Kenneth Earl, 97 ATHENS -- Kenneth Harry Earl, 97, of RR 3, Athens, died December 13 at Brockville General Hospital, two weeks after breaking his hip. He was born May 14, 1907, in Soperton to Wellington Earl and the former Margaret Richards. On January 16, 1932 he married Edith Gertrude Brown in Addison United Church. He was a dairy farmer on the Wiltsetown Road, where he lived for 72 years. His whole life revolved around farming. He was still doing the plowing when he was 93 and as recently as this past summer would go out to his shop in the barn and work on various woodworking projects. Mr. Earl is survived by his son Cecil Earl and wife Beverly and his daughter Neita Simpson and husband Merton, all of RR 3, Athens. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Kenneth Simpson and wife Jacqueline of Seattle, Wash., and Karen Earl and Robbie Earl of RR 3, Athens; two great-grandchildren, Kaia and Nicola Simpson of Seattle; several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law Orma Earl of Winchester. He was predeceased by his wife Edith on March 1, 1997; five brothers, Wesley, William, Clifford, Charlie and Raymond Earl; four sisters, Luella Howe, Alma Alguire, Hazel Fulford and Mabel Haystead; and two grandsons, Ronald Simpson and Kevin Earl. Friends called at the Judson Funeral Home, Athens, where on December 15 the funeral was held, with Pastor David Downing of Highway Pentecostal Church officiating. Burial followed at Athens Cemetery. The pallbearers were Bob and Bryce Earl, Howard Morrison, Mark Weir, Keith Brown and Todd Lovelock. The honorary bearers were Karl Wood, Ronald Moulton, Wally Singleton, Allan McCann, Elmer Moulton, Raymond Houle, Wellington Earl and Hilton Earl. Memorial donations were given to the Bible Society and other charities. Published in Section b, page 8 in the Monday, January 3, 2005 edition of the Brockville Recorder & Times. Posted 4:38:12 PM Tuesday, January 4, 2005.