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BANGOR AND WEST ENFIELD - James Orin Ricker, 93, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 16,2014. Jim was born on July 15, 1921, in West Enfield, Maine to Orin and Mary (Gibson) Ricker. Jim graduated from Howland High School in 1939. He went to the CCC camp for 1 ½ years. In September of 1942, he entered the U.S. Army proudly serving his country in the European and Pacific theaters. He was honorably discharged in February of 1946. He married Agnes Anne Olson of Oakfield on January 8, 1955. Jim served as the Postmaster of West Enfield from February 1955 to June of 1984. Jim was a very active member of the West Enfield Baptist Church since 1951 serving as a deacon and trustee. Jim was a board member of the River of Life Bible Camp and a Life Member of the West Enfield VFW. Jim went above and beyond to help others throughout his entire life, and truly felt that was his calling. Jim was predeceased by his wife, Agnes, his sister, Jane Nash and sister-in- law, Charlotte Olson. He is survived by his son and wife, David and Carlene Ricker and his two beloved grandchildren, Katie and Aaron Ricker as well as a sister, Agnes Kays of Idaho, brother-in-law, Donald Olson of Colorado Springs, and many special nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the West Enfield Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Jim in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the West Enfield Baptist Church, c/o Judy Murphy, PO Box 251, West Enfield, Maine 04493. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com
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BANGOR - Margaret Ann Scripture, 68, died December 16, 2014 at a local hospital surrounded by her loving family after an extended illness. She was born October 27, 1946 in Bangor, daughter of Donald A. and Jean L.(Goggins)scripture. Margaret was a graduate of Bangor High School, class of 1964 and attended a school of business in Portland. She worked for many years as a clerk in several convenience stores in the Bangor area. Margaret enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and watching the old T.V. shows on Channel 60. Surviving in addition to her father, Donald A. Scripture are one sister, Debra Bragg and her husband, George; two nieces, Dawn and Melissa Bragg; two nephews, Shannon and Tyler Thomas; one great grandniece, Haleigh Wood, all of Bangor; two special friends, Norma and Linda. Margaret was predeceased by her mother, Jean (Goggins) Scripture in 2002. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 5 to 7pm Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor where funeral services will be held 11am Friday, December 19, 2014 with the Rev. Canon Marguerite A.H. Steadman, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, Bangor, officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bangor. The family invites those attending to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center Street, Bangor following the interment Friday. Those who wish to remember Margaret in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the CancerCare, care of EMHS Foundation, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com .
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TREMONT - Jane Mae Eaton Daigle, 67, passed away December 15, 2014 in Bar Harbor. She was born January 9, 1947 in Bar Harbor, the daughter of George Linwood and Donna Phose (Bickford) Eaton. Living in Seal Cove all her married life, she was married to her late husband, Richard Sr. for 40 years and brought up two sons, Richard J. Daigle Jr. and Roger W. Daigle. Jane worked for many years as a hairdresser for Mary Kessler in Southwest Harbor in her earlier years and later she and her husband ran their own solid waste business, known as "Daigle Disposal". She later worked in healthcare at Sonogee and then went into private care. One of her passions was her beloved lodge, "The Rebekah" which she joined in Southwest Harbor in 1967 and stayed active until recently. In 2009 she was the only "Rebekah" left on MDI, as the lodge was closed. Jane enjoyed ball room dancing with her husband at the American Legion Hall in Southwest Harbor on Saturday nights and ball rooms on cruise ships clear to the Bahamas. She is survived by her sons; Richard J. Daigle Jr. of Augusta and Roger W. Daigle of Surf City, NC; four grandchildren Merena Routhier, Savannah Jane,Trevor James, Cody Karl, all of Hancock; one great-granddaughter, Elssia Joy of Orland; One brother, George D. Eaton and wife, Patty and daughter Andrea Jane from Trenton; brother-in-laws, Robert and wife, Beth and son Ryan of Southwest Harbor, Thomas A. Daigle and daughters, Christina and Heather of Virginia; niece, Megan of Hermon and nephews, Robert and Phillip Daigle and wife, Lisa O'Rouke of North Hampton, NH; brother-in-law, Michael of Bar Harbor; and God son, Thomas Conary Jr. of Trenton. There will be a private gathering for family and friends, at Hillrest Cemetery, West Tremont, 2:00PM, Saturday, December 20, 2014. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mt. Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com
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EAST MILLINOCKET - Barbara Jean Lyons 70, went home to be with her Lord and saviour on December 11, 2014 after a couragous battle with breast and liver cancer. Barbara believed that God would heal her here on earth or when she entered the Glory of heaven. Barbara was born December 20, 1943 the daughter of Donald E Jarvis and Lena P (Barton) Jarvis of East Millinocket, Me. Barbara will be remembered for all her acts of love and kindness to her family, especially aunt Barbs fudge. She was a beautiful seamstress and loved to knit and crochet. One thing she would look forward to, would be to see the humming birds return for the summer feeding at her picture window. Barbara was predeceased by her parents and a daughter Lisa Marie and three brothers Buddy, Donald Jr, and Ensley. Barbara is survived by her husband George P. Lyons of 46 years and two daughters Dawn Marie (Lyons) Leavitt and her husband Kevin of Richmond, Maine and Melissa Jean (Lyons) O'Connell and her husband Robert of Palm Coast FL. She is also survived by four grandchildren Katelyn and her husband Brandan Diaz of Benson, NC, Jonathan O'Connell of Palm Coast, FL., Emily A. and Julien A. Leavitt of Richmond, Me. Barb also has four sisters Winnie McGreevey, Hazel and Frank Vaznis, Charlotte and Donald Markie, and Betty Austin, also two brothers Butch and wife Alta and Kenneth. She was the Aunt of several nieces and nephews. She also has two step grandchildren and seven great grandchildren in Mass. The family would like to give a special thank you to Debbie Kranick and Nancy Nadeau of the Home Health and Hospice Services. Visitations will be held at The Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church and friends may call from, Monday, December 15, 2014 at 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church. Pastor Reggie Adams will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com .
