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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 Church.
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, Sept. 29.
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 Phillips.
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, Parksley.

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 Nassawadox.
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 Elliott Bell.
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 School Board.
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 and cousins.
Funeral services for Mr. Pineda were conducted Saturday, Oct. 20, at Gray's Funeral Home in Cape Charles. Interment was in the Cape Charles Community Cemetery.

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 Haven Cemetery.

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 25 years.
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 relatives.
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 in Keller.
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 22901.

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 cousins.
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, VA 23420.
Funeral arrangements for Miss Baker were made by Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.

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 Charles.

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 Photographic Squadron.
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, Thomas Barnes.
A memorial service for Mr. Barnes was held Sunday, Oct. 31, at Market Street United Methodist Church in Onancock. Interment was in Mt. Holly Cemetery, Onancock.
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 Charles.

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 of Melfa.
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 Funeral Home.

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, 1999.
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 and great-nephews.
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 23306.
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 23308.


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