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Alden C. Stedman 
YUMA, AZ - Alden Clayton Stedman, 83 of Yuma AZ died February 19 at a Yuma AZ hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Hartland Maine October 16, 1917 the son of Clayton and Etta Stedman and a graduate of Hartland Academy class of 1935. He retired from the US Air Force after twenty years of service. He is survivded by his wife Thelma, one daughter and husband Lynada & Carter Hendricks all of Yuma. A sister & husband Arlene and James Seekins of Pittsfield, a brother & wife Halver & Sandra Stedman of St. Augustive FL. He was predeased by a son Alden C. Stedman in 1971. Memorial services were held in Yuma, AZ, February 27, 2001. 
 
Ellsworth E. Bemis 
CAMBRIDGE - Ellsworth Edward Bemis, 83, died after a long illness. He was born January 3, 1918 in Sudbury MA the son of Clarence and Hazel (Dracut) Bemis. He was a veteran of WWII, having served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a mechanic by trade and owned and operated a business in MA and enjoyed motercycles. He was an avid fisherman and gardener. He is survived by four children, five grandchildren and one great grandchild, special friends, Robert and Grace French for who he was residing in Cambridge. Burial will be in his family lot in MA. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Pine State Cremation Service. 
 
Barbara L. Fairbrother 
GUILFORD Barbara L. Fairbrother, 70, died Feb. 12, 2001 at a Bangor hospital. She was born May 3, 1930 in Monson, daughter of Lynwood and Ella (Preble) Leighton of Willimantic. Barbara was very active in the United Methodist Church in Guilford. She belonged to the Lord and Ladies Square Dance Club, the Square Dance Camper's Association and the Guilford Senior Citizens. She is survived by her husband, Roy Fairbrother of Guilford; son, David Fairbrother of Guilford; three daughters and their husbands, Judy and Charles Dunehew of Illinois, Kathy and Larry Stoddard of Scarborough, Sandy and Rod Ayers of Rhode Island; a brother and his wife, Milton and Barbara Leighton of New Jersey; three sisters and their husbands, Ruth and William Dauphinee of Willimantic, Carol and Lawrence Budden of Greenville and Diane and Ernest Bonsey of Dover-Foxcroft; five grandchildren, Bruce and his wife, Jacqueline Dunehew and their son, Jaiden, twin granddaughters, Kimberley and Stephanie Stoddard and Joshua and Allyson Ayers; many nieces and nephews. Friends called 2-4 and 6-8 PM Thursday at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 21 Oak St., Guilford. Funeral services were held at 1PM Friday at the United Methodist Church of Guilford with Rev. Dr. Margaret "Dodie" Stowe officiating. Spring burial will be in the Lawn Cemetery in Guilford. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 267, Guilford, ME 04443. 
 
Josephine (Mooers) London 
EXETER Josephine London, 87, died February 12, 2001 at a Dexter healthcare facility. She was born December 25,1913 at Amity the daughter of Miles and Susan (Estabrook) Mooers. She was a member of Shirley B. Carter Post #4298 Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her husband, George London, her daughter Maxine Lancaster, 2 brothers, Guy and Herbert Mooers, and 4 sisters, Minnie Deag, Hattie Cox, Beatrice Lancaster, and Isabell Cox. She is survived by 3 daughters, Ralva and husband Ronald Orchard of Southport, Lilla Demmons of Exeter, and Sherrill Burdin of Garland; a step-son, Charles and wife Carrie London of Hartland; a brother Ralph Mooers of Exeter, and a sister, Susan Worster of Carroll; 17 grandchildren; many great and great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She will be remembered by one special grandson, Maynard Worster, Jr. There will be no services at this time.  
 
