LAGRANGE – Carlton Noyce Stanley, 83, husband of Rhoda (Davis) Stanley, died April 28, 2008, at a local hospital. He was born Aug. 20, 1924, in Medford Center, son of the late Isaac and Viola (Spencer) Stanley. Carlton and Rhoda were married Aug. 20, 1948, celebrating 59 years of marriage last August. Carlton retired from the Maine Department of Transportation as a foreman in Milo. After retiring he continued working as a grader operator for local contractors until the age of 72. Carlton enjoyed life to the fullest, always enjoying time with family and friends at home and his camp on Boyd Lake. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Thomas Stanley and his wife, Diane, of Medford Center and David Stanley and his wife, Vicky, of Howland; one daughter, Joyce Whiting and her husband, H.I., of LaGrange; his sister, Susie Roberts of Thomaston, Conn.; many special grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who brought him so much joy, and many nieces and nephews. He will be fondly remembered by all his friends and neighbors from LaGrange and Boyd Lake. Carlton was predeceased by his brother, Willis; his wife, Vivienne Stanley of LaGrange; and brother-in-law, Herbert Roberts. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. May 1 at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, with viewing 1 p.m. until the start of service. Burial will be held immediately after the funeral at Hillcrest Cemetery, LaGrange. For an online register book, please visit