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Wilbur W. Ball Jr., 83


Wilbur W. Ball Jr., 83


TILTON — Wilbur W. Ball Jr., 83, a longtime resident of Tilton died at his home, Tuesday, March 17, 2015, following a sudden illness.

He was born in Jefferson, Aug. 17, 1931, son of the late Wilbur W. Ball Sr. and Dorothy L. (Woodward) Ball.

Wilbur spent his youth and grew up in Lancaster. He had been a resident of Tilton for 60 years. He was employed for many years at the Laconia Needle Co. in Laconia until its closure and later retired, following several years as a truck driver for Pike Industries.

Wilbur was very involved with tractors and was a member of several tractor pulling clubs and associations. He and his wife were active members of the Southern Maine Tractor Club in Lebanon, Maine. Wilbur served with the Air Force from June 28, 1950, to Sept. 3, 1953, honorably discharged with the rank of Airman 3rd Class. He was a member of the American Legion Post 49 in Northfield.

Wilbur was predeceased by a son, David W. Ball; a daughter, Juanita M. Ball; and his wife, Marie (Ouellette) Ball who died in 2014.

His family includes his son, Ernest C. Ball of Northfield; grandchildren, Amy Davis of Franklin, Dawn Cloutier of Tilton, Lisa Neumen of Minnesota, Christine Butler of Indiana, Jonathan Baty of Minnesota, Michael Ball of Alton and Jessica Stanley of Belmont; great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Brenden, Kyle, Joshua, Mackenzie, Emily, Sam, Isaiah, Sarah, Natasha, Oliviah, Tabithah, Alyssa, Alexandra, Paige, and one on the way; his brother, Harlie E. Ball of Franklin; and sister, Clara May Gregory of Whitefield.

According to his wishes, there are no calling hours or local services planned. Burial will be later in the spring in the family lot in Guildhall, Vt.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Wilbur's name to the Southern Maine Tractor Club, c/o Roxanne Bumford, 88 Milton Mills Rd, Lebanon, ME

Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton. For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 08:20

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James R. Beauchemin, 65

GILFORD — James Russell Beauchemin 65, of Briarcliff Road, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Lakes Region General Hospital.

James was born March 31, 1949, in Lowell, Mass., the son of the late Russell and Helen (LaPointe) Beauchemin.

He was a mechanical draftsman for Lockheed Aircraft of Nashua for many years.

James loved woodworking and enjoyed organizing craft fairs.

James is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Ann Beauchemin of Gilford; two brothers, Thomas Beauchemin and his wife, Jan of Winnisquam and David Beauchemin of Chelmsford, Mass.; three sisters, Mary Ann Beauchemin of Wilmington, N.C., Nancy Beauchemin of Belmont and Joan Grumett and her husband, Paul of Amherst.

In addition to his parents he is predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Michael Beauchemin.

Services are not planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Humane Society, 40 East Main St., #364-I Newark, DE 19711.

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 go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 08:19

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Sandra L. Fogg, 67

MANCHESTER — Sandra L. Fogg, 67, died Monday, March 16, 2015, at Catholic Medical Center.

She was born in Laconia, the daughter of Charles and Charylne (DeCato) Fogg. She spent her youth in Bristol and teen years in Franklin. As an adult she worked for the Laconia Shoe Co. and Polyclad.

Sandra loved to spend time outdoors and especially in her gardens. She also enjoyed making and decorating cakes for family and friends.

Family members include four brothers, David Fogg of Hill and Florida, Gary Fogg of Laconia, and Kenny and Darryl Fogg, both of Sanbornton; three sisters, Sherry Downs of Franklin, and Gail Fogg and Kelley White, both of Bristol; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Robert Fogg.

A graveside service will be held at Homeland Cemetery in the spring.

Arrangements are under the direction of Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 07:06

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Rudell O. Hawkins Sr., 88


Rudell O. Hawkins Sr., 88


RAYMOND — Rudell Owen Hawkins Sr., 88, a longtime former resident of Ashland, died March 16, 2015, at his home in Raymond after a long illness.

Born in Dummer on Aug. 11, 1926, he was the son of Charles A. and Margaret (Bissett) Hawkins.

Rudell grew up in the Dummer, and Milan area and attended Dummer schools. He resided in Ashland from 1948 to 1991 and has been a resident of Raymond since 1991.

Rudell worked in the former Ashland Paper Mill for many years. He became an automobile mechanic, and worked at several dealership over the years such as Grappone Ford, in Concord, Meredith Ford, in Meredith, and the former Deming's Chevrolet, in Plymouth.

Rudell was a proud World War II Army veteran and had served in the battle of Iwo Jima. He earned the Philippine Campaign Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

Rudell was a longtime member of the Free Will Baptist Church, in Ashland, a member and past Master of the Mount Prospect Masonic Lodge 69, and a member and past Patron the Mount Hope Order of Eastern Star, both of Ashland. He was also a member of the Dupuis Cross American Legion Post 15, Ashland. Rudell had also served as an auxiliary police officer in Ashland.

Rudell loved to play the guitar and sing country music, go out dancing, go antiquing, and loved to yodel. He was also known for making the best peanut butter fudge in the area.

Rudell is predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Ramona M. (Lindsey) Hawkins, who died in 1990.

Rudell is survived by his son, Rudell O. Hawkins Jr. and his wife Kathy of Laconia; daughters, Sharon B. Reed of Holderness, Valerie J. Niggl and her husband Robert of Port Charlotte, Fla., Deborah M. Warnock and her husband Steven of Epping; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Norma Madeau of Watertown, Conn., Ramona Woodward of Dummer; many nieces and nephews; and his longtime companion of 24 years, Evelyn G. Arnold. of Raymond.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth, on Friday, March 20, 6 to 8 p.m., with a Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 21, at 11 a.m. at the Free Will Baptist Church, Main St. Ashland. The Rev. Everett Palmer, pastor emeritus, will officiate. Spring burial will be in the Green Grove Cemetery, Ashland on Monday, May 18, at 11 a.m.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Plymouth and Meredith, are assisting the family will their arrangements. To sign Rudell's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 06:55

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