TOPSHAM – Milton C. Lyons, 89, formerly of Dennysville, died Monday, July 24, 2006, at his home. He was born Feb. 24, 1917, in Dennysville, the son of Carl and Eliza Brown Lyons. He married his high school sweetheart, Amy Stevens, and they resided in Dennysville for their married life. Milton worked at wood harvesting a few years before enlisting in the U.S. Army at the beginning of World War II. Milton saw action as a soldier in the 34th Infantry Division on a number of European battlefields, including Casino and Ansio. He was wounded at Ansio, Italy and was returned to the United States and was awarded the Purple Heart. He lost the use of his right arm and, since he was right handed, learned to use his left hand for most functions. After his recuperation at Cushing Hospital in Framingham, Mass., Amy and Milton returned to families in Dennysville. Milton was employed at Kilby’s General Store until the death of the store’s owner. Milton and Amy purchased the store, renamed it Lyons General Store, and operated it until their retirement. Milton and Amy traveled with their RV and had many enjoyable retirement years together. They made a number of trips to visit relatives and to Minnesota to visit a special friend and comrade in arms, Carl Ziebath and his wife, Betty, and family. They especially enjoyed being with their grandchildren and participating in their activities. As a younger man, Milton enjoyed farming and was always fascinated by space exploration. He was a member of the grange, American Legion and served on the board of selectmen of Dennysville. He served as moderator at many of Dennysville’s town meetings. He was also named a lifetime deacon of Dennysville – Edmunds Congregational Church. Because of failing health, Milton moved to Topsham to be close to children, but his heart was always at his Dennysville home, where many friends kept him in touch with the news of home. He was predeceased by his wife, Amy; a sister, Aleta; and a son, Lowell. Surviving are a brother, Lewis of Whiting; a daughter, Linda St. Louis and her husband, William, of Rochester Hills, Mich.; and a son, Leonard and his wife, Ruth, of Topsham; four grandchildren, Bradford St. Louis and wife, Cynthia, Bethanie St. Louis, Cheryl (Lyons) Hinkson and husband, Ed and Christopher Lyons and wife, Anita; six great-grandchildren, Kyle, Devin and Joshua Hinkson, Daniel, Shane and Amy Lyons; and special nieces and nephews, Michelle Prodenzano, Vanessa Hinton, Roy Lyons, Carroll Lewis Lyons and Clyde Loring Mattheson. Visiting hours will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Dennysville Congregational Church. Burial will be held after the service at the Dennysville Cemetery. If desired, donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans, Department of Maine, P.O. Box 3415, Augusta, ME 04330-3415. Condolences can be expressed at www.brackettfuneralhome.com