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DETROIT James McGinnis, Jr., 82, died September 21, 2008 at a Pittsfield hospital. He was born August 15, 1926 in Carmel a son of James and Helena (Luce) McGinnis, Sr. He was a long time resident of Detroit and retired from Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna after 46 years of employment there. He loved cutting wood and liked nothing better than getting out in the woods with his chain saw. On October 8, 1949 he married Edith Hersey Evans.

In addition to his wife of Detroit, he is survived by his children, Mary and husband Walter Tuttle of Corinna, James A. and wife Marjorie of Detroit, Susan Watson and her partner Bryant Bourgoin of Winslow, Benton McGinnis of Corinna and Skowhegan; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brother Robert and wife Nancy of Pittsfield, Allen and wife Linda of Detroit; sister, Sheila Withee of Detroit, Valda Reardon and husband Ken of Bangor; sister in law, Jean Neal and husband Don of Detroit. He was predeceased by his parents, a daughter Janis Carmichael, grand-daughter Deanna Carmichael, and brother Eugene.

At his request there will be no visitation. A graveside committal service will be held 10 AM Friday, September26th, at Morses Corner Cemetery, Corinna, with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may sign an on-line register and leave written condolences at

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