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    DEWI ORMOND EVANS - Of Delfryn, Kerry, husband of Edwina, passed away peacefully at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital on Saturday 8 - th - February aged 87 years. Born in Llanon, Ceredigion, Dewi grew up in Aberarth with his parents Thomas and Sarah, two brothers Rees and William John, and three sisters Morfydd, Lilian and Beryl. On leaving school in 1943 he trained to be a teacher at Trinity College, University of Wales, Carmarthen; before serving in the RAF in Aden for two years. After beginning his teaching career in Long Itchington, Warwickshire, Dewi joined the staff of Kerry Primary School, where he was to become Headteacher in 1956: a post he held until his retirement in 1986. Dewi played an active part in all aspects of the Kerry community as Church Warden and a long serving member of the Village Hall Committee. Interested in all sport, football was his passion; Dewi was a life member of the Central Wales Football Association having held the posts of Disciplinary Secretary, General Secretary and President. Dewi is survived by Edwina; their three children and families: David and Ann, Ieuan, Nia and Carys; Gwyn and Clair, Dominic and Alex; Cheryl and Andy; two sisters: Morfydd and Beryl; and two sisters-in-law: Gwenda and Dilys. The funeral took place at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Kerry on Thursday 20 - th - February and was conducted by the Reverends Leonard Parry Jones and David Griffiths. The bearers were Eric Bebb, Matthew Butler, Dominic and Ieuan Evans (grandsons). Elizabeth Evans (niece) read his favourite Welsh hymn; and tributes were read by Dai Alun Jones on behalf of the CWFA, and Rev. David Griffiths, a friend of the family. Edwina and family wish to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and sympathy, donations and attendance at the funeral. They wish to say a special thank you to Florence and Eric Bebb for all their kindness and support over the years. Thanks also go to: all the staff at St. Nicholas House, Churchstoke for the care and kindness shown to both Dewi and Edwina over the past few months; Richard Parkes and the staff of Leach & Son for their support with the funeral arrangements; and Linda Turner for organising the refreshments. Donations amounting to £885 were made to Kerry Village Hall, the Wales Air Ambulance and Kerry Church.

    Published in the County Times on Fri 07 Mar 2014

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    WILLIAM ALBERT (BILL) NEWEY & BARBARA LILIAN NEWEY Of Tyn Y Maen, Llandinam. - Bill passed away peacefully at home on the 24th October 2013 aged 88 years, his dear wife Barbara passed away peacefully in Llanidloes War Memorial Hospital on the 23rd December 2013 aged 90 years. They leave their three sons, Harold, Chris and Tony, daughters in law, Lynn, Jane and Jan, their six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. There was a family Committal at Emstrey Crematorium on the 4th November 2013 for Bill and on the 7th January 2014 for Barbara, followed by Services of Remembrance both conducted by Reverend. Jenny Garrard at Llandinam Presbyterian Chapel. The organist was Llew Griffiths. For both Services the bearers were Steven Bradley, Simon Moorhouse, Wyn Newey and Edward Jones. The ushers were Sam Gwalchmai, Huw Parry, Tim and Jack Bradley. The family would like to thank friends, neighbours and relatives for their support, cards of condolences, attendance at the Services and generous donations of £1460 which were shared between Severn Hospice, Marie Curie, Graham Davies Ward Llanidloes and the Presbyterian Chapel, Llandinam. Also the family would like to thank Llanidloes Doctors, District Nurses, Staff of the Graham Davies Ward and all the carers for the wonderful care that both Bill and Barbara received. Grateful thanks to Rev. Jenny Garrad and Ian Hughes of M.Jones & Son for their expert help with the Service arrangements and Food 4 Thought for the refreshments.

