Mrs. Francis M. Grant
BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI - Frances M. Grant, 69 of Hebron died Friday, January
28, 2000 at the Biloxi Regional Medical Center.
She was born August 5, 1930, the daughter of Hugh Strout and Ora Mason
She attended schools in Auburn and Mechanic Falls and graduated from
Mechanic Falls High School in 1948. She had worked in area shoe shops and
in the fabric department in stores in Massachusetts and Maine.
Mrs. Grant was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Oxford. She
enjoyed sewing and making quilts.
On August 28, 1948 she married Gerald Grant Sr. They have spent the
last nine winters in the Biloxi area.
Survivors include her husband of Hebron; five sons Jerry Jr. of Gray,
Thomas of Korea, Robert of Mexico, NY, Millard of Oxford, SC and Donald
of Sacramento, CA;one brother, Ralph Strout of Auburn; 13 grandchildren
and three great grandchildren.
Visiting hours were held Tuesday at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home,
Mechanic Falls where services were held that evening. Interment will be
Thursday at 11a.m. at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta.
Robert R. Kimball
FRYEBURG - Robert R. Kimball, 57, of Fryeburg and North Waterford died
Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at his residence.
He was born at Bridgton on July 10, 1942, the son of Charles and Ruth
Kimball. He was educated in Bridgton schools.
He had worked in the woodworking industry as a lathe operator for Forest
Industries. He also enjoyed woodworking at his home as a hobby and was
interested in panning for gold.
He was a veteran of the United States Army.
He married Ellie Holt on December 8, 1962, and she died on March 10,
He later married Eleanor Johnson on July 18, 1998.
He is survived by his wife of Fryeburg; a son, Robert Jr.; two daughters,
Sherri Walker of Fryeburg and Wendy Whiting of Denmark; six grandchildren;
seven step-grandchildren, six sisters, Louise Haas of Otisfield, Shirley
Bryant of Brunswick, Polly Ross of Bowdoinham, Nancy Arris of Bridgton,
Betty Andrews of Waterford and Linda Adams of Bridgton; two brothers, Charles
Jr., of Gray and Edmund of Bridgton.
Memorial Services were held for Mr. Kimball at the North Waterford
Congregational Church with the Rev. Janice Wilcox officiating on Saturday,
January 29, 2000. Interment will be in the Forest Hills Cemetery, Bridgton
in the spring.
Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home,
Avis June Seames
Avis June Seames, 62, of Old County Road, Bryant Pond, wife of William
Seames, died Tuesday, January 25, at her residence, with her family by
She was born the daughter of Ola (Billings) Miele, and the late Emile
Miele, April 4, 1937, in Bryant Pond.
She attended the Milton and Rumford schools.
For many years years she worked at the former Echo Mill in Locke Mills,
and later at Penley's Mill, in West Paris, from which she retired in 1990,
due to ill health. She was a member of the Locke Mills Union Church, and
was the President of the Woodstock Fire Department ,Auxiliary.
She married William Seames, December 7, 1956, and they had maintained
their home in Woodstock for the past 44 years, enjoying camping on the
coast of Maine, and also at their camp in Stratton.
Besides her mother, and husband, she is survived by three sons, Frank
and his wife, Jerry, of Albany, Alan and his wife, Malinda, of Woodstock,
and Robert and his companion, Karen, also of Woodstock; a brother, Norman
Miele and his wife, Janice, of Peru; a sister, Brenda Hodgeton, and her
husband, Brian, of Oxford; six grandchildren, Dareth and Chris, of Albany,
Hana and Will, of Woodstock, and Mariah and Tim, also of Woodstock, as
well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Locke Mills Union Church, on Friday,
January 28; interment will be in the Hathaway/Day Cemetery, Old County
Road, Bryant Pond, in the spring.
