EXETER – A funeral service for Merle G. “Sonny” Demmons Jr. will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden, with Sonny’s brother, Eugene, officiating. Interment with military honors will be at Dixmont Corner Cemetery, Dixmont. A gathering will be held immediately after the interment at East Dixmont Community Church, where family and friends may share in light refreshments and a continued time of remembrance. www.hampdengilpatrick.com