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CORINNA—Freeman George Webb, 96, died November 1, 2007 at a Pittsfield hospital. He was born April 17, 1911 in Houlton, a son of Howard and Bertha (Davis) Webb. He graduated from Houlton High School in 1928, attended Ricker Classical Institute, and graduated from the University of Maine (Orono) in 1933.

While at the university, he was a member of Theta Chi, a Senior Skull and a record-holding member of the track team for which he was inducted into University Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. He served in the U. S. Army as a Captain and was stationed in Korea during World War II. Freeman married Betty Clark Webb on December 25, 1940 and they were partners in marriage and business for 56 years.

He worked as a manager of Moosehead Woolen Mill.

He and Betty then built and operated a small motel in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and golf with his wife and friends. He was always delighted by the presence of children and will be remembered for great storytelling and game playing. Freeman was a member of the Corinna United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, the Kora Shrine, and the Corinna American Legion.

He held the Boston Post Cane in the town of Corinna since 2004. Freeman was a recipient of both the “M” and Maine Black Bear Awards for his years of volunteer service to the University of Maine. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty Webb in November of 1996, and by 2 sisters and four brothers.

He is survived by his daughter, Brenda Jacobs and her husband, Larry of Corinna; 3 grandchildren and their spouses and children, Bonnie Simcock and husband Jason and son, Clark of Manchester, Anna Chase and husband Clifford and children, Hazen and Molly Searway of Readfield, and Joseph Satterfield and wife Suzanne and children, Grady and Carly of Bowdoinham; several nieces and nephews including Sean Conlogue of Houlton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Ethel B. and Elwin Clark Memorial Fund for Corinna United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 418, Corinna, ME 04928.

There will be no visiting hours. Memorial services for Freeman Webb will be held 11 AM Friday at Corinna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sharon Lovejoy officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, Corinna. Those who wish may sign an on-line register at

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