AUBURN – Joanne G. Little, 54, went to see the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, with her loving family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 4, 1953, in Yarmouth, the daughter of Arthur W. and Dorothy (Jellison) Frank Sr. She graduated from Yarmouth High School. She married Ralph R. Little III, and had three daughters. They lived on Bailey Island for many years, where she was a cook and waitress. After divorcing, she met her longtime companion, Leslie E Buzzell. She was an active member of Pinecone Chapter No. 26 of the Eastern Star. She was also honored as the Lady of the Council for Grand Council of Maine in 2006. With her companion, Leslie Buzzell, she helped to do many things with the Masons and Shriners. She was also an advisor for Lewiston Assembly of Rainbow Girls and the Knights of the Sun Demolay Chapter. She was also an active member of her church, Evergreen United Methodist Church, Long Island. She was the only lady to have Scottish Rite/Grand Lodge of Maine Membership Medal. She is survived by her companion of 23 years, Leslie E. Buzzell of Auburn; her parents, Dorothy and Arthur Frank Sr. of Otis; three daughters, Melissa Little and fianc?, Ray Williams, of Litchfield, Carrie Hardy and husband, Rick, of Auburn and Jennifer Hardy and husband, Richard, of Auburn; four sisters, Charice Oliver and husband, Arthur, of Freeport, Maureen Cunningham and husband, Russell, of Otis, Terri-Lee Milliken and husband, Wayne, of Ellsworth and Annette Hodge of Otis; a brother, Arthur Frank Jr. and wife, Robin, of Otis; nine grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, North Pownal. Committal services will be after at Riverside Cemetery, Yar-mouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Joanne G. Little’s Scholarship Fund, care of Robert G.W. Lobley, treasurer, Pine Tree Youth Foundation, P.O. Box 69, Orrington, ME 04474-0069 or Evergreen United Methodist Church, 10 Leavitt St., Long Island, ME 04050. To send condolences, please visit