WEST PARIS – Erlon Vern Hammond, 102, died at the Ledgeview Living Center on Tuesday, April 7.

He was born in Sumner, on March 6, 1907, the son of Charles Lewis and Lida Myrtle (Wing) Hammond and attended Sumner schools.

He had worked at various mills in the local area, most recently at Oxford Paper Co. in Rumford for 19 years, retiring in 1969 at the age of 62. He married Tena Mae Colburn on Dec. 1, 1931; she died in 1968. After Tena’s death, he married Zelda (Farrar) Andrews. She died in 1988. He was presented with the Boston Post Cane Award from the town of Sumner on Oct. 23, 2007.

He loved music and enjoyed playing his harmonica and accordion.

He and Tena had three children, a son, Raymond, and two daughters, Clara and Carlene, all of whom survive him.

He was a member of the Woodstock Seventh-day Adventist Church.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Marilyn Hammond of South Paris; a daughter and son-in-law, Clara and Robert Johns of West Paris; a daughter and son-in-law, Carlene and Maynard Turner of Hartford; three grandsons; four great-grandsons; and two stepsons, Clifford Lowe and Nelson Wing and their families of Sumner.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the Ledgeview Living Center staff for all the kind and attentive care he received there during his stay.

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