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Pearl I. Harris (1924-2018)


Pearl I. Harris (1924 – 2018)

Chesterville – Pearl I. Harris, 93, died Thursday, June 7, 2018, surrounded by family and the caring Staff at Sandy River Nursing Care Center.

Born in New Sharon on November 9, 1924, to Cecil Emerson and Linda Ella (Ross) Harris.

Pearl grew up and went to school in New Sharon. Her passion was crocheting and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She spent many hours talking with them about the family history and her life growing up.  Conversations that her family will cherish and carry with them forever.  

She married her husband, Burchard on June 27, 1947 in Farmington. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and canning.  Pearl will be missed by her brother Paul and his wife Elaine of Thomaston,  three sons Dennis and his wife Brenda of Azle, Texas, Douglas and wife Felicia of Farmington Falls, Daryl and his wife Brenda of Wilton,and Tinh Harris of Dover, NH .  Fourteen grandchildren and  twenty-four great grandchildren, along with many others that referred to her as “Grammie.” Many nieces and nephews.

Pearl was predeceased by her parents Cecil and Ella, siblings, Leona, Reuben, Albert, George, Emerson, Eddie, Florice, and Percy. Her husband Burchard and children, Darlaine, Dianne, Danniel, and Dickson. Also, a great granddaughter, Addilyn Davis.

NOTICE:  Visiting hours will be held at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Svc. 108 Court St. Farmington, from 6-8 PM on Tuesday June 12, 2018.  A Funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11:00 AM Weds. June 13, 2018.  Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington.  Donations may be made in her memory to Sandy River Center 119 Livermore Falls Rd Farmington, ME 04938.  Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Beatrice Marie (Staples) Otte (1951-2018)

Beatrice Marie (Staples) Otte, beloved mom, sister and friend, died on May 25, 2018 from an unexpected battle with cancer. Bea was born November 4, 1951 to George and Alma Staples of Cumberland, Rhode Island.

Bea attended Woonsocket High School and the Community College of Rhode Island.

Bea worked almost 30 years as a certified nursing assistant and medication technician, caring for patients at elder care institutions including Bayberry Commons Nursing Home (RI), Franklin Memorial Hospital (ME), Pierce House (ME), Sandy River Nursing Home (ME) and a group home in Rumford (ME). Throughout her working years, Bea also worked at Hasbro and sold Avon, House of Lloyd, and Melaleuca products to help support her family.  Many remember her from children's parties where her most memorable jobs had her dressed as a clown or the Easter Bunny!

To many, Bea was known as the "Herb Lady." Her business "The Bea Balm Herb Patch of Maine" was an outlet of her love of gardening and love for people. 

Bea exemplified the tangible, expressive and humble love of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  With a selfless and deeply caring heart, she voluntarily provided Hospice care for her own mother and a few of her friends.  Her love for others was fueled by her daily reading of the Bible. Bea was a true prayer warrior, constantly praying for others. Bea hosted missionaries regularly, volunteered in winter clothing drives for orphans, and sought to get God's Word into the hands of those who had none.

In her 50's, Bea's love for orphans and persecuted Christians brought her to Haiti, China, Thailand and the Philippines.  She served on the board of directors for His Hands Support Ministries.  In this process, God called her heart to adopt a seven year old son from China. He says that he has been changed forever because she followed God's desire for her to care for the orphans.  

She was predeceased by her parents, George and Alma Staples, her older sister, Joan Whipple, and her youngest brother, Robert Staples.

She is survived by her siblings, and their families: George (Sonny) Staples (NH), Alfred Staples (MA), Alma Hocott (RI), Joseph Staples (RI), Frank Staples (RI), and Tom Staples (MA). She is also survived by her children Phyllis Wheeler (MD), John Otte (ME), Joshua Otte (ME) and Matthew Otte (ME).    

Her memorial service will be held on June 23, 1PM at Fayette Baptist Church, 39 Baldwin Hill Rd Fayette ME 04349Donations may be made in Bea's memory to the Robert Williams Staples Love Expressed Fund (His Hands Support Ministries), PO Box 72, Peru, ME 04290. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.

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Muriel Scott Powers (1942-2018)

Muriel Scott Powers,76, of Industry died Thursday, April 26, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born on March 12, 1942, the daughter of William J. and Lela B. Scott. Muriel graduated from Farmington High School in 1960. 

Muriel is predeceased by her parents; brothers Myrle Scott and Lawrence Scott; sisters Glenna MacMartin, Mona Breton, and Alice Ireland. She is survived by her daughter Carol Mierzwik of Colorado; son R. Scott Powers of Industry, Maine; brothers Francis Scott of Kents Hill, Maine and Norman Scott of Greene, Maine; and sister Lynda McGuire of Waterville, Maine; grandchildren Matthew Ryan and Olivia Powers of Maine; great grandchildren Allanna Ryan of South Carolina, Fallyn Ryan of Maine, and Hunter Ryan of Maine.

Upon her request there will be no visiting hours or funeral service. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at .

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Patricia M. (Stewart) Davidson (1929-2018)

Patricia M. (Stewart) Davidson Farmington passed away on April 13, 2018 at the Pierce House in Farmington where she had been a resident. She was born in Halstead, Essex, England on Sept. 26, 1929 to Peter and Eva (Hull) Stewart. She was educated in the basic English school system in effect then, followed by advanced secretarial courses at St. Peter's Business College in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. On Nov. 8, 1952 in Needham Market, Suffolk, England she married Lloyd W. Davidson of Kingfield, Maine was then serving in the United States Air Force in the United Kingdom. She arrived in America in April 1954, subsequently working in secretarial and administrative assistant positions, first at Maine Dowel Corporation in Farminton, then Amos Abbott Woolen Mill in Dexter, Forster Manufacturing Company in Wilton, and finally at the University of Maine at Farmington from which she retired in 1997 following 27 challenging and happy years.

She is survived by a sister Heather Stewart of Salem, Oregon; nephews and nieces residing in California, Oregon, Vermont, and Virginia; and cousins in England. She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd, who died on Feb. 2, 2007; her parents; and sister Rosalie Stewart Lawrence.

At Pat's request there will be no services. Arrangements are under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services108 Court St., Farmington. If desired donations in Pat's memory may be made to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, Maine 04938. Condolences may be sent for the family at 

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Kyle James Walton (1945-2018)

Kyle James Walton, 73, of Industry passed away on April 6, 2018 at his home. He was born March 3, 1945 in Brockton, MA the son of Percy and Pheobe (Mitchell) Walton. Kyle loved bowling and helping new people learn how to bowl. He also enjoyed gardening in the summer, playing cribbage, and fishing with is son. He was active in his church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Kyle was a long time trucker of the road retiring in November 2003 due to illness.

Kyle is survived by his wife B. Cathy Walton ("I love and miss you my Teddy Bear"); son Sheldon J. Walton of Auburn; and two granddaughters. He was predeceased by his daughter Sheila; and stepson Randy.

A graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at

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