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EXETERóMavis R. Hughes, 83, died March 28, 2005 at a Dexter health care facility. She was born October 22, 1921 at Houlton, the daughter of Herman and Violet (Petchey) Small. She graduated from Exeter High School and attended Zion Bible Institute in E. Providence, RI. Mavis taught school in Dexter, Exeter, Garland and the Charleston Christian Academy. She was an excellent seamstress, Sunday School and Bible teacher and taught many classes at several area churches. She was a member of the Exeter Full Gospel Church and will be sadly missed by her family.

Mavis is survived by her husband, Harold Hughes of Exeter; 2 daughters and their husbands, the Rev. Merlene Spurrell and the Rev. David Spurrell of Verona, Ontario; the Rev. Meredith Giles and the Rev. Stephen Giles of Albany, NY; a daughter-in-law, Linda Bowden of MD; 4 step-children, Stephen Hughes of Carmel, Anthony Hughes of Skowhegan, Elois Gagliardo of Newport and Susan Bruce of MD; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Merle Fickett in 1960, her second husband, Herbert Bragg in 1986 and a son, the Rev. Paul Fickett in 1989.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday, March 31th, at the Exeter Full Gospel Church, Exeter, where a celebration of Mavisís life will be held 11 A.M. Friday with her family and the Rev. Chris Faloon officiating. Spring burial will be in the Morseís Corner Cemetery, Corinna. Memorial donations may be made to the Exeter Full Gospel Church, P. O. Box 24, Exeter, ME 04435. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna.

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