Chester L. Evans 
NEWPORT - Chester L. Evans, also known as Lemmie Ferris, 70, died February 5, 2001 at a Pittsfield hospital following a long illness. He was born May 10, 1930 at Guilford the son of Chester D. and Beatrice (Ferris) Evans. Chet served in the U. S. Army shortly after the close of World War II. He was an overhead crane operator in Cleveland, OH, before returning to Maine, where he was employed at Bangor Mental Health Institute for 10 years. He then was a boiler operator at Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna until it closed. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Edith (Dufault) Evans, 2 sons Neil and his wife Janet Evans, Kevin and his wife Jody Evans, all of Newport; 6 daughters Cheryl Evans and Barbara Peirce, both of Cocoa, FL, Beatrice and husband Edward Bowman of Newport, Cynthia and husband Mark Kennedy of Hynesville, Georgia, Marilyn and husband Edward Ouellette of Etna, and Andrea and husband Jack Heckle of Palmyra; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Friends called from 2-4 P.M. on Wednesday, February 7th at Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport. A graveside committal service will be held in the spring at Riverside Cemetery, Newport. 
 
Walter Thomas Nutter 
HARTLAND - Walter Thomas Nutter, 80, of Hartland passed away at the Maine Veterans Home, Bangor on Monday, February 5, 2001. He was born in Dexter on January 27, 1921, the oldest son of George and Sadie (Morrill) Nutter. He was a World War II veteran and participated in the battle of the Bulge, where he earned the good conduct medal, and American Theater Campaign Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon and the Victory Medal. After his discharge in 1946, he was employed by Snowflake Canning and H.C. Baxter & Son as an Assistant Plant Manager. He joined the U.S. Postal Service in 1971 and retired as a rural carrier in 1986. Walter was a master gardener and skilled woodsman, who enjoyed his hunting camp and woodlot in North Hartland. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and was a avid fisherman, trapper and hunter. He loved camping with his family in the Maine Woods and instilled in each of his children a love and appreciation of the outdoors. Walter is survived by his wife of 59 years Hilda (Emery) Nutter of Hartland, four daughters and their families: Barbara and Richard Brown, Norma and Michael Munn, Jayne and Gary Smith and Joyce and Kaven Philbrook, ten grandchildren, Shyam and Rama Brown, Rachel and Edward Quimby, Hannah Munn, Kent, Kaylee and Kory Smith, Josh and Jen Philbrook and Eric Hallsey. One great grandchild Litah Brown, a brother Harold Nutter, three sisters, Evelyn Preston, Arlene Lewis and Dorothy Dubois. He is predeceased by a son Scott. A graveside service will take place in the spring in Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland. Arrangements by Donald H. Shorey Funeral Chapel, Pittsfield. In lieu of flower donations may be made to the Hartland Volunteer Fire Company Building Fund. Hartland, Maine 04943. 
 
Jennifer B. Redman 
DEXTER - Jennifer B. Redman, 20, died February 5, 2001 in Dexter from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born October 30, 1980, in Bangor, daughter of Frank and Nancy (Briggs) Redman. She attended Dexter Regional High School, enjoyed basketball, softball, and little league. She worked at Misty Blue Acres horse farm for two years, did a lot of babysitting and loved snowmobiling, especially with her grandfather. She is survived by her mother, Nancy Redman of Dexter and Nancy's Fiance, Frank Combs of Virginia; her father, Frank Redman and his wife, Cassie of California; a brother, Scott Redman of Florida; two sisters Julie Forte of Florida and Molly Redman of Dexter; maternal grandparents, John and Dorothy Briggs of Dexter; a close friend, Wayne Smith of Dexter; aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial services were held Friday, February 9th at 1 p.m. at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 61 Main St., Dexter with Pastor Jeff Small officiating. Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter. In lieu of flower donations may be made to the Brain Injury Association of Maine, 211 Main St., Suite 200, Farmingdale, ME 04344. 
 
