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NEWPORT, George G. McKenney, 64, went to be with the Lord October 27, 2003, at a Bangor hospital. He was born April 28, 1939 in Pittsfield, son of Glenwood and Mildred (Wentworth) McKenney. He attended Pittsfield schools and MCI in Pittsfield. On June 7, 1958, he married his childhood sweetheart, Lucille (Thompson) McKenney. He attended the Solid Rock Church of God in Pittsfield and the Newport Church of God. At the time of his death he was retired after 25 years as a car salesman, working at Sullivan Ford, Pine State Volkswagen, Bangor Dodge and Hartley’s of Newport. Previously he worked in several area shoe factories. He was a lifelong hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed Baseball, football and golf and loved to sing and play guitar.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lucille McKenney of Newport; two daughters, Priscilla Drake and her husband, Joe of Stillwater and Bethany Mitchell and her husband Aaron of Palmyra; a son, Patrick McKenney and his wife Kellie of Hampden; a foster son, Arthur Quimby and his wife Denise of N. Anson; a sister Sueann Batchelder and her husband, Harold of Pittsfield; a brother-in-law, Alfred E. Thompson Jr. and his wife, Juliette of Goldsboro, North Carolina; 4 granddaughters, Victoria Drake, Brooke and Alexa Mitchell and Nichole Hopkins; 2 grandsons, Joey Drake and Jacob McKenney; an aunt Martha Ordway of Newport; several nieces, nephews and cousins; 2 very special friends, Arthur Macloud and Bert Wilbur of Newport; a very special cousin, Tyrone McKenney and his wife Suzanne of Minnesota. George’s family would like to thank Dr. Katuru for the special care and friendship that he extended to George during his illness.

A memorial service will be held 1 PM Saturday, November 1, 2003, at the Newport Church of God with Pastor Buddy Gough officiating. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make donations to the family c/o Lucille McKenney, P.O. Box 457, Newport, ME 04953. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Newport.

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