Elbert B. Esham, 85

Elbert B. Eshamn, 85, of Bishopville, Md., died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at home.

Born in St. Martin’s Neck, he was the youngest son of Daniel W. Esham and Eva M. Brasure Esham. A devoted husband and father, he enjoyed working the family farms, raising chickens, hogs and, at one time, cattle, while tilling his crops. In his younger years, he had also been an avid hunter.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Elizabeth V. Esham; daughters Sandra Mae Collins and her husband Lloyd, Debra Lynn Stavely and her husband David; grandsons, Christopher L. Collins and wife Tami, Ryan J. Collins and wife Denise; and great-grandsons Cody Collins and Caleb Collins.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006, at Hastings Funeral Home, Selbyville with interment at Bishopville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802 or Zion United Methodist Church c/o Sandra Venable 11213 Beverly Street Bishopville, MD 21813.