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Barbara Custis NASSAWADOX - Barbara Miles Darden Franklin Custis, 67, wife of Phillip Randall Custis, passed away Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 at her home in Nassawadox. A native of Reisterstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late William Darden, the late Barbara Lathroum Franklin and the late William J. Franklin. She was the owner of Maplewood Garden Nursery and a founder of the Master Gardeners of the Eastern Shore. She was a member and vestryman of Hungars Episcopal Church. With her husband she helped establish The Randy Custis Memorial Ball Park in Nassawadox, for which they were presented the 2010 Volunteer Family of Year Award by Gov. McDonnell. Other than her husband, she is survived by two sons, William Parke Custis of Exmore and Spencer Miles Custis of Providence Forge, Va.; four grandchildren, Cody Custis, Taylor Custis, Cheyanne Custis and Caleb Custis; a sister, Kathryn B. Franklin of Taneytown, Md.; a brother, William J. Franklin III of Cockeysville, Md.; and four cousins, Ray Franklin, Beverly F. Duncan, Geof Franklin, and Marybeth Franklin. She was predeceased by a son, Phillip Randall Custis Jr. A funeral will be conducted Sunday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. in Hungars Episcopal Church with the Rev. Robert G. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Belle Haven Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the residence Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Randy Custis Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 237, Nassawadox, VA 23413. Or online at Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doughtyfuneralhome. com. Arrangements made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Dec. 9, 2010
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