Clyde Towle

Clyde Towle, 66, of Lancaster Road, died Monday evening February 20, 2017, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, after a recent illness.

Mr. Towle was born in Lancaster on June 18, 1950, the son of Asa C. and Doreen B. (Ball) Towle. During his lifetime he had many jobs primarily working as a woodsman and a teamster. He was employed as a teamster at local grand hotels including the Omni Mt. Washington and Mountain View Grand and has worked with horses in the logging industry. For a time he was employed at Thompson Manufacturing in both the woodshop and the machine shop.

Surviving family members include his brothers Ben Towle of Whitefield, Curt Towle of Porter, Maine, a sister Darlene Towle of Berlin; and six nephews and one niece.

A visiting hour will be held Sunday afternoon, February 26, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Sandra MacKillop of Lancaster will officiate. Burial will be in the spring in Forest Vale Cemetery, Jefferson.

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Lorraine T. Villeneuve

Lorraine T. Villeneuve, 83, of Berlin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. She was born in Berlin on December 19, 1933, the daughter of Emile and Emma (Paquin) Buteau and was a lifelong resident of the area. She enjoyed trips with her family to the casino, taking long rides along the Milan Loop and spending time with her grandchildren.

Family includes her children Adele Blais and husband Bobby of Manchester, Raymond “Mimi” Villeneuve and wife Leila of Berlin, Lisa Connors and boyfriend Joe Savage of Gorham, Jane Lavoie and husband Gary of Gorham, Wayne “Bozo” Villeneuve of Berlin, Betty-Jo Villeneuve of Berlin, and Brian Villeneuve and wife Stephanie of Milan, and many loving and happy grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Robert R. Villeneuve, her sons Donald Villeneuve and Roger Villeneuve, her son-in-law Mike “Mikey”Connors and all of her siblings.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday February 24, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Interment will be in the St. Kieran Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to the service. Online guestbook at

Lorraine Villeneuve

John Bryan Bradley Sr.

John Bryan Bradley, Sr. beloved son, husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at the age of 88 at Aiken Regional Hospital, in Aiken, S.C., following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Mr. Bradley was born April 13, 1928, in Mound, La., to Dr. George H. Bradley and Nancy McMurry Bradley. He was a graduate of North Fulton High School in Atlanta, Georgia in 1947 and then attended Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He graduated with a degree in Chemistry in 1951.
During his senior year, he met the love of his life, Emily Jane Fraser, of Atlanta, Ga., with whom he spent the next 60 years.
He was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army in 1951 and served during the Korean Conflict at San Marcus AFB, Texas, Fort Sill, Okla., and New Port News and Fort Eustis, Va. He was initially assigned to the Chemical Corp. but then was accepted to Army Aviation where his passion for flying took off and continued to serve in the Army’s Transportation Corp until discharged from active duty in 1955. Following his tenure in the Army, he continued his service as a pilot with the Georgia Air National Guard.
After serving in the United States Army, Mr. Bradley began his long career in the Pulp and Paper Industry beginning with Georgia Kraft in Macon and Rome, Georgia and quickly rose through the ranks to serve as the first plant manager of Alabama Kraft a division of Georgia Kraft (now Westrock) Cottonton, Ala. His career continued with plant manager positions at The Brown Company, Berlin, Willamette Industries, Natchitoches, La., and Jackson Paper, Sylva, N.C. In the latter stages of his career, he worked as a Chemical Testing Consultant across Louisiana and Texas and enjoyed flying for the U.S. Forest Service and others upon request. Mr. Bradley finally retired and hung up his wings in 2010 at the early age of 81.
Mr. Bradley was fortunate to pursue his passion of flying and traveling with alongside his wife, Jane. Enjoying life to its fullest with his love for boating, hunting and fishing. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Natchitoches, Louisiana and went on several mission trips in South Louisiana, Haiti and Costa Rica.
Mr. Bradley was preceded in death by his loving wife Jane Fraser Bradley, son Frederick Carl Bradley, brother George H. Bradley Jr., grandson Preston Thomas Smyth, and parents Dr. George H. Bradley and Nancy McMurry Bradley.
He is survived by son John Bryan Bradley Jr. and wife Darlynn Bradley of Augusta, Ga.; daughter Dr. Jayni Bradley Thomas and husband Steve Thomas of Watkinsville, Ga.; daughter Elizabeth Faye Bradley Smyth of Columbus, Ga.; and daughter Julea Bradley Hovey of Aiken, S.C. Mr. Bradley is also survived by grandchildren John Bryan Bradley III, Mary Catherine Bradley Nalbach, Bradley Steven Thomas, James Erskine Thomas, Emily Louise Thomas, Peyton Fraser Smyth, and Cullen Edward Hovey and numerous nieces and nephews and their children that he loved greatly.
The family would like to extend our deep appreciation for Dad's personal caregivers in Aiken to Rescare Homecare, Agape Hospice, and Regency Hospice, and especially for care and relationship with Sam Griffin and Melvin Thomas.
Funeral Services to be held Saturday, February 25, at 1 p.m. CST at the Jernigan Methodist Church, 2288 Hwy 165, Jernigan, Alabama (just south of Cottonton) with burial in the family cemetery at the Church, alongside his wife, son, and grandson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Mr. Bradley’s memory to the Jernigan Methodist Church, 2271 Hwy 165, Jernigan, AL 36027.
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Lena G. Devoid

Lena G. Devoid, 84, of Gorham, passed away at her home on February 17, 2017. She was born in Berlin on April 12, 1932, a daughter of Henry and Ozina (Brien) Dufresne. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a Graduate of Notre Dame High School, Class of 1950. Lena is a member of St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. She enjoyed cooking, reading, puzzles and BINGO.

Family members include three sons; Ronald Devoid of Berlin, Richard R. Devoid of Gorham and William Devoid and wife Terri of Berlin; a daughter Debra Roberge and her partner Tony Greska of Milan; seven grandchildren; Adam Devoid, Jacob Devoid, Amanda Pierce, Alyssa Devoid, Ryan Roberge, Cassie Devoid and Andrea Ried; 10 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Richard E. Devoid in 1994, a son Donald Devoid and a granddaughter Carolyn Devoid.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday morning February 22, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from 9 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in St. Anne Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to Northwoods Home Health and Hospice, 278 Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584. Online guestbook at