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Maine Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 14

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Date: Monday, 15 August 2011, at 9:44 a.m.

RUTHIE W. DYSART
LINCOLN - Ruthie W. Dysart, 78, wife of Edward Dysart, died Jan. 28, 2003, at a Lincoln healthcare facility. She was born in South Winn, Oct. 8, 1924, the daughter of Walter and Ruth (Farrington)
Windsor. Ruthie graduated from Mattanawcook Academy in 1943. She was employed as an office worker for a while and worked as a beautician later in life. She loved her flower garden, enjoyed canoeing, camping and fishing.

In addition to her husband of 53 years, Edward, she is survived by two brothers Morton "Duke" Windsor of Florida, and Walter Windsor of Lincoln Center; a sister, Marilyn Curtis of Bangor; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Terry Upcott officiating. Spring interment will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

VERA B. ETHIER
BANGOR & MILLINOCKET - Vera Blanch Ethier, 83, wife of Antoine Ethier, went home to be with the Lord, May 30, 2003, at a Bangor hospital. She was born in Cumberland Bay, New Brunswick, Canada, Feb. 6, 1920, the daughter of Beverly and Elizabeth (Patterson) Ferris. Vera loved spending time with her family, camping and keeping her home extra special. In addition to her husband of 45 years, Antoine, she is survived by four children, Phyllis Read and her companion Dwain Quinn of Brewer, David Larlee and his wife Ramona of Milford, Eugene Larlee and his wife Rita of Millinocket, and Mary Shedd and her husband Derward of Millinocket; 13 grandchildren, Mary Steward of Alpine CA, Judith Pelkey of Glenburn, Chantal Shaw of Portland, David Larlee, Jr., of VA, Eddie Larlee of Fairfield, CA, Lynn Harley of VA, Kevin Larlee of CA, Sarah Jandreau of East Millinocket, Nancy Grant of East Millinocket, Shelly Blaisdell of East Millinocket, Leana Larlee of TN, Tammy Millette of Biddeford and Kathy Shedd of Bangor; a sister Alta Trecartin of St John NB; a brother, Blake Ferris of St. John NB; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She also leaves many friends, especially her church family. She was predeceased by her first husband, Ernest Larlee and two brothers, Belmore Ferris and Arnold Ferris.
Friends may call from 2-4 & 7-8 p.m. Monday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tri-Town Baptist Church, East Millinocket, with Pastor Todd Bell officiating. Interment will be in East Millinocket Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Tri Town Baptist Church Chair Fund, P O Box 427, East Millinocket, ME 04430.

DOROTHY FAULKNER
LINCOLN - Dorothy Faulkner, 82, wife of the late Leon Faulkner, died April 9, 2003 at Colonial Health Care in Lincoln, where she had been a resident since March of 2002.
She was born in Orient, Maine on July 21, 1920, the daughter of Asa and Elsie Dwyer. She married Leon Arnold Faulkner on July 22, 1939. They lived in Winn, ME all of their married life. Leon died on August 2, 1972. She worked for Forster Manufacturing from 1955 to 1975. She was a member of the Mattawamkeag Eastern Star, VFW Auxiliary and a volunteer for many years at Silver Spoons.

She is survived by two sons Gordon Faulkner of Summerfield, FL and Clifford Faulkner of Lee, Maine and a daughter Glenna Derrick of Canterbury, New Brunswick. Dorothy had 8 grandsons, 2 granddaughters and several great grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service held at a later date at the South Winn Cemetery, Winn. Arrangements with Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln.

CARLTON L. FLEMING
LINCOLN AND NEWPORT - Carlton L. Fleming, 82, husband of the late Irene (Cain) Fleming, died June 10, 2003 at a Bangor hospital. He was born in Woodville, May 8, 1921, the son of Leroy and Louise (Bowker) Fleming. He was a veteran of World War II and was very active in the American Legion #77 of Lincoln and American Legion Post # 73 of Corinna. Carlton was employed by Lincoln Pulp and Paper for 42 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt, fish and ride his motorcycle. He and Irene could be seen riding their motorcycle all over the state, and were featured in Easy Rider Magazine for their ride to Boston. Carlton did volunteer work at Togus. He was devoted to his family and cared for them up until just before his death.
He is survived by three sons, Carlton Fleming, Jr. of Newport, Daryl Fleming of Alpharetta, GA and Terry Fleming of Northglenn, Colorado; two daughters, Marie Hernandez of Winston Salem, N. C. and Elsie Spencer of Enfield; two brothers, George Fleming of Woodville and Leroy Fleming of Medway; one sister, Myra Hurd of Lincoln; eight grandchildren, one greatgrandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday, June12, 2003 at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Glenn Speed, Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Lincoln Cemetery. Those who wish may donate in Carlton's memory to the American Diabetes Association. Donations may be left at the funeral home.

