Carle R. Alward
Carle R. Alward, 81, passed away July 11, 2013, in Franklin. He was a resident of Franklin.
Carle was born July 28, 1931, in Nortondale, New Brunswick, Canada, to Bliss Wilmont and Evelyn Annie (Sharpe) Alward.
He married Shirley Grant on Aug. 14, 1960, in Canada; they were married for 52 years.
Carle was employed as a manager for Woodland Manor Senior Housing. He was a full-time minister (pioneer) and active member of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ontario, New Brunswick, Calais, Maine and Franklin.
He loved gardening, animals of all sorts and spending time with his family. He was an avid reader, especially of the Scriptures.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Alward of Franklin; three children, Timothy C. (Laumonda) Alward and Kenneth A. (Kaylea) Alward, both of Texas, and Selah L. (Perry) Newlon of New Whiteland; a brother, Arthur Alward of Ontario; and eight grandchildren, Benford B. Morgan, Ethan, Everett, Kennedi and Kaylin Alward, Amanda Harris, and Ashley and Tyler Newlon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Eden Morgan; and three sisters, Marjorie, Dorothy and Bertha.
A memorial service will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2508 N. Morton St., Franklin. Family will receive friends from 3:30 p.m. until service time Sunday at the Kingdom Hall.
Jessen Funeral Home, Franklin Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Information: 346-6155, www.jessenfuneralhome.com