Author: ShoreDailyNews Staff

Louis White Belote

Louis White Belote, Jr., 53, a resident of Exmore, VA, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, VA. He was born in Nassawadox, VA, on April 9, 1964. He was the son of the late Louis W. Belote, Sr. and the late Pauline Belote Simpson.  He was a member of Exmore Baptist Church and a graduate of Northampton High School, Class of 1983.  He was an avid basketball fan, gardener, fisherman, lover of country music, and his passion was art. He is survived by a brother, Bob L. Belote and his wife, Anne, of Eastville, VA; a sister, Melissa A. Munguia and her husband, Armando, of Enterprise, AL; five nieces and nephews, Adam Belote of Savannah, GA, Sarah Belote of Baltimore, MD, Timothy Belote of Nassawadox, VA, Ashley Munguia of Enterprise, and Michael and his wife, Amanda, of Orlando, FL; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He will also be greatly missed by many friends and church family.  In addition to his mother and father, he was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, the late Will and Marion Belote, and maternal grandparents, the late John and Ruby Voyles. Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 13th, 2018, at 2:00 PM at Doughty Funeral Home with Reverend Jonathan Carpenter officiating.  To honor his request there will be no viewing.  Interment will be private in Belle Haven...

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Walter Snead

Memorial services for Mr. Walter Snead of Melfa, will be conducted on Thursday at 1PM from the Chapel of Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac, with Min. Norman Pitt officiating. Arrangements by the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co.,...

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Evelyn B. Crocker

Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn B. Crocker of Salisbury, formerly of Accomac, will be conducted on Wednesday at 11AM from Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac, with Rev. Dr.  Sherri L. Brooks officiating.  Interment will be in the Star East cemetery, Accomac. Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 6-8 at the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co,...

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Pit Bull in Parksley

A Pit Bull mixed dog has been seen several times on County Road in Parksley. The dog is now by the Cemetery. Has on a pinkish or reddish collar. Looks like the dog is cold. The owner is asked to come and get your dog.  ...

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Closings, Cancellations and Delays for Wednesday, January 10

Accomack County Schools are closed Wednesday Northampton County Schools closed Wednesday Broadwater Academy will be open with a 1 hour delay Wednesday ESCC will open late on Wednesday: 10:00 AM for faculty and staff 12:00 noon for students Registration for spring classes extended through Friday ESAAA/CAA Project Head Start in both counties will be closed Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Hollies Baptist Church canceled its Wednesday night services. The Meals for the Hungry dinner at Epworth United Methodist Church in Exmore this Wednesday, January 10, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm is canceled because of the road conditions. It will resume...

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James W. Custis

James W. Custis, Sr., affectionately known as “Big Jim,” of Moyock, NC, formerly of Onancock, VA, was found to have passed from this world on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Big Jim was born on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on July 14, 1941 to the late Frances Custis, and raised in conjunction with her second husband, the late Roland Custis.  He is survived by his brother, Elson Custis, also of Moyock; two children, James W. Custis, Jr., MD (Krissy), and Christina Lynn Custis-Thomas (Charles); three grandchildren, Ethan Alexander Custis, Oliver Manning Custis, and Christopher Custis; and two great-grandchildren, Emmalyn Custis and Jaxon Wyatt Custis. Big Jim...

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Clifton Haley Doughty, Sr.

Clifton Haley Doughty Sr. passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on January 5, 2018, with family by his side. He was born in Eastville, Virginia, on October 1, 1927 to Claude Clarence Doughty Sr. and Hattie Yula Gregory Doughty. Known to many as “Razz,” Clifton was educated in Northampton County and was the youngest of siblings, Claude Clarence Doughty Jr., Raymond Doughty Sr., James E. Doughty, William Doughty, Annie Mae Doughty Dean, Julia Elizabeth Doughty Wood, Thomas Doughty and Andrew Gregory Doughty. Clifton was blessed by several nieces, nephews and their spouses and children, including Lilly Caporella (husband...

