BURGESS March 25 (after an aggressive illness, borne with amazing courage and without complaint). Mollie Rose Lily, aged 75 years, of Sedgefield, beloved daughter of the late Lil and Harry, devoted sister of the late Bett. A funeral service in accordance with Mollie's wishes to be held at Durham Crematorium on Friday, April 2 at 1.00 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to Franziska Willa Amenities Unit, Sedgefield Community Hospital. All enquiries to Co-operative Funeral Service, Cedar Cottage, Sedgefield Tel (01740) 621652. Dear Mollie "the last of the Burgii"
CAMARA (nee Corbett) Sheila, died March 5, in Gambia, formerly of Ferryhill. Beloved daughter of Sheila and Billy, wife of Bas, mother of Claire and Paul and grandmother of Kai. A memorial service will be held in the Methodist Church, Ferryhill, Monday, April 5 at 10.00 a.m. Friends and family welcome.
CARTER March 28 (after a long illness), formerly of Gilesgate. Mary, aged 87 years, widow of the late Verdun, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Would family and friends please meet for service at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Belmont on Tuesday, April 6 at 3.30 p.m., followed by interment in Belmont Cemetery.
CHADBOURN On March 31, peacefully in Bannatyne Lodge Nursing Home, Peterlee, aged 95 years. Gladys (nee Simpson), beloved wife of the late George, dearest mother of Audrey, Brent and Glenice, loving mother-in-law of Bill, Joan and Ron, cherished grandma and great-grandma. Will friends please meet for service in the Kingdom Hall, Peterlee on Tuesday, April 6 at 1.15 p.m., to be followed by interment in Thorpe Road Cemetery. Enquiries to Lamb's Funeral Service. Tel. (0191) 5261846.
CHAPMAN March 26 (in hospital), of North Road, Darlington. Bernice Estelle, aged 58 years, dearly beloved wife of Harry, dearly loved mam of Steven, Michelle, Julie and Dave. Funeral Thursday. Would friends kindly meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 2.45 p.m. Flowers may be sent to Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington.
CLOWES March 27, peacefully, of Peterlee Nursing Home, Westcott Road, (late of Shotton Colliery). Elsie, aged 90 years. Beloved wife of the late Alexander, dearly loved mother of Sylvia, Thomas and the late Alec and a much loved grandma and great-grandma, also a loving sister of George. Cortege leaving Kemp Road, Peterlee, Monday at 11.00 a.m. Friends please meet at St. Saviour's Church, Shotton Colliery for service at 11.15 a.m. followed by cremation at Durham.
COBBETT (nee Greenwood) Irene, of Bishop Auckland, peacefully at Tenlands Nursing Home, Ferryhill on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 in her 84th year. Widow of William Cobbett, she is survived by her children: John of South Carolina, U.S.A. and Norman and Gillian of Ontario, Canada, grandmother of four grandsons and three granddaughters and a great-grandmother to three. Funeral service at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Bishop Auckland at 10.45 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium. In lieu of flowers and if desired, donations may be made to St. Mary's Church.
COLLEY March 27 (peacefully at home), of Bluebell Meadows, Newton Aycliffe. Judy, aged 61 years, much loved wife of Bob, loving daughter of Winnie, much loved mam to Paul and the late Sharon, dearly loved sister to Veronica, devoted mother-in-law to Helen, also a treasured nanny to Christopher and Michelle. Funeral Friday, April 2. Would friends please meet 9.15 a.m. for service at St. Clare's Church, Newton Aycliffe, followed by cremation at Darlington.
COLTMAN March 30 (peacefully, in hospital). Betty, aged 82 years, dearly loved mother of Ann, Ken, Raymond, Trevor and Rhona and the late Derek, much loved nanna and great-gran. Service to be held at St. Oswald's Church on Tuesday, April 6, at 10.15 a.m. followed by Cremation at Darlington
COPELAND March 28 (peacefully in hospital), formerly of Newton Aycliffe. Alan, aged 63 years, dearly loved husband of Pauline, loving dad of Neil and Cheryl, dear father-in-law of Annette and Darren, devoted grandad of Rebecca, Lauren, Martin and Sean, a dear brother-in-law of Paul and Linda. Would friends please meet for service and cremation at Darlington Crematorium on Thursday, April 1 at 3.15 p.m.
COTTON March 20 (in hospital), of Fernwood Close, Brompton. Mary, aged 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Frank, much loved aunt of Brenda, Ted, Jean, Bill and great-aunt of Julian, John, Caroline and a very devoted friend of Hilary and Jack. Will be sadly missed by the whole family. Will friends please meet at Brompton Methodist Church at 12.30 p.m. on Monday, April 5, for service followed by private cremation at Darlington Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations if desired for Ward 14, Friarage Hospital (plate in church).
