BELL April 29 (peacefully in hospital), of Raby Terrace, Chilton. George Robert, aged 87 years, much loved husband of Olive, loving dad of Allan and Andrea, dear stepdad of Gary, Lynn and Tony, also a devoted father-in-law, grandad, great-grandad, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral Thursday, May 6. Would friends please meet 12.15 p.m. for service at St. Aidan's Church, Chilton, followed by cremation at Durham.
BELL Died May 2, peacefully in hospital. Brian, aged 70 years, of Snape, beloved husband of Dorothy, loving father and father-in-law of Janet, Steve, Ann and Mike, also a loving grandad of Mark and Claire. Funeral service to be held at St. Michael's Church, Well on Tuesday, May 11 at 1.00 p.m., followed by cremation. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, for Yorkshire Cancer Research.
BEVAN May 1, in hospital, of Headlam Road, Darlington. David, aged 64 years, beloved husband of Margaret and a loving stepdad and grandpa. Funeral Wednesday May 12. Friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 3.15 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be sent for The Royal Marines Welfare Fund, c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., 59a Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JR.
BIRLESON April 28, at Wilton House, Darlington. Eric Philip, aged 86 years, dearly loved husband of Marjory, much loved father of Peter, David and daughters-in-law Geraldine and Pam, loving grandpa of John, Emma, Joanna, Simon and Michael. Funeral Friday. Would friends kindly meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 11.45 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations may be sent for Durham Benevolence Ltd., c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., 59a Bondgate, Darlington. DL3 7JR.
BLEWITT May 5, after a long illness, of Newton Aycliffe. David, aged 60 years, beloved husband of Lynda, loving dad of Diane, a much loved father-in-law of Simon, grandad of Daniel, Georgia and Arial, brother of Carol and Laul and also a treasured friend. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, May 12 10.00 a.m. at St. Clare's Church, prior to cremation at Durham Crematorium. Floral tributes may be sent to John Meynell Funeral Service, Stephenson Way, Newton Aycliffe.
BLEWITT May 5, after a long illness, of Newton Aycliffe. David, aged 60 years, beloved husband of Lynda, loving dad of Diane, a much loved father-in-law of Simon, grandad of Daniel, Georgia and Arial, brother of Carol and Laul and also a treasured friend. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, May 12 10.00 a.m. at St. Clare's Church, prior to cremation at Darlington Crematorium. Floral tributes may be sent to John Meynell Funeral Service, Stephenson Way, Newton Aycliffe. Please note change of Crematorium.
BOORE May 4 (suddenly), of Reading Street, West Cornforth. Ruth, aged 76 years, beloved wife of the late Albert, much loved mam of Lesley, precious gran of Sean and also a dear sister, aunt and friend to many. Service to be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, West Cornforth on Wednesday at 9.45 a.m., followed by cremation at Durham.
BORDER May 6, peacefully in hospital surrounded by his family, of Seaham. Norman, aged 70 years, beloved son of the late Joseph and Violet, loving brother of the late Joseph William, dearest uncle of David, Ann, Susan, Gordon and Stephen, also much loved great-uncle and very dear friend of Carole. Will friends please meet for service in Holy Trinity Church, Murton on Wednesday, May 12 at 2.00 p.m., to be followed by cremation at Durham Crema-torium. Enquiries to Lamb's Funeral Service. Tel. (0191) 5261846. Norman will be sadly missed by many.
BROWN Peter Died May 4, 2004 in St. Johns Hospice, Bebington, Wirral. Beloved husband of the late Mary, much loved father of Simon and daughter-in-law Julia and dear grandad to Kristi, Katy, James, Bryony, Alex and Callum, special friend of Marcia. Funeral service at St. Mary's Church, Upton, Wirral on Monday, May 10, at 12.30 p.m. followed by private cremation. Family flowers only. Donations to, St. John's Hospice and MacMillan Nurses through, Charles Stephens Funeral Directors, 215 Bebington Road, Rock Ferry, Wirral. Tel: (0151) 6454396.
BUMBY May 3. Kathleen, of Welbury, after a short illness, aged 65 years, dearly loved wife of Peter, dearly loved sister of Malcolm, Henry, John and the late Raymond, Ken and Albert, also a dearly loved sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, stepmum and step-grandmother. Funeral service at St. Leonard's Church, Welbury at 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, followed by cremation at Darlington. Family flowers only please.
CARR May 7, of 21 Ridgeside, North Close, Spennymoor. Ella, aged 84 years dearly beloved wife of Jim, loving mother of Ian and Geoffrey, a dear mother-in-law and a much loved grandma and great-grandma. Would friends please meet in St. John's Church, Kirk Merrington on Thursday for a service at 11.15 a.m., followed by committal at Durham Crematorium.
COATES May 4 (suddenly), of Osprey Close, Esh Winning, (formerly of Spennymoor). Percy, aged 71 years. Dearly loved husband of Rose, loving father of Malcolm, Gillian, Jeffrey and Peter, father-in-law of Jacqueline, Jeffrey, Alison and Lesley, a loving grandfather and great-grandfather to all the family. Friends please meet for service in Esh Winning Baptist Church on Monday, May 10, at 2.30 p.m. prior to interment in Parkwood Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to, The British Heart Foundation c/o, Unit 3, Trinity Square, Gateshead. NE8 1AW.
