Alice F. Merrill

WINDHAM -- Alice F. Merrill, 91, of Portland and Windham, passed away on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Ledgewood Manor in Windham.

The daughter of Greenway and Sarah (Deskins) Vance, she was born in Iaeger, W.Va., on May 29, 1920. She was one of seven children. After graduation from Iaeger High School she moved to Richmond, Va., where she met and married her husband, Franklin Merrill in 1943.

Alice was an Avon representative in the Portland area for many years. She was employed by Lady Grace Intimate Apparel for 38 years.

Alice was predeceased by her husband Frank, of almost 45 years; two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by a daughter, Pamela and her husband Lawson Doughty of Cumberland, a son, Robert Merrill and his wife Kathy also of Cumberland; a grandson, Keith Doughty and his wife Stephanie of Gray, and two granddaughters, Debora D. Bailey of South Carolina, and Tammy L. Merrill of Portland. She is also survived by a sister, Lois Lakey and her husband of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress St., Portland. Please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins for additional information and to sign Alice's guestbook.

Jones, Rich & Hutchins
Funeral Home & Cremation Service