Friends who wish may make memorial donations in Mrs. Seames' memory
to Locke Mills Union Church, c/o Beverly Melville, Greenwood, ME 04255
or Woodstock Fire Department, c/o Geff Inman, 424 Old County Rd., Bryant
Pond, ME 04219.
Arrangements were by the Andrews Funeral Home, South Woodstock.
Kathleen Woodworth Hunt
SOUTH PARIS - Kathleen Woodworth Hunt, 68, of Norway died Thursday
January 13, 2000 at the Maine Veterans' Home in South Paris .
She was born in South Paris on December 23, 1931, the daughter of R.
Henry and Mary Prentiss Woodworth.
She was a graduate of South Paris High with the class of 1950. She
had worked for many years with her husband Nate at Katies Kitchen in West
She liked plants, singing and poetry, and was a great cook. She had
served as President of Women in Business.
She married Nathan Hunt on December 31, 1951.
She is survived by her husband of Norway; two daughters and their husbands,
Kathleen and Tom Jordan of South Paris, Lynda and Scott Hamilton of Norway;
two sons, Stephen and and his wife, Marie, of Waterford, and Nathan Edwin
of Norway; two brothers, Raymond Woodworth of Otisfield and James Woodworth
of Woodbury, NJ.; two sisters, Florence Cairns of North Waterford and Geneva
Holahan of Durango, CO and eight grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Emerson and a brother, Robert
Funeral Services were held at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, on
Monday, January 17, 2000 with Joseph Perham officiating.
Interment will be in the Riverside Annex Cemetery in the spring. Donations
in Mrs. Hunt's memory may be sent to the Alzheimer's Unit at the Maine
Veterans' Home, 477 High St., South Paris, 04281.
William Scotty Whytock
RUMFORD - William Scotty Whytock, 87, of Mexico died Sunday, January
30, 2000 at the Rumford Community Hospital, Rumford.
He had resided on Main Street, Mexico and been a resident in the area
most of his life.
He was born in Bannockburn, Scotland, October 14, 1912, the son of
James and Annis (Brown) Whytock and attended schools in Scotland and Mexico,
Mr. Whytock was employed by Oxford Paper Company in Rumford as an electrician
for over 37 years when he retired in 1975.
He had also been active for over 55 years in the Mexico Fire Department
and served as chief for the last 20 years before his retirement in 1988.
He had served as Past Governor of St. Andrews Society of Maine, a very
active member of the Mexico Congregational Church, a very active member
and Past President of the Clan Chisolm, member of the Boise Cascade 25-year
Club, Past Chief of the Mexico Fire Department and Past President of the
Mexico Fire Department Relief Association, Past President of the Western
Maine Firemen's Association, member of the Maine State Fire Chiefs Association,
Social and life member of Rumford Falls Aerie of the Fraternal Order of
He was also a champion soccer player and had played for the Oxford
Bears, who were state champs in 1932 and later played professional soccer
for the Sommerville Soccer Club in Sommerville, MA, for several years.
He was married in Rumford on November 26, 1938 to the former Helen
Marshall of Mexico, who survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Judy) Broomhall of
Mexico; five grandchildren, Mrs. Michael (Lynn) Gould of Mexico, Mrs. Edward
(Kathy) Carey Jr. of Rumford; Scott Whytock and his fiancee, Sarah Keegan
of Thomaston; and Beth Whytock of Dixfield; two great-granddaughters, Amanda
Carey of Rumford and Kristin Gould of Mexico; two brothers, Robert Whytock
and his wife, Jane, of Augusta and John Whytock and his wife Viola, of
Mexico; a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Agnes) Hardy of Auburn; a daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Nancy Whytock of Dixfield and a brother-in-law, Paul Gallant of Mexico.
He was predeceased by a son, William G. Whytock; a brother, James Whytock
and two sisters, Annie Gallant and Kay Hall.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the Meader and Son Funeral
Home, Rumford. with calling hours Tuesday evening. Internment will be in
the spring in the Farrington-Morton Cemetery, Mexico.
