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PLYMOUTH – James Roland MacKenzie, 46, died July 23, 2003 as a result of an automobile accident in Sidney. Jim was born June 1, 1957 at Dexter the son of Gerald and Christie (Hines) MacKenzie. He was the sixth of nine children. He was raised in Plymouth, loved animals, and enjoyed his many friends. He attended Plymouth and Newport schools, graduating from Nokomis Regional High, Class of 1975. After graduation he enjoyed a trip to Hawaii. He worked as chief of maintenance at Palace Playland in Old Orchard Beach for 12 years. At the time of his death he was employed by the Cianbro Corporation as a foreman working on oil rigs in Portland. Jim was living with his parents at the time of his death, while his Dad, his family and friends worked on building his new home in town. He loved riding his new Harley-Davidson motorcycle and enjoyed riding in his new truck with his Mom and Dad. He loved music and enjoyed playing his guitar, singing, and writing songs. He also was an avid photographer.

He is survived and was so proud of his two children, Sara MacKenzie of Manhattan, New York City; and Ryan MacKenzie who recently joined the United States Air Force, stationed in Texas. In addition to his father and mother, he is survived by his brothers and sisters: Linda and Mike Seavey of Plymouth, Brenda and Philip Ripton of Newport, Sharon and Tom McDonald of Bangor, “Butch” and Laurie MacKenzie of Etna, Lorraine and Aaron Hawthorne of Newport, Buck and Betty MacKenzie of Newport, Kris MacKenzie of Plymouth, Scott and Alison MacKenzie of Dixmont. Jim was an Uncle to 23 nieces and nephews, and will be greatly missed by his family, his Cianbro crew, and many close friends.

Friends and family may call from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. Friday at Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport. Funeral services will be held 11 A.M. Saturday, July 26th at Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church, Plymouth with Pastor Robert Emrich and Jim’s nephew, Pastor Matthew McDonald officiating. Interment will be in the family lot, Sawyer Cemetery, Plymouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Jim MacKenzie Scholarship Fund; c/o Kenneth Fredette, Esq., P. O. Box 70, Newport, ME 04953.

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