MARIETTE GAGNON
HOWLAND - Mariette Gagnon, 72, wife of the late Lionel Gagnon, died June 18, 2003, at a Lincoln hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Estcourt, Quebec, Canada, May 7, 1931, the daughter of Joseph and Marie-Ange (Theriault) Roy.
She is survived by four sons, Sylvain of Canada, Yves and his wife Gladys of Howland, Langis and his wife Wanda of Lincoln, and Gerry of Howland; three daughters, Josee Proulx and her husband Paul of P. Q., Sylvie Gagnon of West Enfield, and Suzanne Gagnon of Howland; eleven grandchildren, Stephanie and Bronson Gagnon, Michael, Kim and Laurianne Proulx, Andrea Costigan, Victoria, Brittany and Racheal Gagnon and Aaron and Beau Gagnon; two sisters, Helen Tardif of Howland and Jeanne D'Arc Charest of Canada. In addition to her husband, Lionel, she was predeceased by two sisters, Celine Levesque and Rita Beaulieu.

Friends and family may call from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Rd, Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Andre Houle officiating. Interment will be in West Enfield Cemetery

LILLIAN M. GOSLIN
HOWLAND - Lillian M. Goslin, 89, died April 6, 2003, at a Howland healthcare facility. She was born in Mt. Desert Ferry, July 19, 1913, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (O'Henley) Moon. At the age of 14, she went to work so that her sisters could remain in school. At age 15, she was a telephone operator in West Enfield and then worked as a commercial service representative in Liberty for many years. After retiring, she lived at Sand Hill Apartments in Passadumkeag before becoming a resident of Cummings Healthcare Facility. She loved to read and enjoyed watching bowling on TV.
She is survived by a son, Kenneth of Lagrange; five grandchildren, Michael Goslin of Lowell, Bart Goslin of Hampden, David Goslin of Lowell, Frederick Goslin of Howland and Kelly Loring of Belmont, NH; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sisters, Ruby Hallett and Mary Bean.

Graveside services will be held later in the spring at the West Enfield Cemetery. Arrangements with Clay Funeral Home, Lincoln.

AGNES I. (MONROE) HAM
LEWISTON - Agnes I. (Monroe) Ham, 86, wife of the late Philip Ham, died peacefully, with her family at her side, May 14, 2003, at a Lewiston health care facility. She was born in Carroll, Dec. 23, 1916, the daughter of Guy F. and Jennie (Lindsay) Monroe. Agnes moved with her family to Springfield in 1918 where she lived for many years. She was a resident of Sunrise Village in Mattawamkeag for 20 years before moving to Lewiston. She was a member of the Springfield Congregational Church and the Ladies Circle of which she was a past president.
She is survived by a son, Philip Ham and his wife Diane of Lewiston; grandchildren and their spouses, Robin and Dwight Tilton, Elizabeth Stevens, Russell and Tanya Keith, Janice and Jerry Lindsay, Karey and Jay Pelletier, and Jenny and Chris Giles; great-grandchildren, Kimberly Stevens, Raymond Tilton, Joshua Tilton and Laura Weeks; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two daughters, Mary Jane Springer and Kathleen Ann Keith, a brother, Lloyd Monroe and a sister, Frances Worcester.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Priscilla Schumm officiating. Interment will be in Mills Cemetery, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Springfield Congregational Church. Donations may be left at the funeral home.

