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Mildred ‘Peggy’ Louthan Shepherd

Mrs. Mildred ‘Peggy’ Louthan Shepherd, 92, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at her son’s home in South Boston.

She was born in Richmond on December 31, 1916 to the late Frank G. Louthan and Mildred M. Louthan and was married to the late Richard T. Shepherd. Mrs. Shepherd graduated from Washington College of the University of Richmond. She taught school in Richmond and Gloucester County where she and her husband moved in 1954.

Survivors include one daughter, Almeda S. Clements of Fredericksburg; two sons, R. Thomas ‘Tom’ Shepherd Jr. and wife, Virginia Bogard, of South Boston and Harry W.L. ‘Pete’ Shepherd of Gloucester; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Frank G. Louthan Jr. and wife, Marilyn, of Richmond.

Funeral services for Mrs. Shepherd will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. at Abingdon Episcopal Church in Gloucester.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Halifax County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 183, South Boston; Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston; or Trinity Episcopal Church, 515 Yancey Street, South Boston, 24592.

Andrews Funeral Home, Gloucester is in charge of arrangements.