NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

November 25, 2013

Clarence R. Souther Jr., 88


Seabrook, NH — Clarence R. Souther Jr., 88, of Seabrook, died on Friday, November 22, 2013, at his home, after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Seabrook on September 14, 1925, and was a son of the late Clarence R. and Hilda E. (Merrill) Souther.

Clarence lived in Salisbury, Mass., from 1945 to 1964, when he returned to Seabrook. He, with his late brother, Leo, co-owned Souther’s Shellfish on South Main Street in Seabrook, from 1961 until his retirement in 1991.

Clarence was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy. He was a life member of the Raymond E. Walton American Legion Post 70 and Seabrook Fireman’s Association.

He was a member of Warren Lodge AF&AM of Amesbury, Mass., Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Portsmouth, and Dover and New Hampshire Consistory Valley of Nashua. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He shared 33 years of marriage with his wife, Anna M. (Kimone) Souther.

In addition to his wife, family members include two daughters, Carol Ann Hudson of Newburyport, and Sandra Turbide of Massachusetts; four grandchildren; his stepson, David R. Downs of Seabrook; his brother, Truman Berkley Souther of Seabrook; and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Leo M. Souther; and by his sister, Betty P. Garland.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m., with Masonic services at 7:45 p.m., on Tuesday, November 26, at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. Services will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, November 27, in the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Hillside Cemetery, Seabrook. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rockingham VNA & Hospice, 137 Epping Road, Exeter, NH 03833. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Clarence’s memorial Web site, sign the tribute wall, or for directions.