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Joseph Paige Doughty

Joseph Paige Doughty, 69, a resident of Norfolk, VA, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk. A native of Willis Wharf, VA, he was the son of the late Morris Garland Doughty and the late Ada Lee Smith Doughty. He is survived by a daughter, Channing Perdue and her husband, Brandon, of Fayetteville, NC; grandchildren, Ashlyn Perdue, Wyatt Perdue, Georgia Perdue, all of Fayetteville, and fourth grandchild due in July. He was predeceased by a brother, David Doughty, and a sister, Gail Doughty Warren. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, January 13th, 2018, at 11:00 AM at Doughty Funeral Home with Reverend Jonathan Carpenter officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Exmore Baptist Church, 11624 Occohannock Road, Exmore, VA 23350. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore,...

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Anthony Upshur, Sr.

Funeral services for Anthony Upshur, Sr., of Birdsnest, Virginia will be held Saturday at 1 PM at the Smith & Scott Funeral Home, Exmore, Va.  A public viewing will be held Friday from 5 til 7 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be at Shorter’s Chapel Church Cemetery, Bridgetown, VA. Services are being provided by the Smith & Scott Funeral Home, Exmore,...

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William Perkins

Funeral services for William Perkins of Belle Haven, Virginia will be held Sunday at 2 PM at the Smith & Scott Funeral Home, Exmore, Va. A public viewing will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Services are being provided by the Smith & Scott Funeral Home, Exmore,...

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January 8, 2018

1.LF someone to clear a driveway on Parksley Road. 757-710-4060 2. 2004 Ford Contour car, needs fuel pump and battery, $200. 20 gauge lever action single shot 20 gauge shotgun, $160. 757-709-0592 3. LF long gas tank for 2004 GMC SUV. 757-678-6250 4. Furniture and household items for sale. 757-331-0904 5. Maytag washer and dryer, used, white in color, $300 apiece. 757-894-6495 6. Table top wooden display cases with glass tops. LF someone to plow his driveway. 757-665-1128 7. 2 seat bicycle, fair shape, $65 OBO. 2002 Dodge Ram pickup, 4 door, 2wd, looks and runs good, tagged in Delaware, $2,900 OBO. Brand new Pioneer Stereo, best offer. 302-245-1287 8. Found dog in Painter: Light brown, brown collar, looks clean. At Shore Saw and Mower. 442-3322 9. Dryer, $100 OBO. 2 sets of bed frames, adjustable. 757-607-6649 10. LF someone to clear driveway. 757-894-5809 11. Ford F-150 extended cab, 4wd, 195k miles, $3,500. 757-894-5713 12. Found prescription glasses at the Food Lion in Onley. 757-387-9573  ...

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Nick Nekunas

Mr. John Anthony “Nick” Nekunas, 76, husband of Lenora Nekunas and a resident of Parksley, VA, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 with his loving family at his side. Born March 14, 1941 in Queens, NY, he was the son of the late Anthony George Nekunas and Adele Karazia Nekunas.  Following high school, Mr. Nekunas joined the United States Coast Guard where he served his country for fifteen years, mastering his trade as an electrician and adopted the nickname, “Nick”.  Though his service ended, Nick continued to do what he loved, serving his community as a dependable electrician and...

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VDOT: All Accomack and Northampton County Roads Should be Passable By Tonight

According to VDOT, all roads in Accomack and Northampton County are expected to be open and passable as of Monday evening. Currently, there are 10 roads in Accomack County with significant snow drifts. They include Rte. 763, Rte. 657, Rte. 650, Rte.600, Rte. 734, Rte. 620, Rte. 619, Rte. 613, Rte. 615 and Rte. 1204. VDOT will continue to perform snow removal operations until the roads are open and passable....

