NORVEL H.1 LITTLEFIELD was born June 29, 1884, and died November 21, 1977 in Jay, Franklin County, Maine. He married ELFREDA NOLLETTE September 07, 1936 in Maine. Please respond if you know the Littlefield lineage of this family.http://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/artikkel?SearchID=731...
Lakeland Ledger (FL)
Published Tuesday, November 11, 2003
Howard Littlefield, 81, Firestone
By Rhonda Gentle
LAKELAND -- For many years, Mr. Howard "Howie" Robert Littlefield was a bingo caller at the Lakeland Moose Lodge No. 945.
"He was very popular here. He ran the Moose Lodge (game) every Thursday and Friday until this past week," said his granddaughter, Charlene Littlefield of Lakeland. "He used to play bingo four or five nights a week.
The retired mechanic for Firestone in Plant City died of lung failure Sunday (Nov. 9, 2003) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was 81.
Born in Freeman (Franklin) County, Maine, on March 28, 1922, he served in the Army during World War II and received several medals.
Mr. Littlefield came to Lakeland from Springfield, Mass., in 1968. During his 10-year career as a mechanic with Firestone in Plant City, he had the opportunity to meet and develop friendships with several famous people, including George Jones and Tammy Wynette, while working on their vehicles. He retired in the mid-1990s.
Mr. Littlefield had been calling bingo for years, having gotten his start at St. Joseph's, where he was a caller for 18 years. He had been calling for the Moose Lodge, where he was a lifetime member, since 1991. During his membership, he twice served as governor and as past governor with a fellowship degree.
"When my Dad passed away, he just took over. He was an awesome role model," Charlene Littlefield said. "I played bingo with him. My very first bingo game was with them. He just loved to be with people. That was his whole life."
He was a member of the Regular Veterans Post No. 3 in Lakeland.
Mr. Littlefield is survived by his wife of 27 years, Adeline Littlefield; sons, Robert Littlefield, Wayne Littlefield, both of Feedinghills, Mass.; stepson, Howard R. Littlefield, Thetford Center, Vt.; daughters, Caral Potvin, Feedinghills, Sandra Fitzgerald, Ludlow, Mass., Janet Littlefield, Springfield; brother, Ernest Littlefield, Enfield, Conn.; sister, Helen Adriance, Massachusetts; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Gentry Morrison Southside Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lakeland Moose Lodge No. 945, 1223 E. Lake Parker Drive, Lakeland, FL 33801.