ADDISON – Earnest A. Emerson, 66, passed away Sept. 30, 2005, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born Jan. 30, 1939, in West Jonesport, the son of the late Lawrence and Rachael (Faulkingham) Emerson. He worked for several years at Great Northern Paper Company. He worked as a lobster fisherman for most of his life out of West Jonesport. Earnest loved his camp on Crowley’s Island where he had summered since 1964. Earnest loved duck and deer hunting. He also enjoyed hiking, walking, and feeding the birds. He enjoyed listening to his granddaughter, Connie, play the piano. The grandchildren and their friends were his company and companions for many years. Earnest is survived by Jacklin, his wife, companion, and best friend for 51 years; children, Linda Mae Faas and husband, Richard, of Brewer, Roy C. Emerson and companion, Felicia Drisco, of Addison, “adopted” son, Stephen Emerson; grandchildren, Edward A. Snider of Brewer, Connie Jo Snider of Machias, Trussell C. Alley of Beals, Alissa Beal of Addison, Calvin H. Snider of Machias, Dennis-Lee A. Emerson of Beals, and Jason Farley of Machiasport; siblings, Lucille and Jack Albee, Maxwell and Glennis, Clifton and Loretta, Sherman and Janie, Larry and Nellie, Carla and Alburton Merritt, Darlene and Byron Carver, and Robert; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings, George and Delanie Beal. He is also survived by dear friends, Allen and Phyllis Merchant, William and Mary Beal, and Carey and Sharon Davis. He was also predeceased by special friends, Pat and Emily Sadler, Marshall and Gertrude Kelley, Charlie and Matilda Zatrepalec, and Ruth Davis. Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, for the public and visiting hours from 6-8 p.m. for the family at the Community of Christ, Jonesport, where a funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3. Burial will follow at the Norton Family Cemetery in Addison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 163 Lancaster St., Portland, 04101. Arrangements are under the care of Bragdon-Kelley-Campbell Funeral Home, Machias.