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Clarice "Reece" Belle Hustus
DIXMONT - Clarice "Reece" Belle Hustus, 83, died Dec. 1, 2012, at her home in Dixmont, surrounded by her family. She was born March 23, 1929, in Carmel, to the late Clarence and Hazel Belle (Smith) Sylvester.

She grew up in Carmel and attended Carmel schools. Reece brought up her family in Newport and later in N. Windham, and was a member of The Maine Beacon Center for Spiritual Living in Gorham.

After retiring from the Maine Turnpike Authority, Reece and her husband, Wayne made their home in Dixmont, near her late daughter, Peggy, and son-in-law Bruce Harris. She enjoyed cross country skiing, camping, and visiting with family.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Arthur Emery, her second husband, Wayne Hustus, her daughter, Peggy Harris, her daughter-in-law Linda Burgess Emery, her sister-in-law Jennie Sylvester, and her nephew Ricky Sylvester.

She is survived by her children, Rev. Linda Holmes and husband, William, Sharon Corson and husband, Gordon, Mark Emery and wife, Joanne, and Timothy Emery; son-in-law, Bruce Harris and wife, Sandra; step-daughter, Nancy Armstrong; sisters-in-law, Stella Smith and Gloria Brown; grandchildren, Kathryn Vanasse, Daniel Todd Tracy and wife, Theresa, Jennifer Whitey and husband, Kevin, Shane Harris and wife, Nirla, Matthew Harris, Joshua Harris and wife, Jenelle, Amy Sparks and husband, Scott, Angie Elder and husband Douglas, Christina Parlin and husband, Gary, Daniel Emery, Tyler Emery, Carrie Cressey and husband, Gary, and Timothy James Emery and wife, Heather; great grandchildren Ashleigh Tracy, Nicholas Whitley, Hannah Whitley, Abigail Whitley, Kathleen Harris, Ainsley Harris, Jordan Sparks, Samuel Sparks, Olivia Elder, Warren Sonny Elder, Justin Scott, and Manuel Scott, Tirza Cressey, Thomas Cressey, Tyrell Cressey, Kameron Emery, Lily Emery, and Jocelyn Emery; great great grandchildren Dana Tracy and Adam Todd Goslee; brothers, Roger Sylvester and wife, Jeanette, and Harrison Sylvester; nieces Brenda Leighton and Marie Camp; nephews Michael Sylvester and Wyatt Sylvester; and dear friends, Marilyn Morin and Chuck Percy.

Memorial services will be held at 1 PM, Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street in Newport with Pastor Al Worden officiating. Spring burial will be in the Highland Cemetery in Carmel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Eastern Maine, 412 State Street, Bangor, ME 04401, or to the American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

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