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EXETER Mabel P. Hawes, 90, died February 23, 2009 at a Hartland health care facility. She was born September 10, 1918 in Washburn a daughter of Clarence and Eva (Foran) Rogers. Mabel was the oldest of nine children and moved to Exeter at a very young age. She married Elvin Hawes, Sr. on September 21, 1935; and he predeceased her on March 19, 1980. She was the holder of the Boston Post Gold Cane for the Town of Exeter, and was a member of the Exeter Historical Society, the Eastern Star, the Exeter Grange and Farmers Home Extension. Mabel loved to cook and made many birthday and wedding cakes for family and friends.

She is survived by one son, Elvin and wife Pearl Brayson Hawes of Moscow; 2 grandsons, Stephan and wife Tracie of Choctaw, OK, Leigh and wife Roxann of Skowhegan; a grand-daughter, Cynthia and Eric Carron of Detroit; a great granddaughter, Leah Carron of Detroit; 3 step granddaughters, Ariel Carron, Denise and Rachel Carrow; a brother, Vance and wife Shirley Rogers of Exeter; a sister, Dorothy and husband Jay McDonald of Corinna; 2 sisters-in-law, Shirley Bottenfield of Palmyra, and Vivian Baker of Pittsfield. Mabel was predeceased by 5 brothers, Sandy, Earl, Glen, Fred and Stora; a sister, Paige Brown of Florida; a grandson, Wayne A. Hawes, and a granddaughter, Coleen M. Hawes.

There will be no visiting hours. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Friday, February 27th, at the Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna, with Pastor George Finnemore officiating. Spring burial will be in Exeter Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Exeter Historical Society, P. O. Box 141, Exeter, ME 04435. Those who wish may sign an online guest register and leave written tributes at

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