Gladys M. Jones 
ST. ALBANS - Gladys M. Jones, 91, wife of the late Frederick Jones, died Monday morning February 5, 2001 at Sanfield Rehab and Living Center, Hartland. She was born in St. Albans on September 6, 1909, a daughter of Earle and Etta (Farrar) Weeks. She was educated in a one-room schoolhouse in Ripley, after raising her large family she worked as a housekeeper at the Scott-Webb Hospital in Hatland and continued there when it changed to Sanfield Nursing Home until her retirement. She was an avid reader and cook making biscuits, rolls, doughnuts and molasses cookies. She enjoyed her garden, flowers and watching the birds. Gladys made many quilts and rugs for her family. She also enjoyed riding and only needed to be asked and she was ready to go on long or short trips. Gladys is survived by four daughters, Maxine Ervin of Corinna, Marjorie Weeman of St. Albans, Shirley Hewins of Palmyra, Faye and Andy Lawrence of St. Albans, eight sons, Earle of St. Albans, Maurice and his wife Diana of Harmony, Frederick and his wife Janice of St. Albans, Clarence and his wife Gloria of Canaan, Ralph and his wife Ann of Bancroft, Edwin and his wife Phyllis of Hartland, David and his wife Jantha of St. Albans, Richard and his wife Ann of Palmyra. She has 31 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. She also leaves a friend, former daughter-in-law, Eloise Jones of Corinna, three nephews and several cousins. She is predeceased by her husband Frederick in 1949, a son, Herbert in 1958, two infant children and two son-in-laws, Earl Ervin in 1983 and Leonard Weeman in 1988, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and her only brother John Weeks in 1998. Family and friends visited from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the D.H. Shorey Funeral Chapel, 35 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield, where a funeral service was held Thursday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Jamie Cahill, officiating. Burial will take place in the spring at the Village Cemetery, St. Albans. At the families request donations may be made in her memory to the Sanfield Rehab and Living Center. Attn: Cynthia Libby, 47 Main St., Hartland, Maine 04943. 
 
Marlene D. Reblin 
NEWPORT - Marlene D. Reblin, 65, of Newport died Saturday, April 14, 2001 at the Sebasticook Hospital in Pittsfield. She was born on May 20, 1935 in Detroit, Maine the daughter of Kenneth and Gwendolyn (Peavey) Gray. She attended Newport schools. She worked as a Beautician and enjoyed working with harness horses for the past few years she enjoyed working and making ceramics. She will be remembered for loving all children and will be known as one who enjoyed and lived life her way. She is predeceased by her father, Kenneth Gray who died in 1989. She is survived by her mother, Gwendolyn Gray of Plymouth, Maine, one son, Ricky Gray of Newport, 3 sisters, Sandra Keeping of Wells, Sally Malcolm of Plymouth, and Peggy Gray of Plymouth as well as several loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Village Cemetery in Pittsfield. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association, PO Box 346, Augusta, Maine 04332. Arrangements are under the direction of the D.H. Shorey Funeral Chapel, Pittsfield. 
 
Ellen M. Carmody 
ETNA, PLYMOUTH & LAKELAND, FLORIDA - Ellen Mae Carmody, 67, wife of Roger Carmody, was called home on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at a Lakeland, Florida hospital. She was born May 6, 1933 at Etna the daughter of Albert and Ivadean (Harris) Curtis. In addition to her husband of Lakeland, FL, she is survived by 2 sons, Verne Gray of Clearwater, FL, and Harold Henderson, Jr. of Dexter; 2 daughters, Christine Hewitt and Ann Marie Carmody, both of Richmond, VA; her grandchildren, Kathy Middleton and Aaron Gray of Stafford, CT; Jeanine Henderson of Canton, OH, Crystal, Stephanie, and Timothy Hewitt of Richmond, VA; 2 sisters, Florence Dodge of Waterville, and Marion Smith of Newport, NH; a brother, Perley Curtis, Sr. of Exeter. Ellen will also be fondly remembered by her dear cousin Christy Rines and good friend Vivian Stevens.
She was predeceased by 2 brothers, Martin and Albion Curtis, and 2 sisters, Dorothy Carlton and Linnie Curtis. Friends called from 5-8 P.M. Tuesday, April 17th, at Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport. Graveside committal services will be held later in the spring at the family lot, Detroit Village Cemetery, with the Rev. Phyllis Webber officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to assist the family, in care of Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport, ME 04953.
  
