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Edward Ellsworth Southard


Edward Ellsworth Southard

SOUTHARD - At Marshall's Nursing Home, Machias, Maine on May 8, 2013, Edward Ellsworth Southard Jr., husband of Edna Rita (Collins) Southard of Baring, Maine for 57 years.

Son of the late Edward Ellsworth Southard and Lida (Smith) Southard. He was born in Woodland, Maine on May 8, 1924. He was a World War II veteran, served in the United States Marine Corps in the South Pacific and was a Purple Heart recipient. He also served in the United States Merchant Marine. He was a honorary member of VFW, St. Petersburg Masonic Lodge. Survived by his wife Edna, 1 son: Edward Ellsworth Southard III, 2 grandchildren; Charlotte Southard and Noah Southard, daughter-in-law Carey Fox and daughter Amanda O'Brien. Special pets Dixie and Oreo. 5 sisters, Helen Ward of Princeton, Maine, Evelyn Libby of St. Stephen, NB, Luella Perkins of Fall River, Mass, Marie Southard of San Francisco, California, Ollie McConaghy of Fredericton, NB. Sisters-in-law Olive Collins, Evelyn Nixon and Ferne Collins and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by sisters Geraldine (Deannie) Hurd, Lida Cooper and brother Donald Southard.

Memorial Service will be held at the People's United Methodist Church, Baileyville, Maine on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern time).

Family will receive relatives and friends after the service downstairs in the church for refreshments.

Interment at Rolling Dam United Church Cemetery, Rolling Dam, NB at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances to People's United Methodist Church, Baileyville, Meddybemps Church, Shriner's Hospital for Children or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, N.B. in care of arrangements.