CLIFTON E. "HAMMIE" HAMM
MATTAWAMKEAG - Clifton E. "Hammie" Hamm, 84, husband of the late Muriel (Seymour) Hamm, died Mar. 8, 2003, at a Bangor hospital. He was born in Lee, Oct. 17, 1918, the son of Charles and Hazel (Ware) Hamm. Hammie was a U S Army Veteran of World War II and was a charter member and a Life Member of Hamm-McGinley VFW Post # 7409, Mattawamkeag. He worked as a finisher at Great Northern Paper Company for 29 years. He did a lot of volunteer work in the area, was an avid outdoorsman and was a member of the NRA. He was a member of the CMA Church, Lee.
He is survived by a daughter, Joyce Burnell and her husband, Robin of Mattawamkeag, three grandchildren, Kambi Wright of Howland, Kent Oliver and his wife, Cindy and Clifton Oliver, all of Lincoln; a brother, Roger Hamm of Mattawamkeag; a sister, Dorothy Peters of Portland; seven nephews, Vaughn, Woodford, and Maurice Peters, all of Mattawamkeag; Donnie and Clayton Peters, both of Portland; Timothy Hamm of Florida and David Hamm of North Carolina; a special niece, Nancy Maddocks and her husband John of Stockton Springs; other nieces, Pat Albert of Tenn., Delores Meeks of Mass., Donna and Maxine Heath both of Vassalboro, Roanne Philbrook of Conn., Kathy Frodahl of Mattawamkeag and Carol Hamm of Chicago, Ill; three great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons. In addition to his wife, Muriel, he was predeceased by a brother, Clayton Hamm and a sister, Isabell Heath.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2003, at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Rd., Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the CMA Church in Lee with the Rev. Vince Hartford officiating. There will be a luncheon served at the church after the service. Spring interment will be in Mattawamkeag Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations in his memory to the Mattawamkeag Veterans Honor Roll Fund, c/o Mattawamkeag Town Office, Mattawamkeag, ME 04459, or to the CMA Church, Lee, ME 04455. Donations may be left at the funeral home.

ARLENE BERNICE "BABE" HAYNES
LINCOLN-Arlene Bernice "Babe" Haynes, 83, beloved wife of the late Almon "Emy" Haynes, went home to be with the Lord, April 25, 2003, after a very courageous battle with ill heath. She was born in Lincoln, April 22, 1920, the daughter of Asher and Margaret (Springer) Gordon. She was a graduate of Mattanawcook Academy. Babe worked for Lincoln Pulp and Paper in Lincoln for 37 years, retiring in 1982. She enjoyed singing, volunteering, her family and church. She sang with the Dalton Brown Orchestra. She was a member of the Lincoln Congregational Church and a member of the Pilgrim Daughters.
She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie H. Potter and her husband Elliott of Willington, CT and Trudy H. Libby and her husband Barry of Lincoln; one sister, Elsie Handy of Bangor; five grandchildren, Cindy Kenealy, Susan Corrigan, Jenny Cunningham, Melany Thurlow and Patrick Libby; 12 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by her dog "Little Guy". In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Steve, James and Charles; two sisters, Eva Kellerhouse and Charlotte Haskell.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday, April 27, 2003 at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Darrell Joiner officiating. Interment will be in Lincoln Cemetery. Those who wish may donate in her memory to Eastern Maine Charities, EMMC Dialysis/Lincoln Unit, P O Box 404, Bangor, ME 04402-0404.

ALICE B. HARRIMAN
HOWLAND - Alice B. Harriman, 95, wife of the late Winfield L. Harriman died Mar. 15, 2003 at a Lincoln hospital. She was born in Holden, Feb. 17, 1908, the daughter of Robert Jefferson and Maud (Hart) West. She graduated from Brewer High School in 1927. She taught school in Edinburg, where she resided for 37 years, before moving to Howland. Alice had a great love for flowers, reading poetry, and doing embroidery. She was a wonderful pastry cook; her pies and filled cookies were enjoyed by workers in woods camps and on log drives. She enjoyed playing Bingo with her friends while she was at Cummings Assisted Living in Howland. "Nang", as she was lovingly called by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all of their friends, will be greatly missed by all.
She is survived by her son, Robert and his wife Claudette of Lincoln; daughter, Edna Madden and her husband Stephen D. of Greenfield; three-grandchildren, Richard Harriman and his wife Amy of Bangor, Julie Eugley and her husband Reggie of Greenfield, and Wanda Legere and her significant other, Jeff Carr of Greenfield; five great-grandchildren, David and Rachel Eugley, Daniel "DJ" and Janelle Legere of Greenfield and Benjamin Harriman of Bangor. She is also survived by her sister, Viola Maxwell of Lincoln, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Winfield, she was predeceased by her brother, Robert West.