Those who desire may contribute to the Mexico Congregational Church,
Main Street, Mexico, ME, 04257, in his memory.
Mr. Leland E. Kimball
WESTBETHEL- Leland E. Kimball, 68, of Route 2, West Bethel, died suddenly
and unexpectedly, Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at his residence.
Mr. Kimball was born in Bethel, February 9, 1932, the son of the late
Albert and Flora Kimball.
He attended Bethel, and Norway schools graduating from Norway High
School. Mr. Kimball then went to Rollings College, in Winter Haven, Florida,
receiving a B.A., in English, where he lived with the late Dr. and Mrs.
Selling, summer residents of Songo Pond. Anthony Perkins, an actor, probably
best known for his role in themovie thriller, Psycho, was a close college
and life-long friend.
An English teacher, by profession, Mr. Kinmball was associated with
Bridgton High School, and for nearly a quarter of a century, until his
retirement, with Lee Academy.
Mr. Kimball is survived by a sister: Carol Cox, of South Woodstock;
and a brother Rodney Bunny Kimball, of West Bethel, as well as several
half brothers, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
At his request there are nopublic visiting hours, or funeral service.
Following cremation, burial will be in the Lee Cemetery, Lee, ME.
Mrs. Isabelle Sherman Jackson
LEWISTON - Isabelle Sherman Jackson, 78, of Oxford died Monday, February
14, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston.
She was born in Littleton, NH on August 28, 1921, the daughter of Reuben
and Lotte (Donaghy) Sherman. She attended Littleton High School and then
married William Jackson.
Mrs Jackson previously lived in Rhode Island and Whitefield, NH before
moving to Oxford in 1962. She worked at B.E. Cole Shoe Factory for several
years and Cornwall's and Oxford Pine Products. She also did volunteer work
with the elderly at Androscoggin Home Health.
Mrs. Jackson loved gardening, and she grew beautiful vegetables and
flowers. She also enjoyed knitting, oil painting, the out-of-doors, and
being with her grandchildren. Her greatest pleasure was going to the ocean
at Wells Beach with her family. She was a woman of great strength, character,
and an inspiration to all. She showed great determination in her battle
with cancer, which she was able to overcome for 11 years until the day
Mrs. Jackson is survived by two sons, Andrew Jackson of CA and Timothy
Jackson of GA; two daughters, Jane Haskell of South Paris and Kathleen
Pandaria of Massachusetts; six grandchildren, Tanya Turner of Oxford, Tabitha
Smith of Norway, Jennifer Chagnon of Norway, Jeremy Smith of Lovell, April
Barker of Mechanic Falls, and Timmy Jackson Jr. of Georgia; and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, and 10 sisters.
Funeral services were held on Friday, February 18, at the Weston-Chandler
Funeral Home in Norway, with Pastor Lloyd Waterhouse of the Grace Fellowship
Church in Oxford officiating. Interment will be in the Webber Brook Cemetery
in Oxford in the spring.
Donations in Mrs. Jackson's memory may be sent to the American Cancer
Society, Box 458, Brunswick, ME 04011.
Miss Eileen Hall
WYOMISSING, PA - Eileen Hall, 68, of Wyomissing, PA died Saturday,
December 25, in St. Joseph Medical Center.
She was born in Manchester, NH, a daughter of the late Orrin W. and
Vivian (Gillespie) Hall.
She graduated from Norway High School in 1948 and from Tufts College.
She was a System Analyst at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT, retiring
She is survived by a sister Maureen (Hall) Albright and several nieces
She was predeceased by a brother Orrin.
A private service will be held in New Hampshire in the spring.
Mr. Alfred W. Taylor
SOUTHPARIS- Alfred W. Taylor, 86, of Gary St., South Paris died Wednesday,
February 16, 2000 at Stephens Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
He was born in Sidney, ME on August 31, 1913, the son of Harry and
Ethel May Hinkley Taylor.
He graduated from Gould Academy in 1934.