CUMMINGS March 27, peacefully at James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough. Ivy (nee Burns), aged 75 years, formerly of Stainburn, Cumbria. Beloved wife to George, a dearly loved mam and grandma. Service Friday, April 2, 10.30 a.m. at Sowerby Methodist Church, Thirsk, followed by cremation at Darlington. Donations in lieu of flowers to Martin House Children's Hospice (Tel. (01937) 845045). Would friends please meet at the church.
DAWSON March 28 (peacefully), of Wesley Court, Darlington (formerly of Marske, Swaledale). Kathleen Elizabeth, nee Hunt, aged 79 years, beloved wife of the late James, dearly loved mother of Sandra, loving grandma of Andrew, Martyn and Jacqui, much loved great-grandma of Mark, Elizabeth and Joseph and a dear sister of Gordon. Funeral Friday. Would friends kindly meet for service in St. Laurence's Church, Middleton St. George at 3.00 p.m., followed by interment in Low Middleton Churchyard. Flowers may be sent to Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington.
DEWAR Elsie (nee Slack) On March 28, 2004, aged 78 years, at Hull Royal Infirmary (formerly of Willington and Newton Aycliffe), wife of the late Bill, cherished mother of Kent, loving gran of Helen.
DOOLAN March 27, of Ullswater Road, Chester-le-Street. Joseph Francis, aged 93 years, beloved husband of the late Eileen, loving father of Eileen and Moira, father-in-law of Jim and a dear grandad of Vicki, Emma, Amy, Aidan and Katy and great-grandad of Matthew. Friends please meet for service and cremation at Birtley Crematorium on Saturday, April 3 at 11.00 a.m. R.I.P.
DUMVILLE James Wilfred, aged 93 years, on March 30, in Scarborough Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Eva and father of Anthony. Funeral service at Woodlands Crematorium Chapel on Wednesday, April 7 at 1.20 p.m., followed by interment in Woodlands Cemetery. Enquiries to B. Bernard and Sons. Tel. (01723) 501001.
EDWARDS March 31 (peacefully in hospital), of Westfield Terrace, Bishop Middleham. Cecilia Ann, aged 70 years, much loved mam of Glynis, Bev, Peter and Jamie, desperately missed by granddaughters Katie, Hayley, Charlotte and Kezi, Harriet and Beth, also a loving sister to Keith and Albert. Service and committal at Durham Crematorium Chapel on Wednesday at 3.30 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Haematology Unit of North Tees Hospital.
EMMERSON On March 29, in hospital, of Esh Winning. Joan, aged 67 years, beloved daughter of the late James, much loved daughter of Kathleen and dearest sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Friends please meet Our Lady Queen of Martyrs R.C. Church on Tuesday, April 6 at 11.30 a.m. for Requiem Mass, followed by cremation at Durham. Donations in lieu of flowers for 'Guide Dogs for the Blind' may be left on the plate provided at the church. On whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy. R.I.P.
FALL Hilda Peacefully on March 28, in Hazel Grove Court Nursing Home, Saltburn, aged 82 years, (formerly of Great Broughton). Beloved wife of the late Jack, dearly loved mother of Alan and David, a dear mother-in-law of Brenda and Sallie and loving grandma of Sara, Suzanne, Niomi and Adam. Funeral to be held on Friday April 2, in St. Augustine's Church, Kirkby at 10.45 a.m. prior to cremation at Teesside Cremator ium. Friends please meet at church. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to, Alzheimers Society, Gordon House, 10 Greencoat Place, London. SW1P 1PH.
FEATHERSTONE March 29, peacefully in South Church Nursing Home, Bishop Auckland, formerly of Clifford Avenue. Eileen (Betty), aged 83 years, beloved wife of the late Jack, also a dear aunt and good friend to many. By her own request all are invited to a service of thanksgiving and celebration of Betty's life in Bishop Auckland Methodist Church at 11.30 a.m. on Monday, April 5. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu may, if desired, be given for church funds.
FORD January 12 (suddenly). James Edward, aged 53 years, of Sunbury, Middlesex, (formerly of Trimdon Grange). Deeply missed by Jennie, Gloria, Maria and Stephen.
FRAME March 26, peacefully in Darlington Manor. Elizabeth (Bessie), aged 88 years, beloved wife of the late James, loving mother of Kevin and the late Derek, also dear mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral Thursday, April 1. Would friends please meet 1.00 p.m. for Requiem Mass at Holy Family R.C. Church, Cockerton, Darlington, followed by cremation.
FRANCE March 28 (at Rydal Nursing Home), of Greenmount Road, Darlington. Ernest, aged 89 years, dearly loved husband of Mary and the late Edna, loving father of the late Madeline. Funeral Monday. Would friends kindly meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 3.45 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations may be sent to Rydal Residential Fund, c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JR.
FREW March 28, peacefully in hospital, of Lancaster Hill, Peterlee. James Blair, aged 79 years, beloved husband of Mary, dearly loved father of James and Robert, a dear father-in-law, devoted grandad and great-grandad. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Friday at 2.30 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, to Cancer Research, plate provided at the crematorium.
