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CORINNA—James Albert Dyer, Sr., 78, died February 28, 2004 at his residence. He was born March 19, 1925 at Orrington, a son of Sheridan and Dora (Betts) Dyer. He graduated from Brewer High School. He was a decorated war veteran having served in the U. S. Navy during World War II in Europe and the Pacific. Jim was a member of the Maine Country Music Association, Corinna Post # 73 American Legion, and the Pleasant Street Christian Church. In April, he and his wife, Frances (Cairns) Dyer, would have celebrated 57 years of marriage.

In addition to his wife of Corinna, he is survived by 4 sons, James A. Dyer, Jr. of Georgia, Daniel D. Dyer, Donald D. Dyer and Darrell Dyer, all of Corinna; a daughter, Judith A. Jordan of Corinna; a brother, Clarence B. Dyer of Bangor; 8 grandchildren, Sophia Matz of Virginia, Lisa Crane of Florida, Roy E. Tompkins of Tennessee, Adam A. Dyer and Joslyn J. Dyer, both of Georgia, Zephaniah “Guy” Dyer, Isaiah “Izzy” Dyer and Simeon “Nuff” Dyer, all of Dexter; 6 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a long-time friend Joseph Rasato of Connecticut.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 2nd at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 3rd at the Pleasant Street Christian Church, Corinna, with the Rev. Edward Jaworski officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 346, Augusta, ME 04332-0346.

A graveside committal service will be held 9 AM Friday, May 14th, at the Nutter Cemetery, Corinna, with the Corinna Post American Legion officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Newport.

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