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Joseph Morin DOVER-FOXCROFT - Russell Harvey Thomas, 57, husband of Kathy (Edgerly) Thomas, passed away Nov. 2, 2005, at his home surrounded by his family, after a long and courageous battle with Agent Orange related lung cancer. Russell was born Aug. 19, 1948, in Guilford, the son of Clyde and Carolyn (Pray) Thomas. He was a graduate of Guilford High School, Class of 1967 and served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Russell was a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, and a good friend to many. He was predeceased by his mother, Carolyn, in 1983; and his father-in-law, Elwood Edgerly, in 1996.

Russell is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Kathy; a son, Jamie Thomas and girlfriend, Karen Snow, of Dover-Foxcroft; two daughters, Shannon (Thomas) Goodwin and her husband, Charles, of Brewer and Amanda Thomas, who attends UMF. He is also survived by his father, Clyde Thomas and his companion, Sally Cowette, of Guilford; mother-in-law, Phyllis Edgerly, a resident of Hibbard Nursing Home; three brothers, Gerald Thomas and his wife, Carol, Richard Thomas and his wife, Roberta, all of Guilford and Kenneth Thomas and his wife, Wanda, of Farmington; a sister, Rose Folsom and her husband, Stan, of Guilford; two sisters-in-law, Vicki Palmer and her husband, Edward, of Dover-Foxcroft, Linda Clemens of Poulan, Ga.; three granddaughters, Lauren Snow, Haley and Taylor Thomas, all of Dover-Foxcroft; several nieces and nephews, along with special friends, Fran and Sue Moore, Jane and Steve Pratt, Mike and Beverly Perkins, his "office gang" at the Bear's Den and his loyal dog, Brutus; and two cats, Henry and Milk-face.

Friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. A graveside service will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the family lot in Lawn Cemetery, Guilford, with Pastor Phil Barton, long time family friend and neighbor, officiating. All are invited to gather at Clyde's home in Guilford following the service for a time of fellowship and sharing. Those who which may make memorial contributions to Community Health and Counseling, Hospice Program, 14 Summer St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426.

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