MACHIAS and DAVENPORT, Fla. – Phyllis M. (Easley) Morrill Gray, 81, passed away Sept. 7, 2007, at a Florida hospital, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born Aug. 9, 1926, in Dexter, the daughter of the late Harold V. and Eleanor (Atwater) Easley. She was educated in the schools of Dexter. Phyllis was married May 13, 1944, to Charles A. Morrill and lived in Dexter until his untimely death Jan. 7, 1954. Phyllis remarried Oct. 6, 1956, to Maxwell E. Gray and they made their home in Machias and spent many wonderful weekends at their camp on Gardners Lake. Phyllis’ greatest love was for her family; she was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, always thinking of others before herself. She was known for her sweet personality, beautiful smile, and powerful bear hugs. She had a great passion for basketball and was an avid fan of the LA Lakers. She went to her first and only NBA game in Atlanta last November and never stopped talking about it. She also enjoyed playing bingo, and she and her daughter Mary shared many special Wednesday nights out together, eating forbidden deserts, playing, laughing and usually contributing. In June 2003, Phyllis moved with her daughter and loving son-in-law to Davenport, Fla. Phyllis attended the Community of Christ Church, Tarpon Springs, Fla. She really enjoyed and loved living in Florida, but her heart was still in Maine with the family and friends she left behind. Every summer Mary and Bill took her to Maine where they stayed at Pine Grove Cottage on Bog Lake. There she got to spend very special time with her sons, Joe and Gene and other dear family and friends. Her family has been so blessed and never will forget her love and devotion to them. Phyllis is survived by her two sons, Charles “Joe” Morrill and Maxwell “Gene” Gray of Machias; one daughter and best friend, Mary (Morrill) Beal and her husband, William, of Davenport, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Teresa Charlene Norman of Jayess, Miss., and Gwen Trenholm of Hermon; one stepson, Kenneth Gray and his wife, Rosie, of Hermon; beloved grandmother of William Beal Jr. and his wife, Melony, of Tyrone, Ga., Stephen A. Beal of Davenport, Fla., Peter C. Beal and his wife, Stephanie, of Clermont, Fla., Cherie Gallant and her husband, Tom, of West Paris, Shana Morrill and David Morrill of Lisbon; great-grandmother to Kirby, Kelsey, Jacob, Kayla and Hadden; one brother, Richard Easley and his wife, Jane, of Dexter and Englewood, Fla.; several nephews and nieces, and many special friends. Phyllis was predeceased by her parents, her husbands; infant sons, Richard Donald, Paul Eugene and James Andrew; sons-in-law, William Norman and Bruce Trenholm; and lifelong friends, Mary Chabot and Freda Chase. There will be a service of love and celebration for Phyllis 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Community of Christ Church, North Street, Machias, with Pastor Dona Emerson officiating. Interment will take place 4 p.m. that same day at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations in Phyllis memory be made to The American Cancer Society, National Kidney Foundation or the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Oak Ridge Funeral Care of Haines City, Fla.