On May 8, 1935, he enlisted in the U. S. Army, served for two years
and was honorably discharged in 1937.
Mr. Taylor served as a police officer for South Portland Naval Shipyard
from 1937 to 1941, when he then served as Desk Sergeant until 1943.
He re-enlisted into the U. S. Army on July 21, 1943, serving as a 1st
Sergeant under General Patton, in the 3rd Army, spending 21 months in the
European Theater. During this time he participated in five campaigns and
received five battle stars. He also received the Good Conduct Medal, the
Meritorious Service Wreath, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign
Ribbon, the Victory Medal as well as the Purple Heart for wounds received
in action in Germany during April of 1945. Mr. Taylor was honorably discharged
on December 29, 1945.
Mr. Taylor entered the National Guard in 1955, at which time he served
as the administrative, supply, and maintenance technician, and was honorably
discharged in 1958.
From 1958 to 1965, he served as a chief administrator for the Cumberland
County Sheriffs Department. In 1966, Mr. Taylor then served as the Town
Manager for the Town of New Gloucester, until he retired. After retirement,
he moved to Huntsville, AL with his wife, where he received an honorary
deputy commission from the Madison County Sheriffs Department.
In 1989 he returned to Maine, and resided in South Paris with his wife,
where he did volunteer work for the Norway Police Department. He was a
member of the South Paris Baptist Church.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife of 30 years, Carolyn Tripp Taylor
of South Paris; two daughters, Judith Vickerson of New Gloucester and Janice
Bickford of Windham; four grandchildren, Theron Bickford, Trina Dehetre,
Justin Bickford and Paul Vickerson and five great-grandchildren.
Family and friends attended memorial services Sunday, February 20,
2000 at the South Paris Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Knowles officiating.
Spring interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Gorham. Those who
wish may make donations in Mr. Taylor's memory to the Guillain Barre Syndrome
Foundation, PO Box 262, Wynnewood, PA 19096 or the South Paris Baptist
Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral
Home, South Paris.
Mr. Joseph D. Pallas
SOUTHPARIS- Joseph D. Pallas, 79, of South Paris died Friday, February
18, 2000 at Market Square Health Care Center.
He was born in Washington, DC on March 8, 1920, the son of James A.
and Hattie V. Plummer Pallas.
He was educated in Washington, DC schools. He proudly served in the
U. S. Army in WWII in the Pacific and in Korea as an M/Sgt.
Prior to his retirement in 1976 he spent 30 years under Civil Service
in the Dept. of Environmental Services as an engineer in the city of Washington,
He resided in Myrtle Beach, SC for 16 years before moving to South
Paris in 1996.
He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Myrtle Beach, SC
and the Myrtle Beach Lodge No. 353, A.F. & A. M.
He is survived by his wife, the former Irene R. Major of South Paris;
one daughter, Anne and her husband Stanley Lane of Albuquerque, NM; one
son, James Pallas of Concordia, MO; a granddaughter, Nicole Pallas of Greensboro,
NC and a grandson, Christopher Lane of Las Vegas, NV; two stepdaughters,
Carol Williams of Upper Marlboro, MD and Virginia Murphy of South Paris;
a stepson, David Ragland of Virginia; three step grandchildren, Chip Williams
and Michelle Williams of Maryland, and Carrie Hayden of Lewiston; one great
grandson and three step great grandchildren;two nieces and two nephews
He was predeceased by a brother, John and a step granddaughter, Laura
Memorial Services were held on Monday, February 21, 2000 at the Weston-Chandler
Funeral Home, South Paris with the Rev. Henry Male officiating. Public
Masonic services were held prior to the service.
Mr. Clifford Kimball
NORWAY- Clifford Kimball, 93, of Oxford died Tuesday, February 15,
2000 at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Albany on February 22, 1906, the son of Frank R. and
Bertha Bell Edson Kimball.