Friends may call from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Wayne Perry officiating. Spring burial will be held at a later date in Greenfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Abnaki Girl Scout Council; 156 N. Main St.; Brewer, ME 04412

DELLIS JOHN "SAM" HUFF
DANFORTH - Dellis John "Sam" Huff, 48, husband of Anna (Crone) Huff, died May 18, 2003, at Houlton Regional Hospital. He was born in Danforth Feb. 19, 1955, the son of Linwood Huff and Ethelyn (Wood) Huntley, and the foster son of Karl Schillinger and Evelyn Schillinger Gorrill. Sam worked in the woods as a heavy equipment operator for Georgia-Pacific, Willard S. Hanington and Hanington Brothers until 1993, when he got done because of health reasons. He fought a long and courageous battle with Diabetes and its complications. Sam loved working in the garage, where he and his son were restoring a 1933 Chevrolet coupe. He loved watching sports on TV, especially his beloved NY Yankees. He loved being with his family.
In addition to his wife, Anna, and his mothers, Evelyn and Ethelyn, he is survived by his son Dellis John "DJ" of Danforth, and his daughter, Jessica of Orono, three brothers, Basil Huff of Bangor, Mike and his wife Laura Huff of Carmel, Glennie and his wife Ann Foster of Danforth; four sisters, Tilly and her husband Terry Bickford of Danforth, Jackie Smith of Bangor, Grace Byers of Danforth and Debbie and her husband Richie King of Enfield; his father and mother-in-law, Carl and Juanta Crone of Danforth; brothers-in-law, Carl and his wife Rene Crone and James and his wife Joanna Crone Marc and his wife, April Crone, all of Danforth; sisters-in-law, Heather and her husband Larry Dixon of FL and Sandra and her husband Trent Hand of Houlton; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He leaves his dog, Keira, as well as several special friends. He was predeceased by an infant son in 1981 and his fathers, Karl Schillinger and Linwood Huff.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at the Danforth Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Root officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Diabetes Foundation, 330 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210-1216. Arrangements with Clay Funeral Home-Bartlett Chapel, Houlton Rd., Danforth.

COBERN W. IRELAND
LINCOLN CENTER - Coburn W. Ireland, 89, husband of Winifred (Knowlen) Ireland, went to be with the Lord, Jan. 11, 2003, at a Lincoln healthcare facility.
He was born at Gram Wyman's in Chester Nov. 3, 1913, the son of Elva H. (Wyman) and Ernest O. Ireland, Sr. Coburn graduated from Mattanawcook Academy. He attended aircraft school and was stationed at Dow Air Force Base as an aircraft mechanic during World War II. He built the garage in Lincoln Center, and he and Spike Shorey and Mac McMullen operated it together. He was employed at Lincoln Pulp & Paper for many years, retiring in 1980. Coburn was a long time and faithful member of the Lincoln Center Baptist Church, where he served as deacon for many years.

In addition to his wife of 61 years, Winifred, he is survived by a brother, Ernest O. Ireland, Jr and his wife Gwen of Lincoln as well as several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Emma White, Lydia Walcott and Gloria Berry.

Graveside services will be held at the Lincoln Center Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Lincoln Center Baptist Church. Arrangements with Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Rd., Lincoln.

BARBARA F. IRISH
WYTOPITLOCK - Barbara F. Irish, 72, wife of the late Earlon F. Irish, died April 8, 2003 at home. She was born in Wytopitlock June 5, 1930 the daughter of Harry and Evelyn (Hewey) Briggs. She was employed by Aetna Company in Hartford, CT for many years. Upon returning to Maine in the 70's, she owned and operated the B & E Store in Wytopitlock. She was a devoted and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved attending sporting events and school functions.
Barbara is survived by two children Paula Kendall and Tim Irish and his wife Rhonda, all of Wytopitlock; one sister Christine and her husband William Major of Sun City, AZ. and her mother Evelyn (Hewey) Briggs of Drew; five grandchildren J.K. Kendall, Ashlee Kendall, "the boys" Dan, Tim and Chris Irish and a great-grandson David James Cropley; sister-in-law Rebecca Briggs, brother-in-law Kenneth Irish, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her father Harry Briggs, brother John Briggs and husband Earlon Irish.

Friends may call from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Clay Funeral Home - Bartlett Chapel, 24 Houlton Road, Danforth. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gary Horton officiating. Interment will be in Wytopitlock Cemetery, later in the spring. The family invites relatives and friends to share in a time of togetherness and refreshments at the Wytopitlock Fish and Game Club, after the funeral.

