Albion, Maine – Ernest W. Hawes, Jr. went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday November 25, 2014 after a short hospital stay. Ernest was born in Augusta, ME on January 20, 1928 to Mildred and Ernest W. Hawes, Sr. He graduated from Winslow High School in 1948 and worked for Hollingsworth & Whitney and then Scott Paper Co. in Winslow, ME for 19 years. Ernest and his wife, Alice purchased Maple Shade Dairy Farm in Albion, ME in 1963 and operated it until his retirement in 1989. In 1981 he was Conservation Farmer of the Year and hosted Maine Farm Days. He raised and sold vegetables for many years and was active in training and showing oxen and steers throughout Maine. Ernest won numerous trophies, awards and ribbons and enjoyed helping young 4H teamsters from Franklin County 4H Club learn to work their teams. His wife, Alice M. Hustus Hawes passed away in 1995 after 43 years of marriage. Ernest is survived by his son Ernest E. Hawes and wife, Wanda, daughters, JoAnne Bradstreet and husband, Dick, Cynthia Cook and husband, Terry, Alice Heinrich and husband, Bob. Grandchildren Amy Arata and husband Michael, Dan Bradstreet and wife Tara, Adam Bradstreet, Sam Hawes and wife Merry, Rebecca Thompson and husband Jeremy, Benjamin Hawes and wife Amber, Timothy Cook and wife Jo Ann, Brian Cook and wife Amanda, Erica Chavez and husband J.C., Tyler Heinrich, Ross Heinrich, Selam Heinrich, and 16 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, P.O. Box 354, Albion, ME 04910. Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 29 at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main Street, Fairfield, ME, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 30. Spring burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Albion, ME. An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers, 107 Main Street, Fairfield, ME.