NEWPORT – Anita (Hanson) Hewins, 89, died Dec. 30, 2006. She was born June 17, 1917, in Newport, a daughter of Freeman and Gracie (Spaulding) Hanson. She was a graduate of Newport High School, Class of 1937. Anita was a faithful member of the People’s United Methodist Church, Newport. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Donald Hewins; a son, Michael and wife, Dianne Thurston, of Carrollton, Ohio; a brother, Rodney and wife, Nellie Hanson, of Newport; five grandchildren, two great-grand-children, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Norman, Jasper and Harold; and a sister, Irene Wyman. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at the People’s United Methodist Church, Newport, with the Rev. George Darling officiating. Family viewing will be private. Spring burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074. Those who wish may sign an online register at