BUCKSPORT – James “Jim” Marvin Sweet, 68, died peacefully Sept. 17, 2006. Born Dec. 17, 1937, the son of the late George Henry and the late Josephine Edwina (Smith) Sweet. After graduating from the Bucksport school system, Jim joined the U.S. Army. He returned to his beloved town of Bucksport after serving his country and worked at various Bucksport restaurants including 30 years with the Jed Prouty Tavern and Inn. Jim was devoted to his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and was a member of the Bucksport Evangel Baptist Church. He also had a great love for the theater, art and music and would attend all local performances. Jim spent much of his free time volunteering with the Northeast Historic Film. A regular contributor to the Bucksport Enterprise and a well-known presence in the Bucksport community, he could always be seen wearing a smile or enjoying a book in the town’s gazebo. Jim also authored several poems and stories and would share his work with anyone who asked. He was predeceased by his brothers, Wilfred and Dale; sister, Janice Grindle. Jim is survived by his sister-in-law, Madeline Sweet of Bucksport; nephews, Gerald Sweet and his wife, Sandra, of Topeka, Kan., Thomas Sweet and his wife, Hermione, of Bucksport, Greg Grindle and his wife, Audrey, of Frankfort; his niece, Toby Mason and her husband, Buz, of Stockton Springs; his very special and beloved cousin, Phyllis Carney of Bucksport; special friend, Sharon Saunders; several great-nieces, great-nephews and great-great-nephews. A special thank you to Pastor Donato, Jim’s church family and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Briggs for their kindness and support. The family thanks the many individuals of the Bucksport community who knew and cared for Jim over the years. There will be visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, for family and friends at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, Bucksport. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Bucksport Evangel Baptist Church with Pastor Michael Donato officiating. Family and friends will gather in the church hall after the service for light refreshments, fellowship and to share memories and celebrate Jim’s life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Interment will be at Silver Lake Cemetery, Bucksport. In Jim’s honor, Northeast Historical Film will show a special matinee 2 p.m. Saturday of “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Bucksport Movie Queen” at the Alamo Theater, Bucksport.