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Duane L. 'Butch' Smith, 67

BRIDGEWATER — Duane L. "Butch" Smith, 67, of Bridgewater Hill Road, died March 18, 2014, at Concord Hospital in Concord after a brief illness.

Born in Littleton on Oct. 11, 1946, he was the son of Raymond Sr. and Lillian (Danforth) Smith.

Butch was a life-long resident of the Beebe River (Campton) and Bridgewater area. He attended Campton and Plymouth schools.

Butch worked, as an electrician for more than 20 years at L.W. Packard in Ashland, and also for the past 13 years for Longchamps Electric. Butch has also served the town of Ashland as its electrical inspector for several years.

Butch was a member of the Plymouth Elks Lodge 2312 in Holderness, and a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Griggs-Wyatt Post 33 in Meredith.

Butch is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary T. (Torsey) Smith of Bridgewater; daughter, Gina M. Morrison and her husband Joseph, of Alexandria; son, Randy S. Smith and his wife Wendy of Bristol; grandchildren, Tracy, Joseph Jr., Wescott, and Riley; great-grandchildren, Jorja, Jerzie, Julia, and Joseph III; brother, Raymond Smith Jr. of Campton; sister, Carol Wallace, of Thornton, several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held at the at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth, on Saturday from  2 to 5 p.m. The Plymouth Lodge of Elks will hold a service at 4:30 p.m. Spring burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Butch's memory to the Plymouth Lodge of Elks, PO Box 277, Plymouth, NH. 03264.

To sign Butch's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 08:21

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Constance M. Granger, 81

NEW LONDON — Constance M. (Collins) Granger, 81 of New London, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014.

She was born in Laconia, the daughter of the late James and Yvonne Collins of Franklin.

She was a part-time resident of Kissimmee, Fla., and New London.

Connie was a graduate of Franklin High School, Class of 1951. She was a former dental assistant and Episcopalian by faith. Constance was a member of the Red Hat Society, the New London Garden Club and the New London Historical Society.

Constance is survived by her sons, James C. Granger (Bonnie) of Easley, S.C., William P. Granger (Annette) of New London; daughters, Ellen Ruth Coffin (Wayne) of Yorktown, Va., and Suzanne Lamphere (Stan) of Kissimmee, Fla.; sisters, Joan Hodgdon of Franklin, and Kathleen Bateson-Carlson (Don) of Laconia; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and various nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Conrad Thompson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 511 Emmett St., Kissimmee, Fla. For online guestbook log onto This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 08:10

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John E. Evans, 80

NEW HAMPTON — John E. Evans 80, of Straits Road, passed away peacefully at home on the farm with his loved ones by his side on March 16, 2014 following a period of failing health. Born in Billerica, Mass. on June 22, 1933 he was the son of John and Agnes Julia [Keeler] Evans.
John was a graduate of Revere, Mass. High School, following his school years he served his country in the U.S. Navy. After serving his country he relocated to New Hampton with his family. While in New Hampton he was employed for more than 27 years with the State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation. He was a member of the NRA, he enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing with his dearest friends. He also greatly enjoyed walking and being outside, well known as the man who walked to the store every day to get his newspaper.
John was predeceased by his parents, and his long time significant other of 54 years, Ms. Viola Blake. He is survived by family and loved ones Charles and Verna Keeler, Joan Blake, Andy and Edna Blake, Beth and Eric Anderson, Peter and Melanie Blake, Annette and Harry Lindburger and many other cherished loved ones.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at the New Hampton Village Cemetery. The Dupuis Funeral Home of Ashland is handling arrangements, for more info go to dupuisfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Robert C. Phillips, Sr., 77

NORTHFIELD — Robert Charles Phillips, Sr., 77, a resident of Northfield for 28 years, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Franklin Regional Hospital after being stricken ill at his home.

Pastor Phillips was born in Rumford, Maine, Oct. 4, 1936, son of John and Helen (Archibald) Phillips. He spent many years in Gilmanton and lived a short time in Lakeport prior to his move to Northfield. He was employed at the Arwood Corporation in Northfield for several years and for a time was employed at the Spaulding Youth Center in Northfield. He served as pastor at the Evangelical Church in Gilmanton, Union Church in Northfield and the Lochmere Baptist Church. He and his wife were longtime adult foster caregivers at their home. He served his country from 1955 until 1959 with the Navy.

His family includes, his wife of 51 years, Ethelyn (Wing) Phillips of Northfield; his sons, John E. Phillips of Northfield, and Robert C. Phillips Jr. of Derry; his daughters, Patricia L. DeBow of Parkton, Md., Tina M. Smith of Northfield, Judith A. Burdick of Hill, Rebekah J. Soucy of Manchester, and Melissa H. Colangeli of Plymouth; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Robinson of Falmouth, Maine; a sister, Beverly Robinson of Fryeburg, Maine; nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Thursday, March 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A funeral service will be held the following day, Friday, at 11 a.m. at the Hope Community Chapel, Hill Road in Franklin. A brief committal prayer with military honors will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery Chapel, 110 D.W. Highway in Boscawen.

Those wishing may make a memorial contribution in Pastor Phillips name to the Lochmere Baptist Church Missions Fund, P.O. Box 12, Lochmere, NH 03252.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 08:21

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