Fifth Generation


168. Myrtis Belle Joyce was born on 14 July 1903 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. She died on 29 March 1983 at the age of 79 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. MERTICE COLBETH
Swan's Island: Mertis J. Colbeth, 79, died March 29, 1983, at her home on Swan's Island. She was the wife of the late Elden Colbeth. She was born at Swan's Island, July 13, 1903, the daughter of Roscoe and Mary (Smith) Joyce. For many years she belonged to Atlantic Baptist Church Ladies Aid Society. She was a Sunday School teacher and superintendent, clerk and organist of Atlantic Baptist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mary Johnson of North Kingston, R.I.; one son, Arthur Colbeth of Bass Harbor; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, James "Bradley" Joyce of Atlantic; several nieces and nephews and many cousins. Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Baptist Church, Swan's Island, with the Rev. George Springer officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call at the Atlantic Baptist Church, from 9 - 11 a.m. Thursday. Those who wish may make donations to the Atlantic Baptist Church in Myrtis' memory. Arrangements by Fernald Funeral Chapel, Mount Desert. She was buried on 31 March 1983 in Rose Hill cemetery, Atlantic.

Myrtis Belle Joyce and Everett Wallace Rising were married on 6 October 1921 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Everett Wallace Rising, son of Harry Thurston Rising and Laura Kallock, was born about 1901 in Rockland.

Myrtis Belle Joyce-626 and Everett Wallace Rising-631 had the following children:

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Richard Rising-632.

Myrtis Belle Joyce and Elden Arthur Colbeth were married on 7 March 1927 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA. Elden Arthur Colbeth, son of Charles H. Colbeth and Hattie E. Conners, was born on 11 October 1899 in Machiasport, Washington County, Maine, USA. He died on 28 April 1973 at the age of 73 in Bar Harbor Hospital, Maine, USA. ELDEN COLBETH
Atlantic: Colbeth, Elden A., 73, died April 28 at a Mount Desert Island hospital. He was born at Machiasport Oct. 11, 1899 the son of Charles and Hattie (Conners) Colbeth. Mr. Colbeth was a member of the Atlantic Baptist Church. Surviving is his mother of Machias; his wife Myrtis (Joyce) Colbeth of Atlantic; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Johnson of North Kingstown, R.I.; one son Arthur, of Bass Harbor; one stepson, Richard Rising of Tarzana, Calif.; and two children from a former marriage; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Wright of Bangor, Mrs. Clara Pettigrew of Bucks Harbor; two brothers, Leland and Earle, both of Bucks Harbor; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will held Tuesday 1:30 p.m. from the Atlantic Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. He was buried on 30 April 1973 in Rose Hill cemetery, Atlantic.

Myrtis Belle Joyce-626 and Elden Arthur Colbeth-633 had the following children:

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Mary Sue Colbeth-636.

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Arthur Elden Colbeth-634.

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Paul Edward Colbeth-539.