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CORINTH - Carl S. Dunham, 86, beloved husband of Carolyn (Wescott) Dunham, died peacefully, Feb. 2, 2007, at his residence. He was born Dec. 5, 1920, in Charleston, the son of Henry and Ruth (Lassell) Dunham. After graduating from Higgins Classical Institute, Charleston, where he was active in sports, he joined the Merchant Marines during World War II, where he served 10 years.

After leaving the service, he ran a successful business, Triangle Wholesale, until his retirement. He was a past president of the Powerline Prowlers Snowmobile Club, Corinth, and had served on the town of Corinth Budget Committee. Carl was a lifetime member of Olive Branch Lodge No. 124 AF&AM, Charleston. He enjoyed spending time with his family at his camp on Sebec Lake, hunting and fishing with his many friends and gardening.

Surviving in addition to his wife of Corinth, are three sons, Jeffrey and his wife, Pam and their daughters, Brittney, Brooke and Bailey, of Bangor, Kevin and his wife, Sandra, of Bradley, Andrew and special friend, Wendy Fricke, of Corinth; a daughter, Laurie Conway of Corinth; a brother, Charles Dunham and his wife, Peggy, of Los Angeles; three sisters, Madeline Patterson of Corinth, Dorothy Minott of Ellsworth and Natalie Harris of Milo; two sisters-in-law, Mar-jorie Dunham of Winterport and Hazel Dunham of Black River, N.Y.; many nieces and nephews. Carl was predeceased by four brothers, Claude, Earl, Eugene and Merle; and two sisters, Evelyn Turner and Pauline Riley.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson Funeral Home, 17 Hudson Road, Corinth, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, with the Rev. Cynthia Nickerson, pastor of Corinth United Methodist Church, officiating. Spring burial will be at Corinthian Cemetery, Corinth. There will be a Masonic memorial service 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home, conducted by the members of Olive Branch Lodge.

The family invites relatives and friends to join them at Corinth United Methodist Church Annex after the service for a time of friendship and refreshments. Those who wish may make donations in Carl's memory to the Maine Parkinson Society, 100 U.S. Route 1, Unit 106, Scarborough, ME 04074-9308.

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