GARBUTT Bessie (nee Copeman) Suddenly, but peacefully, in hospital, on March 25. Bessie, aged 92 years, of Easington, late of Street House Farm, Loftus. Beloved wife of the late William, loving mother of Betty and a dear grandma of George and Leanne. Funeral service to take place on Monday, April 5 in All Saints' Church, Easington at 12.30 p.m., prior to interment in churchyard. Friends please meet at church. Donations if so desired, to R.N.L.I. Enquiries to Harry Thompson Funeral Service. Tel: (01287) 643375.
GARR March 25 (suddenly, in hospital). Jenny (nee Robinson), aged 64 years, of Frank Street, Gilesgate Moor, a devoted wife of John, much loved and loving mam of Karen, Debra, John, Philip and the late Paul and sadly missed mother-in-law, nana and great-nana, also cherished sister of Jim, Frank and Ann. Funeral to take place on Thursday. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium at 2.30 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers to Cancer Research. Plate provided at the Crematorium.
GELL March 25 (in hospital), of Carmel Road North, Darlington. Edith, in her 91st year, dearly loved mum of Anne, a loving gransie to Philip and dear sister to Don, Audrey and Alwyn. Funeral Thursday. Would friends kindly meet for service in Harrowgate Hill Methodist Church, Lowson Street at 12.30 p.m. No flowers please. Donations may be sent for Harrowgate Hill Methodist Church Building Fund.
GILLING Stephen On March 29, after a long illness patiently borne, of 9 Bevan Crescent, Wheatley Hill. Stephen, aged 51 years, dearly beloved father of David and Jamie, a loving son of Molly and the late Frank, a dear brother of Brian, Kevin, Anne, Patricia and Marie. Interment Wheatley Hill Cemetery on Monday. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for Requiem Mass at Our Lady Queen R.C. Church, Wheatley Hill at 10.00 a.m. On whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy. R.I.P.
GILLINGHAM April 1, suddenly at 4 Park Lane, Middleham. Charlotte Laura, aged 24 years, beloved daughter of Shelagh, stepdaughter of Alan, dearly loved sister of Annette and a very dear granddaughter and aunt. Funeral service at St. Mary and St. Alkelda's Church, Middleham on Wednesday, April 7 at 1.00 p.m., followed by private family committal. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to be shared between Church Funds and the Eating Disorder Association (plate in church). Friends please meet at the church.
GRAHAM March 31, formerly of Hambleton Drive, Thirsk. Elizabeth Veronica (nee Stephenson), aged 89 years, beloved wife of the late John, dear sister of Mary and the late Lilian and dearly loved aunt. Requiem Mass will be held at All Saints' Church, Thirsk on Wednesday, April 7 at 11.00 a.m., followed by interment at Thirsk Cemetery. No flowers please. Donations in memory may be made to All Saints' Church.
GRAINGER Stuart John Peacefully at home, on March 28. Stuart, of Saltburn, dearly loved husband of Marian, much loved dad of Susan, Mark and Anna, dear father-in-law of Catherine and dearest brother of Philip. Cortege to leave residence on Monday, April 5 for a 2.30 p.m. service in Emmanuel Church, Saltburn, prior to cremation at Teesside Crematorium. Friends please meet at church. Family flowers only by request. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to Cancer Research U.K.
GREEN Isabella (Belle), in her 90th year, late of The Poplars, Thornaby, previously of Camelon Street, Thornaby, daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes. Funeral service to be held on Friday, April 2 at St. Bede's Chapel, Teesside Crematorium at 3.00 p.m. Friends please meet at the crematorium chapel. Strictly no flowers, by request.
GRIEVES March 28, peacefully, of Trimdon Colliery. Lily (nee Robinson), aged 91 years, beloved wife of the late George, dearest mam of Edward and the late Eleanor and George, loving mother-in-law of Petra and Phil, cherished nana of Mark, Edward, Jemma and Nichola and great-nana of Chloe and Rebecca, also much loved sister of Molly and Tom. Will friends please meet for service in St. Paul's Church on Monday, April 5 at 10.40 a.m., to be followed by cremation at Durham Crema-torium. Family flowers only by request. Donations in lieu for Church Funds. Enquiries to Lamb's Funeral Service. Tel. (0191) 5261846.
HANCOCK Ken (Stiffy) March 27 (suddenly, in hospital), of 11 Whinfield Avenue, Shotton. Ken, aged 65 years. Dearly beloved husband of Elizabeth, a loving father of Alethea and Elizabeth, a dear father-in-law of Lee, a loving brother and also a devoted grandfather and great-grandfather. Cremation Durham Crematorium on Thursday. Will friends please accept this intimation and meet for service at St. Saviour's Church, Shotton at 10.45 a.m. Sadly missed by all his loving family.
HART March 30 (peacefully), in Maple Lodge, Scotton. Norah, aged 90 years, of Northallerton. Dearly loved mother of Kathleen and much loved grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral service to be held at All Saints' Church, Northallerton on Tuesday April 6, at 1.15 p.m. followed by cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to, All Saints' Church.