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DOVER-FOXCROFT - Alfred E. Robinson, 79, husband of the late Roberta (Pearl) Robinson, passed away December 10, 2014, at his home. He was born November 17, 1935, in Bangor, the son of Alfred E. and Elinor (Ellis) Robinson. Al had a lifetime of service to A.E. Robinson Oil Co. in Dover-Foxcroft. He was a dedicated 35 year member of the Dover-Foxcroft Fire Department, serving as fire chief from 1978-1983. He had also been a part-time member of the Dover-Foxcroft Police Department for 8 years. He is survived by a daughter, Elinor Reynolds and her husband, Ron, of Winter Haven, FL; a son, Peter Robinson and his wife, Gale, of Dover-Foxcroft; a son, Bill Robinson and his wife, Tammy, of Dover-Foxcroft; a daughter, Barbara Marchelletta and her husband, Tony, of Etna; a daughter, Katie Pushor and her husband, Donn of Lebanon, ME; a son, Tim Robinson, and his wife, Diane, of Dover-Foxcroft; a step-daughter, Cindy Rowe and her husband, Ed, of Bangor. He also leaves a sister, Joan Conley; two brothers, Bill Robinson and his wife, Ginny, and Jim Robinson and his wife, Peggy; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, and a sister, Rosalie and her husband, Rev. Maynard Hammond. Friends are invited to call 6-8pm Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft, where a funeral service will be conducted 11am Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, with Rev. Chad Poland officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in the Rural Grove Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to either Pine Tree Hospice, 883 W Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, 04426, or to the Dover-Foxcroft Fire Department, 48A Morton Ave, Dover-Foxcroft, 04426. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com .
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DEXTER - Dora Mae Gardiner, 95, has gone to be with her Lord and Savior, to whom she was very much devoted, on December 11, 2014. One of 11 children, Dora was born October 14, 1919, in Wellington, the daughter of Roy and Addie (Carle) Davis. Dora lived in Ripley for 54 years before moving to Dexter in 1992. She worked as a stitcher for Dexter Shoe Company in Dexter for many years, retiring in 1982. At 95, Dora lived on her own and was involved in many activities. She was the oldest member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Dexter, where she was a member for over 60 years. She was a member of the Ripley Extension, and also had a weekly craft class that she enjoyed very much. She was respected and loved by everyone that she came in contact with, and will be sadly missed by all. She was predeceased by her husband, Roland Gardiner; six brothers, Elwin, Earle, Horace, Edward, Kenneth, and Lewis; and three sisters, Ruth Berghman, Marguerite Hamilton, and Opal Sinclair; and a daughter-in-law, Diane Gardiner. She is survived by a son, Kenneth Gardiner and his wife, Dayle of Corinna; two daughters, Earlene Hanson and her husband, Jay of Winslow, and Donna Wallace her husband, Raymond of Dexter; a sister, Helen Vanderbilt of Chicago, IL; eight grandchildren, Lori Gardiner and her husband, Brian, Barbara Pepin, Tracy Hogan and her husband, Dwayne, Kathleen Cushing and her husband, Kevin, Cindy Rose and her husband, James III, Jeffrey Hanson and his wife, Donna, Scott Wallace and his wife, Nancy, Mark Wallace and his wife, Samantha; several great and great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at New Hope Baptist Church in Dexter with Pastors Andrew Spohrer, and Harold Wheeler officiating. Spring burial will be in the West Ripley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Dora Gardiner Memorial Fund, New Hope Baptist Church, 130 Spring Street, Dexter, ME 04930. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com .
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GREENBUSH - Hattie B. (Campbell) Twitchell, 84, wife of the late Edwin W. Twitchell, died peacefully December 10, 2014 at her residence surrounded by family. She was born June 9, 1930 in Craigsville, VA a daughter of Everette C. and Mary (Patterson) Campbell. She enjoyed canning, cooking, and spending time with her family. She was employed for many years at York Commons at the University of Maine. She is survived by four children Billy Twitchell and his wife Debra, Roxanne Twitchell, Rosemary Twitchell, Arthur Twitchell and his wife Robin all of Greenbush; five grandchildren Mary and Bill Thomas, Amanda and Tedd Williams, Kevin Twitchell, Jessica Souppa, Joshua Twitchell; thirteen great grandchildren Austin, Earl, Dennis, Andrew, Matthew, Noah, Devin, Faith, Bethany, Christopher, Savannah, Damien, and Michael; two sisters Rosalie Sprouse and Myrtle Balser of VA; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Edwin in 2006; seven sisters Helen Hamilton, Ethel Balser, Georgie Sensabaugh, Lillian Brouillette, Antha Sprouse, Jean Rowe, Agnes Sensabaugh; three brothers Earl Campbell, Jesse Campbell, and Alfred Campbell. A funeral service will be conducted 2PM Saturday at the Birmingham Funeral Home 438 Main St, Old Town. Spring burial will be at Greenbush Cemetery, Greenbush . Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Eastern Maine c/o Eastern Maine Charities P.O. Box 404 Bangor, ME 04401
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