CARROLL M. JONES
LINCOLN - Carroll M. Jones, 65, husband of Barbara (Philbrook) Jones, died Mar.27, 2003, at a Bangor hospital. He was born in Lincoln, Nov. 5, 1937, the son of Hollis and Althea (Lovett) Jones. Carroll was employed as a superintendent at the Bangor-Hydro prior to his retirement. He was a life member of the Lincoln Historical Society, and worked with that group building the park at the corner of Perry Street and West Broadway. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid Yankees fan.
In addition to his wife, Barbara, he is survived by two sons, Scott Jones and his wife, Belinda of Brewer and Michael Jones of Hudson; a daughter, Diane Jones of Orono; two grandchildren, Steven Jones of Virginia and Adam Jones of Hudson; a brother, Byron Jones of Bangor; two sisters, Lorraine Ware of Owego, NY and his twin, Carolyn Merritt of Lincoln; several nieces and nephews. He also leaves his fishing buddy and best friend, Carroll Monroe. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Muriel and a brother, Roger.

Friends may call from 12 noon to 2 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Rd, Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Glenn Speed officiating. Spring interment will be in Lincoln Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Lincoln Historical Society. Donations may be left at the funeral home.

WYNONA ETTA KELSHAW
GLENBURN AND NAVARRE, FLA-Wynona E. Kelshaw, 82, wife of the late, Joseph Kelshaw, died March 14, 2003, in Enfield. She was born in Chester, September 13, 1920, the daughter of Milledge and Etta (Budge) Boyce. She was part of the Glenburn Covenant Church in Glenburn, ME and since 1979 Billory Baptist Church in Navarre, Florida. Wynona taught Sunday School in both churches for many years and was very active in her church communities.
She is survived by two sons, Roy M. Kelshaw and his wife, Brenda, of Dedham and Douglas J. Kelshaw of Glenburn; one daughter, Carol A. Kelshaw and her husband, Will Flanders, of Shelborne Falls, Mass; one brother, Harmon Boyce and his wife, Dorothy, of Lynn, Mass; five sisters, Irene Nelson of Greensboro, N.C., Viola Stoup of Lee, Louella Dicker of Lincoln, Bernice Kinney of Vienna, VA and Dorothea Round and her husband, David, of Enfield; five grandchildren, Brian Kelshaw, Rodney and his wife, Kristina Kelshaw, Julie Hawkowl and her husband, Davis Chapman, Melanie and her husband, Troy Fitt and Valerie Kelshaw; one great grandchild, Kyle Fitt. In addition to her husband, Joseph, she was predeceased by a brother, Milledge Boyce and two grandchildren, Kristen and Melissa.

A memorial service will held be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Billory Baptist Church, 8162 Stillwater Cove, Navarre, Florida, 32566 or the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society, 1 Main Street, Topsham,ME 04086-1240.

BEVERLY "BIRDIE" LEMIEUX
MATTAWAMKEAG-Beverly (Richard) Lemieux, 62, passed away Wednesday, Jan.15, 2003 at a Lincoln hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Bradley, Feb. 9, 1940 the daughter of Edward and Frances "Honey" Richard. She grew up in Mattawamkeag and was a graduate of Mattawamkeag High School in 1958. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Winn. She lived in Mattawamkeag , served at one time as the Recreation Director of the Mattawamkeag Recreation Association. She was a member of the Tuesday Club, chaired many benefit suppers and was an avid supporter of the Mattawamkeag Wilderness Park. She was a very talented artisan and served on many other community projects. Bev enjoyed traveling overseas with her husband who was in the military. She loved cooking and worked as a cook at the Crossroads Restaurant in Mattawamkeag and at the Northeastland in East Millinocket. Bev will be remembered for her ready smile, helpful hands and giving heart.
She is survived by her husband and best friend, Vern "Sonny" Lemieux. She was loved and will be greatly missed by seven children; Randolph Springer Jr. and his wife Amy Elizabeth of Leominster, Mass, Claudia Jean Anderson and her husband Brian of New Sweden, Amy Jo Springer and Rob Lee of Stetson, Linda Diaz of Miami, FL, Susan Hardy and her husband William of Alexandria, VA, Lance Lemieux and his wife Lisa of Wilton, MA, and Lisa Lemieux of Canada; three brothers, Laurence Richard and his wife Sue of Clinton, MA, Edward "Ricky" Richard Jr. and his wife Dawn of Mattawamkeag, and Gregory Richard Sr. and his wife Arlette of Chester; two sisters, Constance Cahill of Mattawamkeag and Barbara Fletcher and her husband Michael of Greensburg, PA; grandchildren Randolph M. Springer, Abby, Jade and Brady Anderson, Dillan Springer, Richard and Harley-May Lee, Ryan and Alex Diaz, Patrick and Jenna Lemieux; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2003 at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lincoln with the Rev. Myles Cyr presiding. Spring Interment will be in the Mattawamkeag Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mattawamkeag Wilderness Park Campground. Donations may be left at the funeral home.

