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CORINNA—Roger L. Howes, 71, passed away October 28, 2005 at his home in Corinna surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 2, 1934 at Corinna, a son of Allen and Olive (Deabay) Howes. Roger attended Corinna schools and graduated from Corinna Union Academy in 1954. He had been employed by the Town of Corinna for 14 years, Hartley’s Chrysler Plymouth for 24 years and was working part-time at McKenney Machine in Corinna until his retirement due to failing health. He also served as Corinna sexton from 1952 to 1987. He was a 40-year member of the Corinna Fire Department, the Parian Lodge, and attended the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Exeter and always looked forward to Sunday morning services. Roger was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He enjoyed his spring fishing trips, Sunday afternoon gatherings with his family, and was an avid Red Sox fan. He also enjoyed following local sports teams and especially loved watching his grandson, Ryan participate in various sports throughout the years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Belva (Perkins) Howes, having recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July; 2 daughters and their husbands, Cynthia and Stanley Norris and Janice and Blain Creighton all of Plymouth; 4 Grandchildren, Tricia and husband Kevin Bubar of Plymouth, Jamie Trask of Myrtle Beach, SC, Ashley Creighton of Bangor and Ryan Creighton of Plymouth; 2 great grandsons, Ethan and Seth Bubar of Plymouth; 2 brothers and their wives, Alfred and Connie Howes of Largo, FL and Lewis and Florice Howes of Zephyrhills, FL; 2 sisters, Pauline Gray of Newport and Izetta Turtlott of Bangor; several nieces and nephews. Roger will be sadly missed by many special friends. He was predeceased by a brother, H. Dean Howes and 3 sisters, Charlotte Metivier, Muriel Patterson, and Shirley Morse.

Friends may call from 2-4 PM Sunday at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, October 31st, at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, Exeter Center, with Associate Pastor Mark Arnold and the Rev. Greg Arnold, Roger’s nephews, officiating. Burial will be in the family lot, Morses Corner Cemetery, Corinna. Memorial donations may be made in Roger’s memory to the Cornerstone Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 131, Exeter, ME 04435; or to the Corinna Fire Department, c/o Town Office, 8 Levi Stewart Drive, Corinna, ME 04928.

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