ELLIOTT On December 19, suddenly, at Howden Gardens, Wingate. Adam, aged 71 years, beloved husband of the late Kathleen, dearly loved father of Ronald and the late Keith and Stephen, dearest father-in-law and a much loved grandfather, also brother of Elizabeth. Cortege leaving Vicarage Estate Tuesday, December 30 at 12.30 p.m. Friends please meet at Holy Trinity Church, Wingate for service at 12.45 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham.
ELTRINGHAM December 23, of 50 Ritson Avenue, Bearpark. Barbara, aged 91 years, beloved wife of the late Frederick and a much loved mother, mother-in-law, nana and great-nana. Friends please meet for service in St. Edmund's Church on Monday, December 29 at 12.00 noon, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu may be given after the service for church funds.
FAWCETT December 20 (peacefully at home), of Albert Hill, Bishop Auckland. Peter Lunson, aged 56 years, dearly loved husband of Lois, devoted dad of Helen and Victoria, loving brother of Julie and brother-in-law George, dear uncle of Christopher, Julie and Thomas, Jonathan and Andrea, nephew of Dorothy and Bill, also a special friend of Alastair, Elaine, Jonathan, Peter and Margaret. Would friends please meet for service in St. Anne's Church, Bishop Auckland on Monday, December 29 at 10.00 a.m., followed by private cremation. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to the MARA Unit Fund c/o Peter's family.
GAULD December 21 (peacefully in hospital), of Coxwold Drive, Darlington. Jane, aged 84 years, beloved wife of the late John George, a dear mother of George and the late Sheila, also a much loved mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral Friday, January 2, 2004. Will friends please meet for service and cremation 11.45 a.m. at Darlington Crematorium.
GILLESPIE December 13 (suddenly, while on holiday), of Brandon. Mary, aged 67 years, a much loved mam, dearly loved nana and sister. Friends please meet for service in St. Patrick's R.C. Church, Langley Moor on Friday, January 2 at 10.00 a.m., followed by interment at South Road Cemetery. On whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy. R.I.P
GREGG December 23 (peacefully at home), Station Terrace, Middleton-St-George. Maurice, aged 64 years, dearly loved husband of Janet, much loved dad of Karl and Ellen, dearest grandad of Jack, Jacob and Millie. Funeral Tuesday, December 30. Friends please meet for service in St. Lawrence's Church at 2.15 p.m., followed by cremation at Darlington Crematorium.
HALL December 21 (suddenly), of 3 Bamburgh Parade, Spennymoor. Joseph William (Joe), aged 82 years, a dearly loved husband of Mary, loving dad of Joe, David and Sandra, a dear father-in-law and much loved granda. Would friends please meet in St. Paul's Church, Tuesday, December 30 for a service at 10.30 a.m., followed by interment in York Hill Cemetery. Always loved
HARLEY December 19, of West Cornforth. Vera, aged 76 years, beloved wife of the late Robert, devoted mam of Robert and Dorothy, a dear mother-in-law, also a much loved and loving nanna and great-nanna. Will friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium on Wednesday, December 24 at 9.30 a.m.
HAWLEY Newton Hall December 20 (suddenly). Irene (nee Bones), aged 82 years, devoted mam of Joan, mother-in-law of Frank and nana to Stuart and Shirley, also a loved gran. A wonderful lady who will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Tues-day, December 30 at 10.00 a.m.
HEATH December 19, of Yhoden Dene Nursing Home, Blackhall, late of Dur-ham. Cyril, aged 89 years (former Newsagent in Claypath). Dearly loved husband of the late Rebecca and loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Wednes-day, December 24 at 1.30 p.m.
HEPPLEWHITE Eva On December 23, of Westcott Nursing Home, Peterlee. Eva, aged 99 years, dearly beloved wife of the late Arthur and also a loving aunt. Interment Shotton Churchyard on Tuesday. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for service at St. Saviour's Church, Shotton at 10.30 a.m.
HESP December 20, of 1 Lydgate Lane, Wolsingham. William (Bill), aged 77 years, son of the late Emily and John, a dearly loved brother and a dear friend and companion of Muriel. Cortege leaving residence at 12.25 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30 for service at Durham Crematorium at 1.00 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Cancer Research. Bus provided, leaving from residence.
HODGSON December 17, of Thurlow Grange, Sedgefield. Gladys, aged 80 years, beloved mother of Joyce and Raymond, treasured mother-in-law of John and Ann, a dearly loved nana and great-nana and a dear sister. Would friends please meet for service in St Edmund's Church on Monday at 1.00 p.m., followed by interment at Sedgefield Cemetery.
