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NEWPORT, Rodney “Jack” L. Knowlton, 66, died August 23, 2006, at his home in Newport. He was born September 30, 1939, in Dixmont, son of Leonard and Fannie (Henderson) Knowlton. He worked as a woodsman for most of his life and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by 3 daughters, Sandra and her husband David Linnell of Mariaville, Robynn Ludden and Laurine Knowlton both of Newport; 2 brothers, Ernest Knowlton of Newport and Roger Knowlton of FL; 3 sisters, Vivian Black of Brewer, Althea Brasslett of FL, and Madelia Gatcomb of Kenduskeag; 6 grandchildren, George Curtis, Hailey Ludden, Gregory Ludden, Christopher Knowlton, Eric Linnell and Elizabeth Linnell; many nieces and nephews, including a special niece and care giver, Gloria Knowlton of Corinna; special friend, Morris Brann of Newport; sister-in-law, Eleanor Knowlton of Levant. He was predeceased by his wife Gloria (Randall) Knowlton; a brother, Morris “Bob” Knowlton and a sister, Ruth Shaw.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 PM, Thursday, August 24th, at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street in Newport. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 1:00 PM Friday with the Rev. Kathy Harvey officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Newport. To sign the online guestbook, please visit

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