DOVER-FOXCROFT – Ellen Adkins passed away May 5, 2008 after a long illness, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Jan. 8, 1951, in Dover-Foxcroft, the daughter of the late Thurlow and Alberta (Hlister) Jones. She loved to go fishing and fiddle heading with her friends and family, listening to music, going to flea markets and having family barbeques. She is survived by her five children and their spouses, Donald Harper Jr. and his wife, Erin, of Windham, Margaret Allen and her husband, Todd, of Dixmont, Thurlow Harper and his wife, Valerie, of Maxfield, Richard and his wife, Tara, of Greenbush and Mari-Alyce Harper of Dover-Foxcroft; a sister, Sharon Arnold and her husband, Raymond, of Monson; and 13 grandchildren, Carlton, Tia, Courtney, Benjamin, Katelyn, Karmen, Samantha, Reyanna, Jodi, Josephine, Travis-Jon, Olivia and Gavin. She is also survived by Harry McInnis of Dover-Foxcroft. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Donald Harper Sr. of West Enfield. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.