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May 15, 2014

Photo Features: May 15, 2014

Select photos from the May 15, 2014 edition of Carriage Towne News.

Our War: Historian Mike Pride

The Exeter Historical Society hosted a special evening at its headquarters, located at 47 Front Street in Exeter. The Civil War remains Our War as a nation, but first it belonged to the generation that lived it. In this presentation, based on his new book, historian and journalist Mike Pride brings to life the war’s tragic course through the voices of people from New Hampshire. Joining Mr. Pride are, center, Barbara Rimkunas, curator; and Laura Martin, program chairman. For more information, call 603-778-2335, or go to www.exeterhistory.org. (Larry Kennedy/CTN photo)

Scouts Recycle Electronics

Atkinson Boy Scout Troop 9 held an Electronics Recycling fundraiser at the Atkinson Community Center. Proceeds from the event will go toward the advancing of scout projects and community. From left, Zach Hertrich, Adam Marquis, Zach Schuster, Daniel Hale, and leader Bryan Comeau. (Larry Kennedy/CTN photo)

What a Catch!

Alison Kaiser, 13, a student at Hampstead Middle School, caught this fourteen-inch rainbow trout during the annual Fishing Derby, hosted by the Hampstead Civic Club. The popular event took place at Shop Pond. She is the daughter of Julie and Nils Kaiser. (Larry Kennedy/CTN photo)

Baptist Volunteers

Congregation members of Island Pond Baptist Church were out in force cleaning the sides of Main Street in Hampstead. The group of volunteers were celebrating Earth Day. Pictured are Bob and Lorri Seaward. (Larry Kennedy/CTN photo)

Miss Hampstead

Miss Hampstead 2013 Amber Alexander, 16, worked with children making crafts at the 19th annual Pancake Breakfast, hosted by the Hampstead Lions Club. The fun event was held at Hampstead Central School with a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny. (Larry Kennedy/CTN photo)

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Obituaries
  • Alan J. Walker, 68

    Kingston, N.H. — Mr. Alan James Walker, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on July 8, 2014, after a long, brave battle with cancer.

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  • James Reese

    Raymond, NH — James Edwin Reese, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Raymond, N.H. He was the son of John and Ruth Reese, born on Oct. 29, 1939 in Edensburg, Pa. James graduated from Central Cambria High School in Pennsylvania before proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a food inspector. His military service was followed by 31 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector. Mr. Reese was an avid outdoorsman and spent much of his time fishing, camping and hiking in the White Mountains. He became involved in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed passing on his vast knowledge of the wilderness to others. Throughout his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, raising rabbits and working in his garden.

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  • Velma J. Reid

    South Hampton, NH — Velma J. Reid, 80, died peacefully on July 17, 2014 at Exeter Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born in Haverhill, Mass. on June 8, 1934, the daughter of the late George C.W. and Alta I. (Kimball) Haynes. A graduate of Haverhill High School, Velma worked at Western Electric until she had children. For years, she was a devoted “stay-at-home” mom who raised her three children in a loving, nurturing environment. She later worked various manufacturing jobs until her retirement. After retiring, she volunteered her time at various organizations and was very involved at the East Kingston Community United Methodist Church as a member of the women’s guild, assisting with the holiday fair, and helping out wherever she could. She had a passion for animals, and would donate money, food, and blankets to the NH SPCA. She loved to sew and made a personalized quilt for every member of her family. She was also a member of the “Ugly Quilts” group, which made blankets and sleeping bags for the homeless using recycled fabric. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; daughter, Pam Eaton of Danville, N.H.; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kim Reid of Raymond, N.H.; daughter, Shirley Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; two sisters, Gwen Stuart of Haverhill, and Norma Taplin of Dracut; four grandchildren, Cheryl and Marc Welch, and Kristen and Joshua Reid, and several nieces and nephews.

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  • Carleen A. Knowlton, 80

    Danville, NH — Carleen A. (Rhoadhouse) Knowlton, 80, of Danville and formerly of Hampstead, died on July 7, 2014, at her home.

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  • Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84

    Kingston, NH — Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84, a resident of Kingston since 2001, and former longtime resident of Grafton, Mass., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 11, 2014, following a long illness.

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