Mary M. Bolstridge 
CORINNA - Mary M. Bolstridge, 81, the wife of Col. Leslie J. Bolstridge, died March 31, 2001 at a Pittsfield hospital after an extended illness. She was born Jan. 6, 1920 in Milan, GA, the daughter of Henry and Jossie (Pittman) McRae. Mary graduated from the Telfair County School in McRae, GA and graduated from Grady Hospital, Atlanta, GA as a registered nurse. She spent much of her life nursing including serving as a 1st. Lieutenant in the US Army Nurses Copr. she had followed her husband throughout hsi long military career, traveling to over twenty five countries, including four years in Japan, four years in Germany and two years in a lifetime member of the Corinna Historical Society and a member of the Corinna United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women since 1950. She was a long-term member of Family Services, USAF. she was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters, Nokomis Lodge, OES of Newport, and the Dexter, East Somerset Pomona, State and National Granges. Mary was also a member of the Corinna Literary Club, the Corinna American Legion and the Corinna American Legion Auxiliary. Her hobbies included gemology. She is survived by her husband, Col. Leslie J. Bolstridge of Corinna; a son, Loren Dewey Bolstridge III and his wife Cynthia Diver of Atlanta, GA; a son in law, Earl Anthony Klevins of Corinna; several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Ann McRae Bolstridge. Friends called at the Thompson Funeral Home, 30 St. Albans Rd., Corinna, Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Corinna United Methodist Chruch with Rev. Diane Danielson officiating. Burial will be later in the spring in Morses Corner Cemetery, Corinna. The family invites friends and relatives for a time of fellowship and refreshment at the church following the service. For information and an on line guest book. Please visit Legacyl.com 
 
George C. Mathies 
NEWPORT - George C. Mathies, 64, died March 20, 2001 at his Stetson Road residence following a long illness. He was born March 5, 1937 at Greenwich, CT the son of George and Helen (Whittmer) Mathies. He spent the majority of his youth in Greenwich and Port Chester, NY. He graduated from Greenwich High School, where he played football, and began his pursuit of art and carpentry, two of his loves. He served in the U.S. Army. On January 18, 1969 he married Aliene Kempton. They moved to Stamford, CT where they raised their seven children. In 1980, they moved to Newport, Maine. George was a devout Catholic, and a dedicated and loving father. He was a communicant of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Pittsfield. Through the years, he was employed by Palmer Electric and Pitney Bowes in Stamford, CT. Later, he spent several years with AC Electric in Bangor and General Electric in Pittsfield. He will be missed by the many people whose lives he touched. He was predeceased by his wife, Aliene, September 1, 1997. He is survived by his children; Christine Mathies of Pittsfield and her children, Craig, Christopher, Kara and Kyle; Barbara Boyd of Caswell; Eric Mathies and his wife, Victoria of Standish and their children, Erica and Drew; Susan Mathies of Monrovia, CA; Kurt Mathies and his wife, Julia of Hampden and their son, Cameron; Alex Mathies of Burlington, VT and his fiancé, Elizabeth Steward; and Karl Mathies of Newport; a sister, Rose Suber of Wewahitchka, FL ; a sister-in-law, Barbara Santasieri of Yonkers, NY; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends called from 7 to 9 P.M. Friday at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on 10 A.M. Saturday, March 24th at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Pittsfield with the Reverend C. James Martel officiating. Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Newport. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to St. Agnes School, P.O. Box 369, Pittsfield, ME 04967, or Sebasticook Valley Hospital, 99 Grove Hill, Pittsfield, ME 04967 or Childrens Medical Center, 12 Charter Oak Place, Hartford, CT 06106. 
 
Ronald C. Lile 
ETNA - Ronald C. Lile, 66, died March 13, 2001 at a Bangor hospital after a long illness. He was born August 23, 1934 at Klamath Falls, Oregon the son of Tomband Clara (Kerley) Lile. He graduated from high school in Boise, Idaho and then joined the U.S. Navy serving in the submarine corps during the cold war. He served in the Navy for 22 years, retiring as a Master Chief. He was a communicant of St. Agnes Parish in Pittsfield, where he was a former member of the Knights of Columbus. Ron was a member of V.F.W. Post 11191 of Newport. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Charlotte (Calhoun) Lile of Etna; his 3 children, Karen Lile of Dover, NH, David Lile of Etna, and Jennifer Draper of Etna; his two beloved grandchildren, Catherine Draper, Age 6, and Samuel Draper, Age 4; his two brothers, George Shaber of Boise, ID, and Jack Lile of CA. There will be no visiting hours. A memorial mass will be celebrated at a later date. Interment will be in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 122 State Street, Augusta 04330. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Newport.
 
