CARIBOU and MAPLETON Avis Haines, 87, wife of the late Arnold Haines, died Oct. 19, 2007, in Mars Hill. She was born March 29, 1920, in Caribou, the daughter of Samuel and Dora (Cochran) Wilcox. She was a 1940 graduate of Zion Bible Institute. Avis was a loving and devoted wife, and mother to her family. She will be fondly remembered by many for all of the handcrafted items she made and created over the years. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Harriet and Mark Murchison of Woodland; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Philip Haines of Smyrna Mills, Paul and Kim Haines of Ashland, and Samuel and Karina Haines of Cameron, N.C.; one sister, Madeline Shillington of Caribou; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Haines was predeceased by her husband in 1983; and a daughter, Norma. Friends may call 10 a.m. until time of services Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. Funeral service will be held noon at the funeral home with the Rev. Sterling Lawrence officiating. Interment will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at Sm-yrna Mills Cemetery. Friends who wish to contribute in mem-ory of Mrs. Haines may do so through the Aroostook Health Center memorial fund, Mars Hill. Envelopes are available through the funeral home. For an online register, please go to