He attended schools in Harrison and Otisfield. He was a woodsman and
had done odd jobs most of his life. He faithfully served his country in
the U. S. Army.
He married Dorothy Muller, who predeceased him.
He is survived by one brother, Edwin of Oxford; three sisters, Gladys
Cousins of Otisfield, Blanche Cross and Ruby Hodsdon both of Bridgton and
a step-son, Willis Hoover of N. Bridgton.
At the request of the family there will be no services at this time.
Interment will be in the Bolsters Mills Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements
are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway.
SOUTHPARIS- Committal services for Carl Bisbee will be held at 1 p.m.,
Saturday, May 20 at the Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris with military
honors; Arrangements by Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway.
Mrs. Madlyn B. Whitley
NORWAY-Madlyn B. Whitley, 87, formerly of South Paris died Sunday morning,
May 14. 2000 at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Augusta, December 25,1912, the daughter of Cleveland
and Marian Morrill Bell.
She graduated from Paris High School in 1931. She attended Columbia
School of Education in 1932-33 and graduated from the University of Maine
College of Education in 1960.
Mrs. Whitley was an elementary school teacher for 45 years having taught
in Presque Isle, North Paris, Newport,Welchville, South Paris and Lewiston.
She was loved by her students and was an unofficial mother to many. Her
love of teaching was evident by the many generations she taught.She also
tutored in her home and for several years was a cook at Camp Pinecliff.
She was a member of the Maine Retired Teachers Association, Deering
Memorial Methodist Church in South Paris, the Mr. and Mrs Club and the
Women's group of the church and the Paris Alumni Association.
In February 1939 she married Wilbur Whitley who died in 1981.
Survivors include three sons and their wives Robert L. and Carolyn
of Livermore, Charles E. and Theresa of South Paris and William J. and
Judy of Vasselboro; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and three
great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 17 at the Weston-Chandler
Funeral Home, South Paris with interment in Pine Grove Cemetery,West Bethel.
Family and friends called at the funeral home Tuesday evening.
Those who wish may make memorial gifts in her memory to the American
Heart Association, Maine Chapter, P.O. Box 346, Augusta, ME.
Mr. Harold W. Canwell
SOUTHPARIS- Harold W. Canwell, 94, of Oxford died Friday May 12, 2000
at the Market Square Health Care Facility in South Paris.
He was born in Welchville on February 4, 1906, the son of Walter and
Sadie Henley Canwell.
He was educated in Albany schools. He had worked at farming, the poultry
business, and worked for Robinson Manufacturing over 22 years.
He was a life-member of the Knights of Pythias, Pythian Sisters, Hamlin
Temple #44 of Oxford, Minehaha Temple in Stoneham, Sons of Union Veterans,
past gate keeper of his Grange in Oxford. He had lived in the Oxford area
most all his life.
He married the former Dorothy Jackson on February 4, 1950.
He is survived by his wife of Oxford; a son, Leonard and wife Barbara
Canwell of Oxford; a daughter, Carolyn and husband Charles of South Woodstock;
a granddaughter Bethany Lowe serving in the United States Navy; two sisters,
Marjorie Sweeney of Norway and Edith Bird of Oxford. He was predeceased
by a sister, Beatrice Chelluck.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 16, at the Weston-Chandler
Funeral Home, Norway with Rev. Gertrude DeCoteau officiating. Interment
was in the Cragie Cemetery in Oxford. Family and friends attended Monday
Elna M. Williams
SOUTH PARIS - Committal services for Elna M. Williams will be held
at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 20 at the Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris.
Arrangements are by Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway.
Mrs. Barbara M. Newell
WESTPARIS-Barbara M. Newell, 80, of South Paris, died Thursday, May
11, 2000 at the Ledgeview Convalescent Center.
She was born in West Bethel on November 14, 1919, the daughter of Dean
and Dorothy Morrill Martin.
She was a graduate of South Paris High School in 1936. She had worked
at Minnie's Food Shop in South Paris and also worked at Hannaford Bros.
