NEWPORT – Eursel G. Mullis, 89, died Nov. 4, 2006, at a Bangor nursing home. He was born Aug. 14, 1917, in Stacyville, a son of Charles and Effie (Gerald) Mullis. He attended schools in Stacyville and Houlton. Eursel served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in Italy and North Africa, receiving an honorable discharge in 1945. On Oct. 5, 1946, he married the former Arlene Boylan in Newport. Eursel and Arlene recently observed their 60th wedding anniversary. Eursel worked on the family farm until he moved his family to Corinna in 1953. He was employed by Smith Potato Farms for 30 years and was happiest when he was out in the potato fields. He also rogued potatoes for Seth Bradstreet in Newport. During his retirement years, Eursel worked at Bud’s Shop & Save, Newport for 12 years. He was a member of the Corinna American Legion, Meridian Splendor Masonic Lodge, Newport and the Anah Shrine. He and Arlene had attended the Corinna United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife of Newport, he is survived by three children and their spouses, daughter, Sharon and her husband, Donald Young, of Fort Myers, Fla.; sons, Michael and his wife, Nancy Mullis, of Corinna, Stuart and his wife, Marcia Mullis, of Rochester, N.H.; a sister, Eldora Dow of Perham; five grandchildren and their spouses, Kimberly and Wayne Marquis, Renee and Jay Dobson, David and Shauna Young, Jason and Tanya Mullis, Destiny and Bruce Poulin; eight great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Colleen Mullis, Jean Beem, Lorraine Stone and husband, Richard, Muriel, Karlene and Linda Boylan; and brother-in-law, Lauris Boylan. He was predeceased by three brothers, Ronald, Elwood and Charles Jr.; a son, Ronald; and a great-grandson, Thomas Gerald Dobson. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main St., Newport. A Masonic service will be conducted 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Riverside Cemetery, Newport. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 163 Lancaster St., Suite 160B, Portland, ME 04101. To sign an online guest register, please visit