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Closings and Cancellations for Tuesday, January 9

Accomack Schools will be closed Tuesday including all students, staff and 12 month employees. Northampton County Public schools closed Tuesday Broadwater Academy closed Tuesday Shore Christian Academy closed Tuesday Holly Grove Christian School closed Tuesday Central Baptist Academy Closed Tuesday ESCC closed Tuesday. Spring Registration extended through Friday. ESAAA/CAA Project Head Start in both counties will be closed Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Belle Croft & Baby Room will be open Tuesday. E.S. Area Agency on Aging closed Tuesday. The Northampton County Landfill, Transfer station and all 6 convenience centers will observe normal operating hours on Tuesday January 9. The meeting...

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Crockett Accepts Accomack Board Chair; Hart Vice Chair

At Wednesday night’s Accomack County Supervisors meeting, Ms. Laura Bell Gordy, who was the 2017 Vice Chairman and in line to become 2018’s chairman, nominated Robert Crockett to become the 2018 chairman. Gordy had announced at the October 2017 meeting that she would not be seeking or accepting the nomination as chairman. With Supervisor Grayson Chesser absent from the meeting, Ms. Gordy’s motion the unanimous 8- 0 vote followed almost instantaneous. Assuming the chairman’s duties Crockett opened the floor for nomination for Vice Chairman. Renita Major nominated Donald Hart as the 2018 Vice Chairman. This motion also passed unanimously. Operational...

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Coast Guard Ice Cutter Arrives at Tangier

The Coast Guard Ice Cutting Boat ‘Chock’ has finally arrived at Tangier. Freezing temperatures lasting more than a week and the recent blizzard locked up everything around the island. According to Dennis Crockett of Taniger, the island was well stocked but was looking forward to getting fresh supplies in once the cutter made its way in to Tangier. Crockett also reported good duck hunting on Tangier until the freezing around the Island occurred. Jay Fleming Photography took the following pictures of the Chock and local Tangiermen making their way around following the cutting of the path through the ice....

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Post Office Suspends Operations for Several Post Offices

Due to winter weather conditions, the following offices have suspended operations, including drop shipments, until further notice: Assawoman, 23302. Atlantic, 23303. Belle Haven, 23306. Bloxom, 23308. Capeville, 23313. Cheriton, 23316. Eastville, 23347. Exmore, 23350. Franktown, 23354. Greenbush, 23357. Hallwood, 23359. Harborton, 23389. Horntown, 23395. Jamesville, 23398. Keller, 23401. Locustville, 23404. Machipongo, 23405. Mappsville, 23407. Marionville, 23408. Nassawadox, 23413. Nelsonia, 23414. Onancock, 23417. Painter, 23420. Pungoteague, 23422. Quinby, 23423. Saxis, 23427. Tasley, 23441. Temperanceville, 23442. Townsend, 23443. Wachapreaque, 23480. Wallops Island, 23337. Willis Wharf, 23486. Withams, 23488. The Postal Service is monitoring conditions and will provide updates on possible impacts to...

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Closings and cancellations for Monday, January 8

Accomack County Schools will be closed Monday Northampton County Schools Closed Monday Eastern Shore Community College will be closed Monday.  Registration has been extended until Thursday. Broadwater Academy closed Monday Holly Grove Christian School closed Monday Shore Christian Academy closed Monday Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital Auxiliary meeting that was scheduled for Monday morning at 8:30. The reschedule date will be announced as soon as it is set. The ladies mission circle of Maranatha Baptist Church will not meet Monday Tabernacle Baptist Church Canceled all meetings Monday Sneads UMC Canceled all meetings Monday Davis Disposal Suspended services until Monday or...

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Coast Guard reopens Capes following blizzard

The Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Captain of the Port fully reopened the Port at noon Friday. Ice condition two is still in effect. Ice has been reported on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and in the Chesapeake Bay tributaries. “The Port is now open without restrictions,” said Capt. Rick Wester, Sector Hampton Roads Captain of the Port. “However, we strongly recommend all mariners exercise caution and report any aid discrepancies or hazards to navigation, including ice accumulation on navigable waters, to the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center at 757-668-6635.”  ...

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