    Published in the County Times on Fri 07 Mar 2014

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    Edward Humphreys - Of Llys, Llanfechain passed away peacefully on 7th March 2013 aged 84 years. A service of thanksgiving was held at St Garmon’s Church, Llanfechain on Monday 25th March preceded by committal at Emstrey Crematorium in Shrewsbury. Nancy and Gillian would like to express their sincere thanks to all family and friends for their messages of sympathy and for the generous donations received for Llanfechain School and Cancer Research which totalled over £900. Special thanks to Reverend Jane James for leading the service and to Gary Ellis from Jackson & Sons for his help and guidance with the funeral arrangements. Thanks also to Clare Ellis and Janet Owen for the refreshments. EDWARD - LLYS By Eleri Jones Hay and nuts to hand, the watchful shepherd sets off...taking time...steady. His face a broad smile. Dressed for all weathers, a familiar sight. Caring for his flock. Fergie, with linkbox behind, Edward Humphreys, Llys. Part of the country. A countryman through and through. A heart of farming. Welsh blood in his veins, Montgomeryshire farmer true. Memories live on! ‘Hedd perffaith hedd’

    Published in the County Times on Fri 28 Feb 2014

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    JENNY ELIZABETH MORGAN (NEE PHILLIPS) - Wife of the late Emrys, formerly of Brynwood Drive, Newtown passed away Thursday 23rd January at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, aged 94 years. Jenny was born at Colebatch, Bishops Castle and grew up in Clunbury and Hopton Castle with her brothers, George, Charlie, Harry, Frank and Cyril. On leaving school she worked as a conductress for Yeomans buses in Llandrindod Wells. After marrying Emrys, a police officer, she lived in Llandrindod Wells, Newbridge-on-Wye, Newtown and Shrewsbury before finally settling back in Newtown. She is survived by her brother Cyril, daughter Shirley, grandchildren Mark and Jayne and great grandchildren Harri, Steffan, Madeline, Cari and Joseph. The funeral service took place at Emstrey Crematorium on Friday, 7th February and was conducted by Miss Wendy Gardner. The bearers were Mark Howells, Nicholas Grant, John Phillips and David Phillips. Shirley and family wish to thank everyone for the kindness and sympathy shown to them in their bereavement, attendance at the funeral and kind donations received for Hopton Castle Church and Wales Air Ambulance. Thanks also to the Rhallt Nursing Home for the care and kindness shown to Jenny over the past two years, Wendy for conducting the service and Richard Parkes of Leach & Son for his guidance in making the funeral arrangements.

    Published in the County Times on Fri 21 Feb 2014

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    Margaret Swannick - The funeral has taken place of Margaret Swannick, formerly of Myddle and Oswestry, who passed away at New Fairholme, Oswestry on February 1st 2014, aged 79 years. The funeral service at St. Peter's Parish Church, Myddle was conducted by Rev A Clayton. Family mourners were Mr Murrel Morris (cousin), and Mrs S Morris, Ms Helen Morris (god-daughter) Mr P Owen and Rebecca, Mr R Haynes and Mrs G Haynes (cousin), Mr and Mrs A Swannick, Mrs N T Swannick, Mr L Swannick, Mr and Mrs K Davies (also Rep Rhianne, Paul and Gareth), Ms J Launchbury, Mrs A Davies, Mrs B Williams Rep Mr P Williams, Ms J Powell, Mrs R Jones Rep Mr T Painter and family, Mrs H Ward, Mrs S Parry Rep Mr M Parry, Mr and Mrs R Ingram Rep Ms J Wakefield, Mr B Elward and staff of High Lea House, Mr L Brown and Mrs A Brown, Melanie Corbishley Rep Paul Corbishley, Mr T Battams and Ms Jola Kissouez. Flowers were sent by Mr and Mrs Michael Morris and Mr and Mrs A Gentle. The family would like to express their thanks to all those who attended the funeral, and to Rev A Clayton for conducting the service.