HODGSON December 23, in St. Margaret's Nursing Home, Durham (formerly of Meadowfield). Elizabeth (Betty), aged 83 years, beloved wife of the late Arthur, loving mother of Joyce and Gordon and a dear mother-in-law and nana. Cortege to leave son's residence 4 Mill Road, Langley Moor for service at Durham Crematorium on Friday, January 2 at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu may be given after the service for Cancer Research UK.
HOLMES December 21 (suddenly), of Stooperdale Avenue, Darlington. Keith, aged 52 years, dearly loved dad of Kathryn and Adam, loving partner of Marcella. Sadly missed by all. Funeral Tuesday, December 30. Would friends kindly meet for service in St. Mary's Church, Cockerton at 11.00 a.m., followed by interment at West Cemetery. Flowers may be sent to Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington.
HOLMES Joan Suddenly on December 21 and of Doncaster, formerly of Bearpark, aged 67 years. The dearly loved wife of John Holmes, dear mother of Rosalyn, Gillian, Stewart and Nigel, also a much loved grandma. Funeral service and cremation to take place on Friday, January 2, 2004 at Rose Hill Crematorium, Doncaster at 2.00 p.m. Enquiries to W.E. Pinder and Son, Bawtry. Tel. 01302 710285.
HOLMES Keith December 21, suddenly, of Stooperdale Avenue, dearly loved brother of Peggy, Sylvia, Leslie, Angela, Val and much loved by all the family.
HOPE John George December 20, peacefully in Norton Court Nursing Home. George, aged 94 years, formerly of Chestnut Road, Sedgefield. Devoted husband of the late Jessie, dearly loved dad of Maurice and Dick, father-in-law of Margaret and Maureen, also a loving grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service to take place in St Edmund's Church, Sedgefield on Tuesday, December 30 at 1.30 p.m., prior to cremation at Durham Crematorium. Friends please meet at church. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to the British Heart Found-ation, c/o Mr. N. Dibble, 23 Oaklea Close, Stockton, TS20 1HN.
HOWARD December 24 (peacefully) at Acorn Grange, West Cornforth. James Henry, aged 90 years, beloved brother of Mary and Kenneth and the late Cecil, Blanche and Ronald, loving brother-in-law of Audrey and also a dear uncle of Bruce, Gareth and Craig. Service and committal at Durham Crematorium Chapel on Monday, January 5 at 1.00 p.m.
HUDSON December 20 (peacefully after an illness bravely fought with dignity), of Hawthorn Terrace, West Cornforth. Brian, aged 44 years, devoted and precious partner of Patricia, darling and precious dad of Kate, Michael and Lucy, loving son of Norman and Margaret, dearest brother of Barry, a special brother-in-law, uncle and cousin and also a dear friend to many. Service to be held in Holy Trinity Church, West Cornforth on Tuesday, December 30 at 10.30 a.m., followed by interment in West Cornforth Churchyard. Friends and family are invited afterwards for refreshments in The Square and Compass. Will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Rest In Peace
HUTCHINSON On December 23, peacefully in hospital. Sidney (Sid), aged 82 years, of Field House Farm, Greatham. Beloved husband of Monica (nee Campbell), devoted father of Audrey Denise and Geoffrey Sidney, a dear father-in-law of Norman and Janice, also a much loved grandad of Beverley, Andrew, Jade, Bethan and Ryan. Cortege to leave the residence Wednesday, December 31 for service at St. John the Baptist Church, Greatham 1.00 p.m., prior to interment at Greatham Cemetery. He did not know that death was near, he said goodbye to none He left this world without a fear, his duty was well done. But however long our lives may last, whatever lands we view Whatever joy or grief be ours, we will always think of you.
JACKSON December 22, peacefully in Pontefract General Infirmary. Eva, aged 94 years, a loving wife of the late Alfred H. Jackson, of West Auckland, dear mother of Allen, Maureen and Kenneth. Funeral service and cremation will be held at Pontefract Crematorium on Friday, January 2 at 11.30 a.m.
JENKINSON December 23, at 313 Geneva Road, Darlington. Maureen Ann, aged 57 years, dearly loved wife of Ambrose, dear mother of Darran, Mandy and Peter and a loving nana. Funeral Tuesday, December 30. Friends please meet for service in St. John's Church at 1.15 p.m., followed by interment West Cemetery.
JERLIN Rolf Robert December 17, of 17 Eastdene Way, Peterlee. Dearly beloved husband of Tyra. Cremation Durham Crematorium on Wednesday, December 31. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for service in St Cuthbert's Church, Peterlee at 1.00 p.m.
