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Janva S. Yeaton, 68

LACONIA — Janva S. Yeaton, 68, of Baldwin Street, died at Lakes Region General Hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.

Janva was born Jan. 16, 1947, in Laconia, the daughter of Oric F. and Doris L. (Skinner) Priest. She was a lifelong resident of Laconia.

Janva worked at Laconia Shoe for many years. She ran many flea markets for the Tilton-Northfield Fraternal Association and Order Of The Eastern Star and Doric-Centre Lodge 0 of Tilton. Janva was also a member of the Tilton-Northfield RED Company. She was also a former member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Tilton.

Janva loved animals and had many pets.

Janva is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Berton "Bert" G. Yeaton III; a son, Robert E. Smith Sr. of Manchester; four daughters, Terri Hart of Bristol, Moneka Soboleski of Laconia, Dianna Colby of Northfield and Darlene Lepelley of Laconia; three stepsons, Arthur Smith of Rye, Joseph Smith of Australia, and Shawn Smith of Rhode Island; a stepdaughter, Michelle Smith of Florida; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents.

Memorial calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A graveside service will be held at a later date.

For those that wish, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made in Janva's name to a charity of one's choice.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 09:45

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Eleanor S. Potter, 64

PLYMOUTH — Eleanor Story (Owens) Potter, 64, of Plymouth, passed away peacefully surrounded by her devoted and loving family at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.

Born on May 13, 1950, in Princess Anne, Virginia Beach, Va., she was the daughter of Elijah and Mammie (White) Owens. Eleanor resided in Virginia until the early 1980s when she relocated to New Hampshire with her husband Gregory "Lance" Potter.

She worked for Plymouth State University for 17 years until her retirement in 2002.

Eleanor will be remembered by her family as a devoted and loving mother. Her passions included spending time with her children and grandchildren. As a devoted Christian she attended the Ashland Baptist Church. She lived every day led by her faith in God. Eleanor was well known for her incredible gift in cooking and baking, in particular her knack of creating delicious Southern food dishes. She loved to share her food with others, always making sure that everyone had a full belly and was taken care of. She took great joy in long rides throughout the countryside, talking on the phone with family and friends, shopping, telling stories, trying new restaurants, going to yard sales during the summer, and most of all her love of music, specifically Marvin Gaye, he was her "Man!"

Eleanor is predeceased by her parents; her sisters, Mable Price, Marilyn Wright, Viola Snowden, Barbara Owens, and her brother, Edward Owens.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 40 years, Gregory "Lance" Potter, of Plymouth; son, Keefer Owens and his wife Wendy Robb, of Plymouth; daughters, Mamie Potter, of Jaffrey, and Taneeka Potter, of Plymouth; five wonderful grandchildren, DeVante Owens, of Plymouth, Olivia and Kiyanna Smith, both of Plymouth, Cord Barnes of Plymouth, and Nick Barnes, of Malden, Mass.; a brother, James Owens, of Yonkers, N.Y.; a sister, Betty Woodhouse, of Virginia Beach, Va. Eleanor is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and will be dearly missed by her beloved dog "Beanz."

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, from 5 to 8 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the First Freewill Baptist Church of Ashland on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Ernest Madden, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be held at Green Grove Cemetery in the spring and will be announced at a later date.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Eleanor's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 09:43

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Bruce A. Boone, 66

MEREDITH — Bruce Allen Boone, 66, of Meredith died Jan. 27, 2015, of a heart attack.

He served four years in the Navy as a photographer on the aircraft carrier USS Randolph. Most recently, he had a business where he created and sold electric bicycles.

He leaves his son Bruce Jr. and wife Alicia and their two daughters of North Carolina; his sister, Judith Boone of Rhode Island; his mother and stepfather, Barbara and Bill Riley of New Hampton; and other family.

He was predeceased by his brother, Charles Boone, late of Florida.

He was a member of the Rod and Gun Club of Laconia.

Donations in his name may be sent to the New Hampshire Humane Society, P.O. Box 572, Laconia, NH, 03247.

A memorial celebration of life service will be held at the Rod and Gun Club on June 27, 2015.


Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 09:40

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Matthew R. Wilson, 41

LACONIA — Matthew Robert Wilson 41, son of Robert and Gail (Richardson) Wilson, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from a weakened immune system and pneumonia. Matt was born in Keene and raised in Bow, N.H. He was a graduate of Concord High School, Class of 1992.

At Concord High, Matt developed an interest in jewelry and went on to attend a summer studio session at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. He later enrolled in the fine arts program at Lakes Region Community College, where he was on the Presidents List. Matt enjoyed creating, giving and collecting crafts and appreciated anything that was hand crafted.

Matt enjoyed working in furniture sales prior to being disabled by multiple health issues. With his quick wit and outspoken humor, Matt left an impression on everyone he met throughout his life. He was known for his long entertaining stories, which he often liked to repeat. Matt was a loving father who enjoyed every moment spent with his children; he also had a strong connection to animals. He loved to be outdoors with his friends and family enjoying skiing, snowmobiling, swimming, hiking, running, biking and camping. Matt was always ready for a new adventure and loved to travel. He will be missed dearly by those who knew him well.

He is survived by his parents Robert and Gail Wilson of Laconia; his wife Callista (Ryan) Wilson of Laconia and their three young children, Thayer, Riley and Lilyann.

Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service and reception to celebrate Matt's life on Thursday, February 26th at 11 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia, 172 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. A private internment will be held in the spring, at Union Cemetery in Laconia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Matthew Wilson Family Scholarship Fund: C/O Bank of NH, 62 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 03246.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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