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Earl Allen Stevens

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PETERSBURGH, N.Y. -- Earl Allen Stevens, 74, died on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt.

Born in Berlin on July 31, 1932, he was the son of the late Frank W. and Florence A. Crandall Stevens. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended schools in Petersburgh and Hoosick Falls.

He served his country in the U.S. Army as a Special Military Policeman at Fort Devans and was honorably discharged in 1958.

He was the owner and operator of Earl A. Stevens Enterprises, a logging company in Petersburgh and retired in 1994 after 50 years. He served Petersburgh as highway superintendent from 1974 to 1985 and was town supervisor from May 1988 to Dec. 1989.

Earl was a member of the NRA, Highway Superintendent Association, NYS Highway Association and the NYS Timber producers Association.

He raced stock cars at many local tracks including Devil’s Bowl Raceway, Lebanon Valley Raceway, Malta and Albany-Saratoga. In his free time he loved to be part of nature, hunting, gardening and he enjoyed two trips he made in Alaska.

Survivors include his loving wife, Anne Canfield Stevens; his adoring children, Joan Hill, Laurie Broadwell, Jodi Hubbard, all of Petersburgh, Gregory Stevens, of Steventown, Carol Goodermote, of Berlin, Nancy Hewitt and Catherine Twachtman, both of Averill Park; his siblings, Marion Burdick of Pownal, Vt., Lydia Stevens of Hoosick Falls and Jane Wesley of Petersbergh; his grandchildren, Jason, Jeremy, Ryan, Christopher, Curtis, Shandra, Clara, Natasha, Sara, Duane, Jena, Eric, Sierra, Larkin and Paige; 10 great-grand children; and his former wife, Luanne James Stevens.

He was predceased by his daughter, Judy Crandall; his grand children John and Jolen Bedford; his brothers, Lewis F., Warren A., and Doye O. Stevens; and his beloved feline companion, Shadow Stevens.

Funeral services will be on Sunday at 3 p.m. from Thomas M. Barber Funeral Home, Armsbury Road in Petersburgh.

Internment will follow in Meadowlawn Cemetery in Petersburghh.

Relatives and friends may call on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations can be made to the Petersburghh Veterans Fund in care of the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 2, 2006
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