BUCKSPORT – Bertha Thurston Higgins, 98, passed away May 13, 2009, in Brewer. She was born March 24, 1911, in Bucksport, daughter of Frederic and Susanne (Eaton) Smith. A memorial service will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at East Bucksport United Methodist Church, Bucksport, with Pastor Peter Remick officiating. Donations in her memory may be made to East Bucksport United Methodist Church, care of Joyce Johnson, P.O. Box 551, Bucksport, ME 04416. Arrangements are under the direction of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 28 Elm St., Bucksport.