Muriel B. Wilkins 
BRUNSWICK, MAINE - Muriel B. Wilkins, age 91 of Pejepscot Terrace, died Saturday, June 16, 2001 at Freeport Nursing Home, Freeport. She was born Southfield, MA on November 6, 1909 the daughter of Russell and Pearl Gangell Brazie. She grew up in Southfield, MA and attended schools in New Marlborough, MA, Torrington, CT and Danbury Hospital Training School, Danbury, CT. In 1939, she married Maurice E. Wilkins. Mr. Wilkins died March 3, 1998. Mr. & Mrs. Wilkins lived in Harwinton, CT for many years where they raised their family. Mrs. Wilkins was employed by Fleig and Newberry and New England Ceramics in Torrington, CT. In 1968, they retired to Brunswick and bought a New England farmhouse to restore it. In 1985, they moved to St. Albans, Maine "to live on a dirt road in a small town once again", where they built a log home. She enjoyed needlework, knitting, embroidery, sewing, reading, crosswords, her cats and preparing delicious family dinners. She was an active member of the Harwinton, CT Grange and the Westside Community Association in Harwinton and the Harwinton Congregational Church. Three sisters, Ethel Kovacs, Bernice Leonard and Ruth Peterka and a grandson, David A. Wilkins predecease her. She is survived by a son and daughter in law, Donald R. and Barbara Wilkins of Harwinton, CT; a daughter and son in law, Ruth A. and Lyndon Harmon, of Brunswick; 7 granchildren and their spouses, 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at Village Cemetery, St. Albans. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Albans Fire Department, St. Albans, Maine or a Charity of Ones Choice. Arrangements by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011. 
 
Erich Kern 
HARTLAND - Erich Kern, 64, of Hartland, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at Sebasticook Valley Hospital, Pittsfield. Erich was born in Plattling, Germany on April 11, 1937 the son of Josef and Berta (Kurz) Kern. Erich and his wife, Anna with son relocated to the United States in 1961, first residing in Cumberland, Rhode Island, where he started to work for his brother as an ornamental iron worker. In 1979 Erich and his family moved to Hartland, where was employed with Irving Tannery and he re-established his ornamental iron works, Kern's Metal Craft. Erich semi-retired in 1999 and continued to enjoy his metal crafting. Erich is predeceased by his parents and brother Josef. Erich is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Anna (Schachtl) Kern of Hartland, two sons, Josef Kern and his wife, Maureen of Pawtucket, RI, Peter Kern and his wife, Gladys Kern of Palmyra, One daughter, Monica and husband, Weston Gould of Hartland, 5 grandchildren and one grandson, several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life was held at the Kern's residence at 264 Pleasant St., Hartland starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, Inc., One Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, Maine 04086. 
 
Verle B. Hutchison 
CORINNA & STETSON - Verle B. Hutchison, 68, died unexpectedly June 11, 2001. She was born December 25, 1932 at Montville the daughter of Howard and Lettie (Burnham) Peavey. Verle served as town clerk for the Town of Stetson, and was a member of the Stetson Union Church, and the church ladies aide. She was employed for over 10 years as executive secretary to the Chancellor of the University of Maine System, retiring in 1987. She was also a member of the Corinna American Legion Auxiliary. Verle moved to Corinna 4 years ago, and attended the Pleasant Street Christian Church. She is survived by her husband, Richard "Hutch" Hutchison of Corinna; 2 daughters, Luanna and husband Neil Hansberger of Ruckersville, VA, Joyce and Judson Stockton of Manchester, NH; 3 brothers, Keith and wife Mary Peavey, Alexis Peavey, Sheldon and wife Barbara Peavey, all of Kingston, Mass; and a sister, Alice Ferriera of Plympton, Mass.; 8 grandchildren. Friends may call from 5-8 P.M. Thursday at Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. Funeral services will be held 2 P.M. Friday at Pleasant Street Christian Church, Corinna, with the Rev. Edward Jaworski officiating. Burial will be in Clark's Hill Cemetery, Stetson. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Pleasant Street Christian Church, 29 St. Albans Road, Corinna, ME 04928.


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