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Arlene Pearson
CORINNA Ė Arlene Pearson, 84, died May 25, 2012 in McKinney, Texas. She was born October 17, 1927 in Stetson, a daughter of Norman and Goldie (Sevey) Reed. She graduated from Corinna Union Academy, Class of 1946, and trained as an X-Ray technician at Eastern Maine General Hospital in Bangor, graduating in 1950. Arlene and husband Bob took over Pearsonís Oil business in Corinna in 1956, and purchased Pearsonís Hardware store in the mid 1960ís. After Bobís heart attack in 1983, the store was sold in 1984.

She was a member of the Corinna United Methodist Church, Nokomis Chapter, Order of The Eastern Star, the Corinna Literary Club, and past member of the Rebekahís and the Grange. Arlene also volunteered at Eastern Maine Medical Center and the Sebasticook Valley Hospital.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Janice Smith of Massapequa, New York, and Glenburn, Nancy Collins and husband Kirby of Anna, Texas; a sister, Avis Adams of Newport; 4 grandchildren, Jason and Zachary Smith, Marissa and Kira Collins; and 3 great grand-daughters, Jillian, Summer, and Jacyn.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday, June 11th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Funeral services will be held 11 A. M. Tuesday, June 12th, at the Corinna United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Terry McKinley and Pastor Angela Tarbox officiating. Burial will follow the service at Morseís Corner Cemetery, Corinna.

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