JOHNSON December 18 (at home), of Nordale Cottage, Hawes. Isabella (Bell), aged 83 years, dearly loved mother of Pat and Maureen, mother-in-law of Ron and John, loving gran of Paula and Dean. Will friends please accept this intimation and meet for funeral service at Gayle Chapel on Tuesday, December 23 at 1.00 p.m., followed by interment at Hawes Cemetery. Family flowers only please or donations to Gayle Chapel.
JOHNSON December 20 (peacefully, in hospital), late of Park View, Sedgefield. Audrey Alice, aged 95 years. Funeral Tuesday. Would friends please meet at 12.00 noon for service in St. Edmund's Church, Sedgefield, followed by interment in Sedgefield Cemetery. Floral tributes may be sent to Sedgefield Co-operative Funeral Service from 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday.
KEERS On December 21, peacefully in hospital after a short illness, aged 76 years. George Samuel Keers, of Ripon, beloved husband of Pat, much loved father of Margaret and Ian, father-in-law of Sue and the late John and loving grandfather of Barbara, Sharon, Steven and Sophie. Service and committal at Ripon Cathedral on Friday, January 2 at 1.30 p.m., followed by private cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given to the Royal British Legion Lister House, Ripon. A plate will be provided at the service.
KERR Allan Marshall, C.Eng. F.I.M.A.R.E., died on December 16, aged 69 years, in hospital. Beloved husband of Judy (formerly Crosthwaite) and previously of Joan who died in 1988, father of Allan and David and step-father to Philippa, Belinda and Adam and gramps to his grand-children. Formerly of Greenock, Linlithgow and Middlesbrough, having been involved in shipping all his adult life and especially the towage industry, which he was proud to serve in various capacities. Funeral service on December 29 at 1.15 p.m. at All Saints' Church, Rudby, followed by private family cremation at Teesside Crematorium. No flowers by request and no donations.
KIRKPATRICK George December 14, 2003, suddenly and without pain, at home, darkness came upon George, aged 53 years, previously of Moorside Crescent, Co. Durham and latterly residing in Musselburgh. Dearly beloved son of Caroline and the late George and loving brother of Thomas. He is now at peace with himself and the world. A funeral service will be held at Seafield Crematorium on Wednesday, January 7 at 12.00 noon to which all family and friends are welcome.
LAVERICK On December 22, suddenly, of Easington Colliery. Matthew, aged 77 years, dearly loved husband of Christina, a loving dad of Christine and Pauline and a dear father-in-law and grandad. Cremation Durham Crematorium on Monday, December 29. Cortege leaving residence 11.55 a.m. for service in the Church of the Ascension 12.10 p.m. Friends please meet at church. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to Cancer Research, c/o Mrs. Pauline Emmerson.
LEE December 16, at Haughton Village Nursing Home, Darlington. Leslie, aged 91 years. Funeral Friday, January 2. Will friends please meet for service and cremation 1.15 p.m. at Darlington Crematorium. Floral tributes, if so desired, to Co-operative Chapels of Rest, Memorial House, 50 St. Cuthbert's Way, Darlington. Tel. (01325) 463203.
LONGSTAFF December 20, of Spennymoor. George William, aged 76 years, beloved husband of the late Betty, dearly loved dad of Neil, loving father-in-law and a much loved granda. Would friends please meet at Durham Crematorium Wednesday, December 24 for a service and committal at 9.00 a.m.
MacLEENAN December 19 (suddenly), of Greenbank Court, Darlington. Vera, dearly loved wife of Mac, loving mam of William, mother-in-law of Suzie and devoted nannie of Charlotte, Cory and Katy. Funeral Tuesday, December 30. Will friends please meet for service and cremation 11.45 a.m. at Darlington Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to Darlington Special Care Baby Unit, Memorial Hospital, Holyhurst Road, Darlington.
MADDISON December 20 (peacefully), of West Cornforth. Elizabeth (Betty), aged 78 years, dearly loved mother of Shirley, Michael, Bet, John and George, a dear mother-in-law and a much loved grandma. Would friends please meet in Holy Trinity Church, West Cornforth Monday, December 29 for a service at 11.15 a.m., followed by interment in York Hill Cemetery.
MARR On December 18, peacefully, late of Ashbrooke Estate, Shotton Colliery. Elsie (nee Devine), aged 83 years, a dearly beloved wife of the late George Francis and a much loved mam of Dyllis, George and Theresa, dear mam-in-law of George and Dorothy, also a dearest gran of Shirley, Stephen, Kevin and Laura, great-gran of Christopher, Ryan and Liam. Friends please meet on Wednesday at 9.40 a.m. for Requiem Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church, Shotton Colliery, cremation to follow at 11.00 a.m. at Durham Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to H.C.P.T. Lourdes, c/o Theresa. Enquiries to Ivan Cochrane Funeral Director. Tel. (0191) 5862136.