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GUILFORD, Frank Elden Rollins, 80, went home to his Lord and Savior Saturday August 10th at his home in Guilford, surrounded by family. He was born February 16, 1922 in Guilford, son of Frank and Dalcida (Bessey) Rollins. He attended local schools and graduated with the class of 1940 from Guilford High School. Elden worked for several of the local industries and also for the Maine Central Railroad and American Thread.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Opel (Bickford) Rollins of Guilford; three children, Lorene and her husband, Merrill Bridges of Parkman, Jean and her husband, Erwin Dellaire of Milo, and George and his wife, JoAnne Rollins of Chelmsford, Massachusetts; a brother George and his wife, Alice Rollins of Guilford; seven grandchildren, Carla (Bridges) Eutsler, Teresa (Dellaire) Covel, Susan (Bridges) Griffith, Eric Dellaire, Carrie (Rollins) Nelson, David Bridges, and John Rollins; seven great grandchildren, Kaitlin, Joshua and Jonathan Covel, Adam and Isaac Eutsler, Billy Griffith, and Abigail Dellaire; nieces and nephews; an aunt, Marguerite Sawyer of Guilford; and several cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters, Fern D. Rollins and Joyce C. Carlson. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. One of his favorite jobs was at the fish hatchery in Greenville. Elden was a landscape and wildlife artist. The local community recognized his talent on the Lowes Bridge stationary, the road markers at Baxter State Park, and paintings of both the Guilford High School Panther and P.C.H.S. Pirate. As a skilled woodworker, his creations included toys and furniture for his family.

Visiting hours will be Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 21 Oak St., Guilford. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 P.M. at the Abbot Village Cemetery with Pastor Donald R. Booker officiating.

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