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SANGERVILLE, Earl L. “Sting” Humphrey Sr., 97, died September 2, 2003, at a Dover-Foxcroft nursing home. He was born July 23, 1906 in Houlton. Sting was a well-known athlete in the days when Sangerville was known for championship teams. He went to Higgins in 1927 and excelled in their sports program, starring as left end for their football team, forward and captain of the basketball team, and catcher for the baseball team. Sting was also well known for his coaching in both junior high and high school, and in his later years was an avid Red Sox and Celtics fan. Sting worked as a spinner for the local woolen mills for many years. He was always active in church and civic affairs. He served the town of Sangerville as Selectman, School Board member for over 36 years, as well as on many other community committees. He was a member and Past Master of Abner-Wade Masonic Lodge in Sangerville. He was a member and one of the original builders of Grace Bible Church in Sangerville and served as a member of the Church Board and as caretaker for many years.

He is survived by a son, Earl L. Humphrey Jr. of Brandon, Mississippi; a grandson, Jeffrey Humphrey and 2 great grandsons, Adam and Cody Humphrey all of Florida. He was predeceased by his wife, Kathleen “Billy” Humphrey in 1984.

Friends may 6-8 PM Friday, September 5, 2003, at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 21 Oak Street in Guilford. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday at Grace Bible Church with Pastor David Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the Sangerville Village Cemetery.

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