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David Merrill STETSON: David “Hammer” Merrill 46 died unexpectedly Dec. 11, 2006 at a Bangor hospital. He was born Aug. 28, 1960 in Madrid Spain the son of Ralph N. and Carol (Bland) Merrill. He attended Stetson schools and was a graduate of Central High School East Corinth class of 1980. For over 20 years David has been employed in the warehouse at Born Shoe formally Dexter Shoe in Dexter. David was a member of the Maine Sled Dog Club and was looking forward to his first CANAM sled dog race in Fort Kent. He was a member of the Sebasticook Valley Snowmobile Club in Newport and a member of two bowling teams at the Newport Entertainment Center. He was an avid sportsman enjoying all sports including horseshoes, softball, and was also an avid NASCAR fan. David was very outgoing and friendly and had friends all over the country.

He is survived by his father and mother Ralph and Carol Merrill of Stetson, his life mate Janet Heal of Stetson, tow daughters Wendy Strout of Garland, Peggy Black and her husband Chuck of Corinna, two brothers Richard L. Merrill of Sullivan, Dale A. Merrill and his special friend Brenda Crocker of Stetson, five grandchildren Tyler and Tiffany Black of Corinna, Samantha, Chase, and Emily Strout of Garland, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 PM Thursday Dec. 14, 2006 at the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center 34 High St Newport. Graveside services will be conducted 1 PM Friday Dec. 15, 2006 at the Clark’s Hill Cemetery Stetson with Pastor Al Worden officiating. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Maine Highland Sled Dog Scholarship Fund 118 O’Roak Road Corinth Maine 04427. To sign an online guest book and leave written tributes please visit:

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