Arthur Cephas, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was a sanitation engineer for Allen’s Family Foods in Hurlock, Md., and a member of St. Johns AME Church in Bishopville, Md., and the Local Union #27. He enjoyed art and bike-riding.
Cephas was preceded in death by his father, Arthur A. Cephas. He is survived by his mother, Janie Mumford Cephas, of Selbyville; his companion, Stephanie Hird, of Salisbury, Md.; three step-children, Mary Elizabeth Hird, Joyce Hird and James Lee, all of Salisbury; two brothers, Gary Cephas, of Angola, N.Y., and Clifford Cephas, of Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters, Grace Cephas, of Frankford, Del., Johanna Cephas, of Princess Anne, Md., and Pearl Riley, of Selbyville; and 13 step-grandchildren.
A funeral service was scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, with interment in Curtis United Methodist Cemetery, Bishopville, Md.