TREMONT – Rolla Henry Thompson, 89, went to be with the Lord Nov. 4, 2004, after a courageous battle with cancer, in Tremont. He was born Oct. 6, 1915 in Addison, the son of Rolla Floyd and Viola Mehalia (Davis) Thompson. Rolla served in the U.S. Army as Tank Commander, and during World War II he was a welding instructor and teacher. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, Aug. 8, 1946, and he received the Army of Occupation Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a member of the VFW of Southwest Harbor and Tremont, the Masonic Lodge No. 77, the Tremont Housing Authority and AF & AM. Rolla is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, June E. Thompson; one son, Michael M. Dawes of South China; three daughters, Marilyee B. Dowling of Wells, Spring H. Harkins of Franklin, and Earline Hamrick of Jacksonville, Ark.; two sisters, Cora Weycott of Windam, and Margaret Small of Grey; beloved niece and right hand, Sharon English of Seal Cove; five grandchildren, Rolla T. Dowling of Wells, Michael Corson of Madison, William Dawes of Merrimack, N.H., Blake Roberson of Franklin, and Cathe Cochran of Fairfield; and four great-grandchildren. Services of remembrance will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mt. Desert. Interment will be at Mt. Height Cemetery, Southwest Harbor. Contributions in Rolla’s memory may be made to Hospice of Hancock County, 14 McKenzie Avenue, Ellsworth, ME 04605, or to the Cornerstone Baptist Church, care of Nadine Goodwin, HC 33, Box 571, West Tremont, ME 04612.