Shop n' Save, retiring after 20 years.
She was a member of the Universalist Unitarian Church of South Paris
and the South Paris Firemen's Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, flowers,
and most of all her family. She had lived in the South Paris area most
all of her life.
She married Stanley B. Newell on July 18, 1944.
She is survived by her husband of South Paris; a son, Dan and his wife
Emily of Bowdoinham; a daughter, Chris and her husband Steve of North Berwick;
two grandchildren, Scot of Norway and Dean of San Antonio, TX; three sisters,
Collene and John Tucker and Betty and John Bryant, and Wilma McLaughlin
all of South Paris; a brother, Randall and his wife Bea Martin of Middletown,
She was predeceased by a brother, Rodney Martin and a sister, Muriel
Family and friends attended a graveside service on Tuesday, May 16
at the Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris.
Donations in Mrs. Newell's memory may be sent to the Universalist Unitarian
Church in South Paris.
Arrangements were under the direction of Weston-Chandler funeral Home,
SOUTHPARIS- Memorial graveside services for Leah Townsend will be held
at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 20 at the Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris.
Arrangements are by Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway.
OXFORD- Committal services for Isabelle Jackson will be held at 11
a.m., Saturday, May 20, at the Webberbrook Cemetery in Oxford; arrangements
are by Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway.
Daniel W. Bennett II
EAST SUMNER - Spring committal services for Daniel W. Bennett II, 32,
of Sumner will be held Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m. in the Elmwood Cemetery
in East Sumner. Rev. Scott Jones will be officiating; arrangements under
the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, S.Paris.
Mr. Roland M. Swan
PORTLAND- Roland M. Swan, 74 of South Paris died Sunday evening, May
14, 2000, at Maine Medical Center.
He was born in South Paris, December 15,1925, the son of Wilber and
Lura Morrill Swan.
He graduated from Paris High School in 1943 and attended the Franklin
Technical Institute in Boston.
He faithfully served his country in the Navy during World War II.
Mr. Swan started Kevin Heights in September 1959 and in 1964 he started
Swan Supply on Main Street in Norway.
He was very civic minded and each year he awarded a scholarship to
a graduating student.
He was a member of the Norway-Paris Kiwanis Club for over 30 years;
he was a past master and trustee of Paris Lodge #94 AF&AM,Kora Temple
and the Scottish Rite.
He was a 32nd degree mason and served as Grand Steward of the Grand
Lodge of Maine in 1961-62.
He was also a member of the Floyd-Harlow Post 9787 VFW and was a long
time member of the Norway Country Club.
On June 21,1947 he married Elaine Hennessey of Oxford. Mrs. Swan died
December 18, 1992.
On January 14, 2000 he married Connie Pettis of Oxford.
Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Patti
of Waterford; a daughter and son-in-law, Kerri and Ricky Andrews of South
Paris; two sisters, Barbara Frost of South Paris and Theresa Law of Yuciapa,
CA; two granddaughters, Stephanie and Andrea Andrews of South Paris; a
step daughter Rebecca Laliberte of Greene and a step granddaughter Lori-Anne
Laliberte of Greene.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at the Weston-Chandler
Funeral Home, 45 Main Street, South Paris with interment following in Riverside
Cemetery, South Paris.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 6 to
Public Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. by Paris Lodge
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial gifts in Mr. Swan's
memory to the Norway-Paris Kiwanis Charitable Trust, P.O.Box 174, Norway,
Mrs. Catherine E. Welch
AUBURN- Catherine E. Welch, 81, of Norway died Wednesday May 10, 2000
at the Clover Manor Estates.
She was born in Lewiston on March 30, 1919, the daughter of Charles
Jr. and Jennie Potter Carr. She graduated from the Maine School for the
She married Henry Getchell who predeceased her in 1976. She remarried
in June of 1978 to Edward Welch.
