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Bess Custis Savage

July 22, 1948 — December 17, 2019

Bess Custis Savage, 71, wife of William K. Savage and a resident of Quinby, VA, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019. A native of Exmore, VA, she was the daughter of the late James Thomas Custis and the late Louellen Ashby Custis. She was a graduate of Goldey–Beacom College and North Carolina Wesleyan College, a teacher for Northampton County Public Schools, bookkeeper for Heritage Hall Healthcare, and a full-time mother and homemaker.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by a son, Trevor C. Savage and his companion, Sarah, of Cambridge, MA; and numerous nieces and nephews, two of whom she was especially fond of, Natalie and Carolyn.

A graveside service will be conducted Sunday, December 22, 2019, at 1:30 PM at Belle Haven Cemetery with Reverend Mikang Kim officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Food Bank of the Eastern Shore, PO Box 518, Onley, VA 23418.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.

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Belle Haven Cemetery
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