ARTHUR R. LIBBY
LINCOLN - Arthur Raymond Libby, 88, husband of the late Zelma Ann (Cummings) Libby , died May 29, 2003, at a Lincoln healthcare facility. He was born in Lincoln, Feb. 13, 1915, the son of Alvah and Josephine (Mott) Libby. Arthur was employed for many years driving truck for the Maine D O T. He operated the Lincoln Taxi back when taxi service first became available in Lincoln. He also cut wood for a living and owned and operated a farm on Frost Street.
He is survived by two daughters, Sheila Hanscom of Lincoln and Janice Francis of Sequim, Washington; five grandchildren, Amanda and Joanna Hanscom of Lincoln, and Michael, Wayne and Doug Francis; three brothers, Floyd, Vernon and Rodney, and a sister, Hilda Washburn, all of Lincoln; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Zelma, he was predeceased by two brothers, Leon and Robert and two sisters, Lottie Sweet and Irene Bailey.

Friends may call from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Darrell Joiner officiating. Interment will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

CLARA EVELYN LIBBY
LINCOLN - Clara Evelyn Libby, 70, beloved wife of Earl Libby, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003, surrounded by her loving family, at a Lincoln hospital. She was born in East Winn, Dec. 27, 1932, the daughter of Hessel and Estella ( Estes) Smith. Clara was a graduate of Lee Academy, and attended Maine Medical Center School of Nursing in Portland. She married Earl L. Libby on July 30, 1954. She lived most of her life in Lincoln. Clara worked as a grocery store clerk, but is best remembered for her many years at Bailey's Drug Store. She enjoyed brook trout fishing, bowling, beano and camping in her early years, and most recently enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles and "The Golden Girls." She retired in 1979 to care for her two oldest grandchildren. Clara was a loving, unselfish, giving person who was deeply loved by her husband, daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren. She continues to give as she leaves her family with many loving and cherished memories that they can hold and embrace for a lifetime.
She was predeceased by her father and mother, Hessel and Estella (Estes) Smith and two brothers, Frank Smith and Gordon Smith. Surviving in addition to Earl, her husband of 48 years, are two daughters, and their husbands, Earlene and John Young of Lincoln, Vickie and Steve True of Clinton, her three grandchildren, (the lights of her life) Tony Arthers of Lincoln, Adriane True of Waltham, Mass. and Isaac Young of Lincoln; one sister, Frances Stevens of Freeport; one brother-in-law, Maurice Libby of Zephyrhills, Florida; and three sisters-in-law, Vivian Tunks of Venice, Florida, Nancy Batchelder of Lincoln and Joyce Smith of Island Falls; and several very special nieces and nephews.

There will be no visiting or funeral services at Clara's request. A graveside memorial service will be held in the spring at the Lincoln Cemetery, at a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mattanawcook Academy Athletic Boosters. Arrangements by Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Rd., Lincoln.

AVA MILDRED COLE LINSCOTT
Springfield- Ava M. Cole Linscott, 89, wife of the late Earle W. "Brock" Linscott, died February 9, 2003 at a Lincoln hospital. She was born in Springfield, June 27, 1913, the daughter of Lyndon and Lillian (Downs) Cole. Ava graduated from Springfield Normal School. She taught school in the area for many years. She was very dedicated to her family and treasured them more than anything. She always put everyone else's needs before her own and her strong faith was evident in the way she lived her life. She will be greatly missed by many special friends in the Springfield community.
She is survived by one son, Fernald K. Linscott and his wife "Babe" of Springfield; one daughter, Gloria Kulberg of Hermon; four grandchildren, Thomas Earle Linscott and his wife Karen of Springfield, Lynne Haynes and Al Bard Jr. of Greensboro, NC, Kimberly Ripley and her husband Roland of Portsmouth, NH and Karen Laqualia and her husband John of Bangor; seven great-grandchildren, Angie and Ashley Ava Linscott, Scott, Judith and James Reynolds and Elizabeth and Jonathon Ripley; a niece, Althea Hamlin of Caribou; a nephew, Sheldon Cole of Lincoln; a sister-in-law, Tina Cole. In addition to her husband, Earle, she was predeceased by a sister, Glenace Hanscom and a brother, Harland Cole.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2003 at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Rd., Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Priscilla Schumm officiating. Spring interment will be in Cole Cemetery, Springfield. Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to the Springfield Cemetery Association. Donations may be left at the funeral home.

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