Mrs. Welch in her earlier years worked as a beautician and in Norway
shoe shops. She then worked for the Baxter School for the Deaf and retired
from there in 1984. Since retiring she has been teaching sign language
as an adult education class in Norway.
She was a member of the Maine Mission for the Deaf and the Gaudellette
Association of the Deaf. Mrs. Welch was known for her talent in crafts
and handywork. She was an exceptional cook and also enjoyed canning.
She is survived by her husband, Edward Welch of Auburn; a daughter
Jane Moore of Stoneham; a sister Irene Chaplin of New Gloucester; two grand
children Gail Morang of South Paris and Lynn Wiles of Oxford; four great
grandchildren; one niece Rita Emch of New Gloucester; seven step children;
39 step grandchildren, 17 great step children and five great great step
There were visiting hours Friday May 12 at the Weston-Chandler Funeral
Home, Norway. Funeral services were Saturday at the funeral home. Interment
followed at the Pikes Hill Cemetery.
Donations in her memory can be made to the Baxter School for the Deaf.
Mrs. Elyse A. Fisher
NORWAY- Elyse A. Fisher, 51, of Oxford died Thursday, May 11, 2000
at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Bethel on September 26, 1948 the daughter of Edward
A. and Georgia Yates Haines.
She graduated from Bethel Academy, going to Women's Unlimited several
years later to be trained to work for the State of Maine. She had been
on a survey crew of the Maine Department of Transportation.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, crafts, crafted mice and
her computer. She also loved hummingbirds.
She is survived by three sons, Donald A. Fisher of Turner, Bradley
C. Fisher of Bowdoin and Terrance A. King of South Paris; one brother;
Gilbert Haines of Bethel; three sisters; Nina Smith and Grace Kloock both
of Hillsboro, OR, and Irene Martin of Salem, NH; three grandchildren, Christopher
Fisher of Turner, Savannah E. Fisher of Bowdoin and Jacob A. King of South
Paris; her fiance, Kenneth Knights of Oxford, as well as cousins, nieces
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, May 13, at the Weston-Chandler
Funeral Home, Norway.
Family and friends attended visiting hours on Saturday also. Interment
was in the Webberbrook Cemetery in Oxford.
Those wishing to do so may make contributions to the American Cancer
Society, Box 456, 52 Federal St., Brunswick, ME 04011.
Neil A. Austin
LEWISTON- Neil A. Austin, 65, of Oxford died Thursday, May 11, 2000
at Marshwood Health Care Center after a short and severe bout with cancer.
He was born in Norway, June 20, 1934, the son of Edwin and Dorothy
He attended Norway High School. He retired from C. B. Cummings after
35 years of employment.
He also cleaned at Key Bank in Norway for several years. Always busy
and working, he worked part time at Betsey's in Oxford up until his illness
became too much.
He had lived in Oxford Pines Trailer Park for 25 years. Mr. Austin
loved doing things outdoors, whether it was planting flowers, mowing the
lawn, raking or fixing something around his trailer.
He would do anything for anybody, family or friend. He was always giving
of himself and his time. He enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting, and
did beautiful upholstery work. Everything he did was done to perfection.
Also he had a musical ear and could play the piano, accordion, and
violin and had an excellent singing voice.
He was a true animal lover, and loved to go to Skowhegan to visit his
niece's dairy farm.
He will be missed by his family and friends, especially his niece Gerry
and her family, Tracy, Bill and Tyler.
Survivors include two sisters, Karen Stanley and Sylvia Gerlaugh both
of Oxford; a brother, Donald and his wife Dorothy of North Norway; cousins,
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, Herman (Stan),
Francis (Zeke), Horace (Bud), and Cecil and one sister, Evelyn.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2000 at 2 p.m.
at the Norway Center Cemetery in North Norway with Pastor Lloyd Waterhouse
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the American
Cancer Society, Maine Division Inc., 52 Federal St., Brunswick, ME 04011.
Arrangements under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway.