CITRUS SPRINGS, Fla. – Cedric A. Hewes, 99, died July 14, 2013, at his residence in Citrus Springs, Fla.
He wrote this obituary for his friends and family: I was born in Biddeford, Oct. 18, 1913, and relocated to Hallowell four years later. After graduating from Hallowell High School in 1932, where I was active in sports and music, I went on to graduate from Farmington Normal School in 1940 and earned my bachelor and masters degrees from the University of Maine, Orono. Ardis Farnham of Shirley Mills became my wife in 1941 while I was teaching principal and coach of Derby Grammar School, 1941-1943. The next two and a half years were spent serving my country in the U.S. Army in Europe beginning from D-Day until 1945 when I joined the Dover-Foxcroft school system as teacher, principal and district supervisor until my retirement in June of 1972. My wife Ardis and I, with our daughter, Janna, moved to Florida in December of 1972. Ardis passed away in April 1990. From 1992 until her demise in 2005, Marguerite “Peg” Phillips was my loving friend and companion.
I leave my daughter, Janna; several cousins, nephews and nieces in Maine and South Carolina; numerous golfing buddies at Rainbow’s End; and a loving group of ladies that cared for me in my last months. God bless you all, Cedric “Ric” A. Hewes.
Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 19, at Community Congregational Christian Church, Citrus Springs, Fla., with the Rev. Jeffrey Timm officiating. Interment will be after services at Dunnellon Memorial Gardens. Arrangements have been entrusted to Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon, Fla. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at