YOUNGSVILLE — Herman Dale Shepard, 57, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010. A graveside service was held Sunday, Sept. 19, at Providence Baptist Church cemetery in Holly Ridge.

He was born in Onslow County, the son of Herman Shepard and the late Joan Mayers Shepard.

Surviving: father, Herman Shepard of Kernersville; sisters, Debbie Shepard Strickland (Doug) of Youngsville, Dawn Cash Vick and Allen Boykin of Zebulon and Selma; one niece; several  nephews; and a great-niece.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Providence Baptist Church, 460 East Ocean Highway, Holly Ridge, NC 28445.

Arrangements handled by Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest.