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Clyde W. 'Joe' Kimball, 63

MEREDITH — Clyde William "Joe" Kimball, 63, of Hatch Corner Road, died on February 7, 2013, at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Franklin, NH on May 16, 1949, Clyde was the son of the late Richard W. and Marilyn (Quint) Kimball. He was a life-long resident of Meredith and graduated from Inter-lakes High School, in Meredith.
Joe, at an early age, worked at Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant, in Meredith. He later on became the head cook and chef at the Belknap County Nursing Home, in Laconia. In 1988, he worked part-time ground maintenance at Upper Meadows, Grouse Point Club, in Meredith. He later on became the manager for Grouse Point Club and has worked up until his illness had recently forced him to stop.
Joe's passion was fishing, family and Grouse Point. He spent his annual vacation fly fishing with his wife Ruth in Pittsburg, NH. He loved fly tying and had just built his first fly rod.
After high school, Clyde joined the US Army and had served in Viet Nam.
Joe is survived by his wife of 32 years, Ruth G. (Carlson) Kimball, son Derek Kimball and fiancé Juanita Cain, daughter, Alicia Woglam and her husband Kurt, his mother Marilyn (Quint) Kimball, stepsons, Corey Lorden and his wife Young, Travis Lorden and his wife Kate, eight grandchildren, Angela, Joshua, Eli, Adam, Kayla, Ryan, Abigail, Charleigh, sister, Elizabeth Manning and her husband Dennis, brothers, Lafayette Kimball and his companion Carrie, Richard Kimball, David Kimball and his wife Cindy, John Kimball and his wife Kathy, Michael Kimball and his wife Diana, a niece and several nephews.
Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes #3 and #104, Meredith, on Monday 6pm to 8pm. A funeral service will be held in the New Hampton Community Church, Main St, New Hampton, on Tuesday at 11am. The Rev. Scott Mitchell, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be held in the NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen on Wednesday at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations to the NH Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH. 03301
To sign Joe's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 February 2013 23:37

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Thelma M. Ramsdell, 79

WENTWORTH, N.H. — Thelma Madeline Ramsdell, 79, formerly of Atwell Hill Road, died February 5, 2013, at Mountain Ridge Health Care Center, in Franklin.
Born in Windsor, Vermont on October 5, 1955, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Florence (Chase) Ramsdell. She grew up in Wentworth and graduated from Wentworth Schools and also from Orford High School, in Orford, NH. She resided in Wentworth of many years.
Thelma worked in several factories such as, the former Sprague Electric, in Plymouth and Tilton Electronics, in Tilton. She also worked as a LNA for various health care facilities such as; Coos County Nursing Home, Colebrook Hospital, Lakes Region Convalescent Care/Genesis, in Laconia, and private care.
Thelma enjoyed cooking, crafts, painting, the ocean, lighthouses, and loved her cats. She enjoyed being with her family and adored all her friends.
She was predeceased by her infant son, Bryon Cartwright.
Thelma is survived by her daughter, Darlene Smith and her husband Eugene, brother Richard Ramsdell and his wife Donna, grandchildren, Jason Smith and his wife Kate, Stanley Smith, great grandchildren, Brianna, Evan, Dustin, niece, Robin Ramsdell, nephew Stephen Ramsdell, great nieces and great nephews, Hannah Grace, Christopher, Lillian, Chelsey, and Ayden.
Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St. Plymouth, on Sunday Feb. 10, from 3pm to 5pm. A funeral service will be held in the Wentworth Baptist Church, Cape Moonshine Road, on Monday Feb. 11, at 2pm. The Rev. Jeremy Cochran, pastor, will officiate. Spring Burial will be held in the Warren Village Cemetery.
To sign Thelma's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 February 2013 00:12

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James C. Rupert, 80

GILFORD — The Rev. James C. Rupert of Gilford, a Methodist minister, musician, sociology professor and businessman, died of cancer at his home on Feb. 2. Rupert, who was 80, moved to Gilford in 1980 with his wife, Faith, who taught English and theater for 16 years at Gilford High School.
Rupert was born in 1932 in Chelyan, a village in West Virginia coal-mining country. His father was an engineer for the electric company and his mother the local church organist. She played at the Sunday morning service hours before his birth.
After graduating from high school in Morgantown, WV, Rupert served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1955, serving most of that time in Germany.
In 1956, he married Faith Crowson in Charleston, WV and earned a bachelor's degree there at Morris Harvey College.
Rupert was ordained a Methodist minister in 1963 after receiving his degree in divinity at Drew Theological Seminary in New Jersey. He served as the principal organist of the New Jersey conference of the Methodist church, performing works by Bach, Beethoven, Widor and others.
As a pastor, Rupert supported the 1960s civil rights movement, leading a church group to join the August 1963 March on Washington that included Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
In 1967, Rupert was the pastor at the main Methodist church in Salem, a small town in southernmost New Jersey. Amid the advances of the civil rights movement, white supremacists burned crosses in the county to intimidate blacks and oppose racial integration.
Rupert worked with a few other prominent white citizens and the local NAACP chapter to lead public protests against the cross burnings. The following year, the church transferred him out of his job, and he soon after left the active ministry.
Rupert joined the faculty of New Jersey's Gloucester County College to teach sociology. He received a master's degree in education from Temple University in 1972.
Rupert sang as the tenor soloist in a Gloucester County College performance of Messiah by Handel. In a local stage performance of The Sound of Music, he played the lead male role, as Capt. Georg Von Trapp.
In 1977, the Ruperts moved to Weirs Beach, NH to purchase and run the former Look Off Rock Motel on Scenic Drive. In the 1980s they moved to Liberty Hill Road in Gilford and joined the Gilford Community Church, where Rupert often preached and played the organ.
Rupert is survived by Faith, his wife of 57 years. He also is survived by three children – James Rupert of Falls Church, VA, Elizabeth Pilling of Gilford, and Mark Rupert of Boulder, CO — and by five grandchildren.
The Gilford Community Church will hold a memorial service on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the church, or to organizations supporting research on Alzheimer's disease.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 February 2013 00:07

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Donald H. Noyes, 64

FRANKLIN — Mr. Donald H. Noyes, 64, of Franklin, died at Genesis Laconia Center on Feb. 4, 2013.
He was born in Franklin on Aug. 18, 1948 the son of Donald Henry Noyes and Elizabeth (Hoadley) Noyes. Donald resided in Franklin most of his life and was a graduate of Laconia High School in 1966. He formerly resided in Arizona, Wyoming, and Oregon. Mr. Noyes was a self-employed painter and worked in the Cape Cod area for several years.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed camping, travelling, motorcycles, and especially fishing. Donald also enjoyed playing his guitar.
Family members include two sisters: Wilhemina Millis of Canterbury, Stella Noyes of Franklin, two brothers: Terry David Noyes of Lakeport and Peter Michael Noyes of Laconia, 5 children: Jeremy McClay, Natalie Kelley of Milton Mills, NH, Christopher Nedeau, Lilly Dawn Rollins, and Tulsa Marie Maxham, two aunts: Gertrude Hoadley of Tilton and Jane Noyes of Belmont, and nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at 2:00 pm at Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin, NH. A visiting hour will be held from 1-2:00 pm.
For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 February 2013 00:03

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