Bess Custis Savage


Mrs. Bess Custis Savage, 71, wife of William K. Savage and a resident of Quinby, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. A native of Exmore, 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, Mass.; and numerous nieces and nephews, two of whom she was especially fond of, Natalie and Carolyn.

A graveside service will be conducted Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at Belle Haven Cemetery with the Rev. 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.

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