
Dr. Doris Adler, 72, of Silver Beach died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999,
after a hard-fought battle with breast cancer.
Born in Bowling Green, Ky., she earned a bachelor's degree from Hunter
College in New York and her master's and doctorate from Howard University
in Washington, D.C., where she taught for nearly 30 years as an English
professor and Shakespearean scholar.
Since moving to the Shore in 1986, Dr. Adler has devoted herself to
learning and recording the history of the area. Proprietor of the Busy
Bee store in Jamesville, Dr. Adler was a member of the Northampton County
She is survived by her mother, Bo Speck; four children, Nancy Halliday
of Arlington, Va., Richard Adler of Randolph, N.J., Jessica Adler Hall
of Culpeper, Va., and Jenny Leopold of Columbia, Md.; six grandchildren,
David, Graham, Zoe, Joelle, Rebecca and Amanda; four brothers, Ralph, Royce,
Edison and Michael Speck; and one sister, Sara Lynn Brunson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shore Memorial Cancer
Center, P.O. Box 17, Nassawadox, VA 23413.
Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.
Farm Worker Dies at 23
Mr. Abelino Renteria Pineda, 23, of Chesapeake, died Sunday,
Oct. 17, 1999, in Northampton County.
Born in Guerrero, Mexico, he was the son of Chongolo Renteria Pineda
and Catalina Pineda.
Mr. Pineda was a farm worker.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by several aunts, uncles
Funeral services for Mr. Pineda were conducted Saturday, Oct. 20, at
Gray's Funeral Home in Cape Charles. Interment was in the Cape Charles
Services Held for Wardtown Native
Mr. Burleigh B. Turner Jr. died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999.
Born in Wardtown, he was an educator for 45 years until his retirement
in 1984. After his retirement, Mr. Turner worked part-time in the security
office at Delaware Tech., and Community College.
He is survived by his wife, Jennie; four children, Burleigh III of
Baltimore, Md., Ann and Jim of Newark, and Ivan of Hockessin; 12 grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren/
Graveside services for Mr. Turner were held Saturday, Oct. 30, at Belle
Northampton Native Dies in Va. Beach
Mr. Melvin J. Brickhouse, 53, of the Bronx, N.Y., died Sunday,
Oct. 24, 1999, at Virginia Beach General Hospital.
Born and reared in the Kendall Grove area, he was the son of Albert
L. and Sarah Stevens Brickhouse.
A 1964 graduate of Northampton County High School, he served with the
military for two years and worked in New York as an ambulance driver for
In addition to his parents, Mr. Brickhouse is survived by his wife,
Jacqueline Thomas Brickhouse of Exmore; two daughters, Sheila P. Brickhouse
of New York, N.Y., and Michelle B. Wyatt of Tennessee; one son, Melvin
J. Brickhouse Jr. of Exmore; two grandchildren; one brother, William K.
Brickhouse of New York; four sisters, Flossie Poteat and Alice Donis of
New York, Dianna Dozier and Vikky Bishop of Connecticut; and several other
Funeral services for Mr. Brickhouse were held Saturday, Oct. 30, at
the John O. Morris Funeral Chapel in Nassawadox, with Pastor Michael Bailey
and Minister Alfonso Wilson officiating. Interment was in Bethel AME Church
Cemetery in Eastville.
Keller Man Dies in VA Center
Mr. Lynwood Newman Wilkins, 69, of Keller died Tuesday, Oct.
26, 1999, at Hampton VA Center in Hampton.
Born in Lumberton, N.C., he was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and
had served with the Army during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Wilkins was a member of Mears Memorial United Methodist Church
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Rew Wilkins; two daughters, Flora
Brown of Snow Hill, Md., and Evelyn Joy Fox of Laurel, Del; three sons,
Robert Keith Dize of Keller, John Wayne Dize of Salisbury, Md., and Harry
Ray Dize of Laurel, Del.; one sister, Frances Milligan of Rockingham, N.C.;
cousins Billy Wilkins of Nassawadox, Bobby Richardson of Chincoteague and
Jack Richardson of Parksley; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Wilkins were held Saturday, Oct. 30, at Williams-Onancock
Funeral Home, with Rev. Daniel Menser officiating. Interment, with military
honors, took place in Belle Haven Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Mr. Wilkins' name may be made to the American
Diabetes Association, 1290 Seminole Trail, Suite #2, Charlottesville, VA
Kmart Pharmacy Tech Passes Away
Miss Faye Baker, 52, of Painter died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999,
at the Easton, Penn., home of her brother.
Born in Nassawadox, she was the daughter of the late Charles L. Baker
Sr. and Emma Lee Metcalf Baker.
Miss Baker was a pharmacy technician at Kmart in Exmore. She was a
member of Painter-Garrisons United Methodist Church in Painter, United
Methodist Women and the Eastern Shore Emmaus community.
She is survived by one brother, Charles Lee Baker Jr.; one niece, Amy
Baker Heffelfinger of Allentown, Penn.; one nephew, Charles L. Baker III
of Easton, Penn.; one aunt, Adelaide Baker Horner of Painter; and several
Graveside services for Miss Baker were held Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999,
at Wachapreague Cemetery with Rev. John Bright officiating.
