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Remembering dairy man Butch Clark

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    The urn holding the ashes of Richard "Butch" Clark sits on the dash of his vintage Mack truck before his funeral service. A milk hauler from Canaan, Clark died in an accident in January when his truck left the roadway after a Woolwich woman lost control of her car.

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    Karen Clark sits at the wheel of her father's vintage Mack truck while her son Tyler Seavey holds the urn carrying Butch Clark's ashes. The 1979 R model truck, one from early on in his days as a milk hauler, had been his pride and joy.

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    Friends and family gather at Fairview Cemetery in May for Clark's funeral.

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    Kathy Quirion said of her brother Butch Clark's sendoff, “Those are the kind of people he touched. Truck drivers and farmers and people with tractors.”

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    A brigade of trucks passes through Canaan where the fire department shut down the road on the day of the funeral.

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    Friends and family gathered on a cool, gloomy May day to celebrate the life of the man who had hauled milk since 1968.

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    Trucks line up for a brigade nearly 50 vehicles strong through the town of Canaan.

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    A photo at the funeral shows Clark in one of his transport trucks.

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    The tailgate of a Mack truck lined up for the brigade to the funeral of Butch Clark.

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