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AUGUSTA and CORINTH - Clifford Lincoln Towle, 86, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2002 after a short stay at a rehabilitation center in Winthrop. He was born April 29, 1915 at Corinna, the son of John and Iva (Meader) Towle. Clifford attended Dexter schools and graduated from N. H. Fay High School in Dexter. He was a manager of the Dexter Bottling Company and also a machine operator at FayScott Machine Corporation in Dexter. He then proceeded to realize his goal of becoming a successful dairy farmer and was well-known in the Central Maine area. His hard work, determination and many abilities were vital in making his goal a reality. The quality of care he gave his herd of registered Holsteins and his pride in Towle Acres Farm in Corinth was admired by all who knew him. He was also a selectman for the Town of Corinth. Retirement years were busy with Towle Acres Antiques, gardening, boating, camping and traveling with his devoted wife, Dorothy.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Irene (Nelson) Towle; 3 daughters, Marlene Towle of Augusta, Marilyn and husband, Albert Hartley of Garland and Brenda and husband, Gerald Lindsay of South China; 2 sisters, Edna Robichaud of Benton, KY and Dorothy Nelson of Norway. He was very proud of his 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter.

There will be no visiting hours. Funeral services will be held 1 P.M. Tuesday, February 5th at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 61 Main Street, Dexter with the Rev. Lois Merrifield officiating. Spring burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maine Parkinson Society, Maine Medical Center-Scarborough, 100 US Rt. #1, Unit #106, Scarborough, ME 04074-9308.

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