Memorial contributions in Miss Baker's name may be made to Painter-Garrisons
United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Myra Duer, 17275 Main St., Painter,
Funeral arrangements for Miss Baker were made by Williams-Onancock
Retired Shore Businessman Dies
Mr. Granville Francis Hogg Sr., 85, of Cheriton died at his residence
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999.
A native of Northampton County, he was the son of the late Granville
S. and Alice Rolley Hogg Mister.
He was a retired businessman.
Mr. Hogg is survived by his wife, Ruth Underhill Hogg; two daughters,
Carole H. Sorensen (and her husband, Robert) of Chesapeake and Rebecca
P. Vail of Amherst, Va.; one son, Granville F. Hogg Jr. (and his wife,
Gwyn) of Cheriton; one sister, Alice Pierson of North Palm Beach, Fla.;
four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 30, at Cape Charles
Cemetery by Rev. John R. Jones.
Funeral arrangements were made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home of Cape
Former Auto Technician Dies
Mr. Charles Alfred "Shorty" Miles Jr., 75, of Cape Charles died
at his residence Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999.
A native of Cape Charles, he was the son of the late Charles A. and
Alice Hopkins Miles.
Mr. Miles was a retired auto body technician.
He is survived by one daughter, Karen M. Allums (and her husband, Carl)
of Cape Charles; and one granddaughter, Kalyn Allums of Cape Charles.
Graveside services for Mr. Miles were conducted Thursday, Oct. 28,
at Cape Charles Cemetery by Rev. John R. Jones.
Memorial donations in Mr. Miles' name may be made to Cape Charles Rescue
Service, P.O, Box 3009, Cheriton, VA 23316.
Funeral arrangements were made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home.
Historian, Former Editor Dies at 72
Mr. Alton Parker Barnes, 72, of Onancock died Thursday, Oct.
28, 1999, at his home.
Born and reared in Onley, he was the son of the late Brooks and Isabelle
Barnes. He had studied at the University of Illinois and Duke University
in Durham, N.C., and had done extension work at Tokyo University.
Mr. Barnes retired in 1992 as a ministerial member of the Virginia
United Methodist Conference. He was a former associate editor and news
editor of the Eastern Shore News and won several Virginia Press Association
awards for writing.
Mr. Barnes also wrote articles for various other publications and contributed
to several books.
For a time, he was employed by the U.S. Navy in motion picture work,
and later as director of the Motion Picture Laboratory, U.S. Naval Aviation
Ordnance Test Station.
He served with the Air Force 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing in the
Korean Conflict and with the 4400th Combat Crew Training Group at Langley
Field and undertook missions throughout the United States with the 1st
Mr. Barnes was a charter member of the Eastern Shore Jaycees and was
a member of Market Street United Methodist Church, the Association for
the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, Keller Post 4856-Veterans of
Foreign Wars which awarded him a VFW National Award for Community Service
documentation, the American Legion for which he often was the principal
speaker, and Parksley and Onley Masonic lodges. He served as the Red Cross
disaster chairman for Accomack County and was a founding member of the
Onley Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company.
Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife, Virginia Howard Barnes; one daughter,
Mary Kerr Jefferson; one son, Michael Parker Barnes; two sisters, Hetty
Rai Widgen and Elsie Lynne Chesser; one brother, Brooks Miles Barnes; five
grandchildren; four nieces; and one nephew. He was predeceased by a brother,
A memorial service for Mr. Barnes was held Sunday, Oct. 31, at Market
Street United Methodist Church in Onancock. Interment was in Mt. Holly
Memorial contributions in Mr. Barnes' name may be made to the Association
for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities for the Debtors' Prison, c/o
Curtis Roos, P.O. Box 18, Pungoteague, VA 23422.
Funeral arrangements were made by Williams Funeral Homes.
Nassawadox Woman Succumbs at SMH
Mrs. Helen Melson Lemon, 75, of Nassawadox died Thursday, Oct.
28, 1999, at Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox.
A native of North Chesconnessex, she was the daughter of the late Hilton
and Pearl Begnell Melson.
Mrs. Lemon was a member of Cheriton United Methodist Church and the
Ladies' Auxiliary of Cheriton Volunteer Fire Company.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles W. Lemon Sr., and a son,
Charles W. Lemon Jr. Mrs. Lemon is survived by four daughters, Lori L.
Collins (and her husband, Kenneth) of Nassawadox, Joyce L. Stout and Barbara
L. Huddleston of Petersburg, and Donna L. Lemon of Richmond; one sister,
Margaret M. Kirchner of Exmore; one brother, Brooks Melson of Chester,
Va.; seven grandchildren, Barbara Jo Adkins and Richard Huddleston of Hopewell,
Charles L. Stout III of El Paso, Texas, Catherine Fisher of Sumter, S.C.,
and Kyle, Kelly and Kristin Collins of Nassawadox.
Graveside services for Mrs. Lemon were conducted Saturday, Oct. 30,
at Cape Charles Cemetery by the Rev. John R. Jones.