    Published in the Border Counties Advertizer on Tue 04 Mar 2014

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    Rocke. - The Funeral has taken place of David Ian Rocke, who lived at Atlea, New Broughton, Wrexham and passed away at home on 22nd February, 2014, aged 50 years. He leaves mum Nancy, dad Dilwyn, partner Sonia, brother Gareth, sister Annette, sons Jon, Chris, Mike and Laurence. The Funeral Service was at Pentrebychan Crematorium on 7th March, 2014, Bearers were Jon, Chris, Mike and Laurence. THANKS. The family of the late David Ian Rocke wish to thank all relatives, friends and the Brymbo Male Voice Choir for their sympathy and support following their recent bereavement. They would also like to thank everyone for their donations amounting to £262.46 in support of Heddfan and Dynamic.

    Published in the Leader on Mon 17 Mar 2014

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    JONES. - The Funeral has taken place of Alice May Jones, who lived in Bersham Road, Wrexham and passed away at home on 27th February, 2014, aged 84 years. She leaves Merfyn (son), Denise (daughter), Robbie (son-in-law) and grandchildren Emma, Lloyd, Sian, Owain, Llyr and Paul. Alice was a most caring, generous and selfless person. A loyal friend and dedicated Chapel person. A wonderful mum, mum-in-law and nain and will be sadly missed. The Funeral Service at Jerusalem Chapel, Wrexham was conducted by Rev'd Marc Morgan. Cremation followed at Pentrebychan. Bearers were Robbie, Gareth, Paul and Alan. Mourners were many relatives, friends and neighbours too numerous to mention. Flowers were sent by family only and donations in lieu of flowers for Capel Jerusalem. THANKS. The family of the late Alice Jones, wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy at this sad time. Also, for the donations received in lieu of flowers for Capel Jerusalem.

    Published in the Leader on Mon 17 Mar 2014

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    Prince. - The Funeral has taken place of David William Prince, who lived at Ffordd Gryffydd, Llay and passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on 15th February, 2014, aged 50 years. He leaves best friend and wife Sandra. He was also loving dad of Dan and Ben, cherished son of Phyllis and Bill, brother-in-law of David and Julie, Myra, Kerry, special uncle of Nia, Tom, Christian, Rem, Phillip and Louise. The Funeral Service was at St. Martin of Tours, Llay, followed by Cremation at Pentrebychan on 27th February, 2014 and was conducted by Rev. Canon Pauline Walker and John Elwyn Thomas. Mourners were Sandra, Dan, Ben, Phyllis, Bill, Myra, Kerry, Nia, Tom, David, Julie, Phillip, Louise, Christian, Rem and many relatives, friends and neighbours too numerous to mention. THANKS. Sandra, Dan and Ben wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness shown at this sad time. Donations amounting to £520 will be shared between I. V Suite and Dr. Watson's Fund at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

    Published in the Leader on Fri 14 Mar 2014

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    Jones. - The Funeral has taken place of David Philip Jones, who lived at Meadway Close, Gwersyllt and passed away at home on 11th February, 2014, aged 57 years. He leaves wife Liz, sons Sean and Sam, brother Steve, sister Barbara and brother-in-law Chris. David was a Technical Manager at Rubery Owen Rockwell for over 30 years, semi retiring and working part-time at Tesco. The Funeral Service was at St. Martin's, Llay, followed by Burial at Holy Trinity, Gwersyllt, on 25th February, 2014 and was conducted by Rev. Canon Pauline Walker. Bearers were Steve, Chris, Ady, Paul, Peter and Barry. Mourners were too many to mention. Flowers were sent by family, Rubery Owen Rockwell, Marford & Gresford U14's Football Team. THANKS. Liz, Sean and Sam wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for sympathy and flowers received in their bereavement. Thanks also for the generous donations amounting to approx. £650 for The British Heart Foundation.

    Published in the Leader on Fri 14 Mar 2014

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    Birch. - The Funeral has taken place of Ron Birch, who lived at Heol Hyfryd, Gwersyllt and passed away at home on 7th February, 2014, aged 74 years. The Funeral Service was at Holy Trinity Church, Gwersyllt. THANKS. The family of Mr Ron Birch, would like to thank everyone for donations received amounting to £300 for Nightingale House Hospice.

    Published in the Leader on Fri 21 Feb 2014

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