James L. Hepworth, 73, of Whitefield, N.H. and Derry, N.H., died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 in the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
Mr. Hepworth was born in Derry on Dec. 30, 1933, a son of the late Harold L. and Helen M. (Joy) Hepworth.
He was employed as a lineman for PSNH for many years.
Mr. Hepworth was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a life member of the American Legion and the VFW both in Derry and Whitefield. He was also a member of St. Marks Masonic Lodge in Derry and was a Shriner.
He enjoyed the outdoors. He was a member of the Community Baptist Church in Whitefield.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Hall) Hepworth of Derry; three daughters, Christine Reed and her husband Charles of Londonderry, N.H., Patricia Kimplen of Derry, Carol J. Hepworth of Fremont, N.H.; two sons, James R. Hepworth and his wife Carolyn of Manchester, N.H., John L. Hepworth and his wife Michele of Florida; seven grandchildren; three brothers, William Hepworth of Florida, John A. Hepworth of Illinois, Frederick Hepworth of Westfield; two sisters, Jacqueline Pressey of Westfield, Martha Smith of Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his friend Rita.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends called on Monday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home. The burial will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery in East Derry. A separate memorial service will be held on Monday, Nov. 26th at 11 a.m. in the Community Baptist Church in Whitefield with a light luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01710. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.