PRENTISS TOWNSHIP – Clayton B. Worster Sr., 84, died Sept. 22, 2007, at a Lincoln hos-pital. He was born Feb. 14, 1923, in Prentiss, the son of Archie and Lena Worster, one of 16 children. In his early years, he worked for Ralph Curtis on the farm and in his senior years was instrumental in establishing Worster Farms. During World War II, he served in the Navy with Don Whitney of Chester on board the USS Sirona A.K.A. 43, of which he was very proud and would talk frequently of their travels around the world. He drove truck for Eastern Corp., and school bus for Prentiss Plantation. For 21 years he owned Worster’s General Store, Prentiss, which was a social meeting place for local townsfolk. He was a generous storekeeper that allowed his patrons to “buy now, pay later,” with many forgetting what pay later meant. He was an avid reader and enjoyed his books from the Maine State Library and the fellowship with the congregation at Springfield Community Chapel. He is survived by three children, Clayton B. Worster Jr. and Virginia of Lincoln, Betty Jeanne and Arnold Thompson of Suffield, Conn., and Rodney and Terry Worster, his angel caregiver, of Prentiss Township; eight grandchildren, Curtis Worster, Beth Worster Fournier, Steven Thompson, Robert Thompson, Julie Thompson Marr, Jaimie Worster Thurell, Kelly Worster Dill and Corey Davis; 17 great-grandchildren, five brothers and four sisters. He was predeceased by his parents; his beloved wife, Mary, in 2002; a baby daughter, Lena Frances; five brothers and one sister. Friends may call 3-6 p.m. Wednesday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Springfield Community Chapel, Spring-field, with the Rev. Bruce Swan officiating. Interment will be at Butterfield Cemetery, Prentiss. Donations may be made in Clayton’s memory to Springfield Community Chapel. Donations may be left at the funeral home. For an online register book please visit www.clayfuneralhome.com <>