Memorial donations in Mrs. Lemon's name may be made to Cheriton United
Methodist Church, P.O. Box 228, Cheriton, VA 23316.
Funeral arrangements were made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home, Cape
Chincoteague Woman Dies at 45
Mrs. Vickie Lewis Birch, 45, of Chincoteague died Thursday, Oct.
28, 1999, in Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox.
Born in Virginia, she was the daughter of Joanne Walker Lewis of Chincoteague
and the late Edward W. Lewis Sr.
Mrs. Birch was a member of Island Baptist Church and a homemaker.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, John W.
Birch; three brothers, Edward W. Lewis Jr. (and his wife, Sharon), Kenneth
L. Lewis (and his wife, Birdie) and David R. Lewis (and his wife, Kay)
of Chincoteague; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were made by Salyer Funeral Home, Chincoteague.
Central Sixth Grader Fatally Injured
Master Shane Dean Savannah, 11, of Cashville died Friday, Oct.
29, 1999, at Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox after being struck by
a vehicle on Savageville Road in Melfa.
Born in Point Pleasant, N.J., and reared at Schooner Bay, Onancock,
he was the son of Polly Durrua Custis of Cashville and Dean Charles Savannah
Shane was in the sixth grade at Central Middle School.
A member of Calvary Presbyterian Church in New Jersey, he participated
in Collins Karate where he held a blue belt in dojo and played for the
Ruritans in Central Accomack Little League.
In addition to his parents, Shane is survived by two sisters and a
brother, Spring Sherée Savannah, Chloe Michelle Custis, and Jess
Davis Savannah, all living at home; two stepsisters, Amanda Jane Stanley
and Kristen Brooke Duer; one stepbrother, James Matthew Stanley of Ft.
Riley, Kansas; his stepfather, Michael Custis of Onancock; his stepmother,
Jani Savannah of Melfa; his paternal grandfather, Frank Savannah of Onancock;
his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Durrua Jr. of Point Pleasant,
N.J.; an aunt and uncle, Rev. Ronnie and Peggy Rice of Onancock; a nephew,
Gordon Savannah of Onancock; his great-aunt, Mary Bruce of Point Pleasant,
N.J.; and several other relatives.
Funeral services for Shane were held Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. in
Onancock Baptist church with the Rev. Craig DiBenedictis and Rev. Ronnie
Rice officiating. Interment was in Fairview Lawn Cemetery.
Arrangements were made by Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.
Retired Merchant Marine Dies in N.C.
Mr. William Heber Burton, 72, of Sailor's Snug Harbor in Sea
Level, N.C., died there Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999.
Born in Wachapreague and a former resident of Painter and Cheriton,
he was the son of the late Heber and Nita Bunting Burton.
Mr. Burton was a retired merchant marine.
He is survived by three sisters, Mary Burton Ashby of Painter, Sarah
Burton Nottingham of Cheriton and Ruth Burton Fitzhenry of Charleston,
S.C.; one brother, Charles "Buddy" Burton of Newport News, Va.; and several
nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Mr. Burton were held Monday, Nov. 1, at Fairview
Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Ray Thompson officiating.
Funeral arrangements for Mr. Burton were made by Williams-Onancock
Longtime Central Teacher Succumbs
Mrs. Virginia Custis Rodgers, 94, of Craddockville died at the
Onancock residence of her nephew, Dennis Rodgers Custis, Sunday, Oct. 31,
The daughter of the late Edward Richard and Alice Bull Custis, she
was a graduate of the College of William and Mary.
Mrs. Rodgers was a retired schoolteacher, having taught at Central
High School for many years.
She was a member of Craddockville United Methodist Church, Eastern
Shore Business and Professional Women, the Eastern Shore Historical Society
and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Mrs. Rodgers was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Carroll Rodgers.
In addition to her nephew, she is survived by a sister-in-law, Charlotte
Custis of Craddockville; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces
Graveside services for Mrs. Rodgers will be held today, Nov. 3, at
2 p.m. at Belle Haven Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Rodgers' name may be made to Craddockville
United Methodist Church, c/o Brook Sexauer, P.O. Box 92, Belle Haven, VA
Funeral arrangements were made by Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.
Former Parksley Businessman Dies
Mr. Walter Clifton Lescallette, 71, of Mears died Sunday, Oct.
31, 1999, at Shore LifeCare at Parksley.
An Army veteran of the Pacific Theatre during World War II, he was
the retired owner of Lewis Cleaners in Parksley (1957-94) and former owner
of Parksley Used Cars (late '70s-90).
Mr. Lescallette was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Mears, where
he was an inactive deacon.
He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Della Greene Lescallette.
Mr. Lescallette is survived by two daughters, Stella Ann Bowden of Greenbackville
and Nancy Sue Lescallette of Mears; one stepbrother, Warren Lescallette;
and two granddaughters, Elizabeth Ann Coulther and Christina Ann Bowden.
Funeral services for Mr. Lescallette will be held Thursday, Nov. 4,
at Williams-Parksley Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Lescallette officiating.
Interment will be in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to the Bethel
Baptist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Norma Godwin, P.O. Box 55, Bloxom, VA