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Clifford W. Sawtelle
CORINNA—Clifford W. Sawtelle, Jr. 85, went home to be with the Lord on December 2, 2012 in Florida. He was born November 19, 1927 in Dexter, a son of Clifford and Katherine (Westgate) Sawtelle, Sr. He graduated from Corinna Union Academy in 1946 and joined the U. S. Navy on June 5, 1946, serving two plus years. He married Nola Sprague on May 18, 1949 and they made their home in Corinna, spending many winters in Zephyrhills, FL.

Cliff was employed for 20 years at Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna, owned a local restaurant with his wife for 3 years, and then owned and operated Sawtelle’s Carpentry with his son Garry from 1969 to 1997. He attended the Exeter Cornerstone Baptist Church in the summer and was a member and Deacon of the Faith Baptist Church, Zephyrhills, FL. He was a member of Parian Masonic Lodge #160 and a former member of the Corinna Sewer District and Stone Ezel Lodge #39, I.O.O.F.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nola Sawtelle; 3 children and their spouses, Garry and Marge Sawtelle, Karen and Terry Gallison, all of Corinna, and James and Holly Sawtelle of Bellows Falls, VT; 7 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a sister Betty and husband Herbert Dow of Corinna and Florida; as well as nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Franklyn “Bud” Sawtelle, a sister Edith Janet Smith, and an infant daughter in October 1956.

A celebration of his life will be held 4 P.M. Friday, December 7th at the Faith Baptist Church, 38634 Hwy 54 East, Zephyrhills, FL. Friends may call from 3 P.M. until the time of the service. A memorial service will be held 2 P.M. Saturday, December 15th at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, Exeter, with Pastor Stan Griffin officiating.

Friends may call from 1 P.M. until the time of services. Spring burial will be in the Corinna Village Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, Corinna.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1195 Stetson Road, Exeter, ME 04435; or to the HPH Hospice Foundation, Donation Department, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com

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