COOPER May 3 (peacefully in hospital), of Tenlands Care Home, Ferryhill, formerly of Aged Miners Home, Kelloe. Wilfred (Wilf), aged 96 years, much loved husband of the late Mary Elizabeth, dear dad of Glynne and Mavis, father-in-law of Noreen and Ian, devoted grandad of Victoria, Graeme and Phillip and great-grandad of Owen. Would friends please meet for service in St. Paul's Methodist Church, Kelloe at 1.00 p.m. on Friday, followed by interment in Kelloe Cemetery.
COXON May 5 (suddenly), of Bishop Auckland. Vanessa (nee Harbottle), aged 30 years. A much loved wife of Chris, a dearly loved mam of Dax and Callum, a dear daughter of Alan and June, a dearest sister of Darren, a dear daughter-in-law of Lily and George, also a dearest sister-in-law of Graham and Jody. Funeral, Wednesday May 12. Would friends please meet at 12.30 p.m. for service in Woodhouse Close Church followed by interment in Shildon Cemetery.
CRAGGS May 3, suddenly, of Middleton-One-Row (formerly of Neasham). John, aged 62 years, dearly loved husband of Christine, much loved dad of Julie and Andrew, loving grandad of Shane, Lewis and Ryan and a dear brother of Ethel, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral Wednesday. Friends please meet for service in St. Laurence's Church, Middleton St. George at 12.00 noon followed by cremation. Floral tributes may be sent c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington.
CRAPPER May 2, of Norwich Gardens, Willington. Winnie, aged 64 years, beloved wife of the late Joe, loving mother of Tony, Peter and Michelle, dear mother-in-law of Ian and Philomena, dearly loved sister of Linda and a devoted grandma of Joshua and Adam. Cortege leaving her daughter's residence 10.00 a.m. for service at Durham Crematorium on Mon-day, May 10 at 10.30 a.m. Family and friends welcome afterwards for refreshments at her daughter's residence.
CRAVEN May 1, at home in Oakenshaw. Derek Craven M.B.E., aged 72 years. Remembered with love and pride by his wife Margaret and family. Funeral service and cremation for family and close friends to take place at Durham Crematorium on Friday, May 7, at 10.00 a.m. and afterwards at Bowburn Hall Hotel. A service of thanksgiving will be held at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu may, if desired, be given for The British Heart Foundation, to be collected at the service.
CROFT May 4 (in hospital), of Greystones, West Witton. Harland Peter, aged 76 years. Beloved husband of Ursula, dearly loved father of Valerie, Ian and Brian and a very dear father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service at St. Bartholomew's Church, West Witton, on Tuesday, May 11 at 12.00 noon, followed by private cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to be shared between Church Funds and Aysgarth Medical Practice (plate in church). Friends please meet at the church.
CROOKS May 2 (peacefully, in hospital), of Willow Road, Middlestone Moor. Robert (Bob), aged 62 years. Deeply loved husband, soul mate and best friend of Frances, dearly loved dad of Fiona and husband Andrew, proud and adoring grandad and best friend of Amy and Daniel and a loving brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Would friends please meet in St. Paul's Church, Spennymoor Monday for a service at 10.45 a.m. followed by private cremation, family only.
CUTTY Margaret, aged 87 years, peacefully, in Harrogate Hospital. Will be sadly missed by all the family. Formerly of Wheatley Hill and Sedgefield. Service to be held at Stonefall Crematorium, Harrogate on Friday, May 7 at 1.00 p.m.
DALBY May 1, of Newton Aycliffe, formerly of Auckland Park and Shildon. Ida Mary, aged 91 years, dearly loved daughter of the late Fred and Annie Dalby, also a dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt and great-aunt. Will friends please meet for service in St. Andrew's Church, Bishop Auckland at 10.45 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, followed by cremation at Darlington. All flowers and enquiries c/o Gibson's Funeral Services, Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland. Tel. (01388) 603665.
DAVIDSON (neé Busby) On April 30, in hospital. Marjorie, of Cullercoats, North Shields, beloved wife of Norman. Funeral service to be held at Whitley Bay Crematorium on Monday, May 10 at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only but donations for Age Concern (North Tyneside) may be sent c/o R. J. Ryland Funeral Services, 1 Farringdon Road, Culler-coats, North Shields, NE30 3ER.
DIXON May 4 (peacefully, at home), of Darlington (formerly of Cornforth). Doris (nee Hutchinson). Beloved wife of the late Jim, loving mam of Carole, Ronald and Alan, also much loved mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Funeral Monday, May 10. Would friends please meet 3.45 p.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium. No flowers please. Donations in lieu to Cancer Research.
DOUGLAS May 3, formerly of The Garth, Ferryhill. Ivy (nee Routledge), aged 92 years, beloved wife of the late William (Billy), wonderful mother of Ray, Julia, Flora and Frank, a dear mother-in-law of Joy, Michael and Peter, also a loving grandmother and great-grandmother. Would friends please meet for service in St. Luke's Church at 9.45 a.m. on Tuesday, followed by cremation at Durham. Our love will always surround you Mam
FENWICK (nee Donohue) May 4, in Brisbane, Australia, originally of Bishop Auckland and Newfield. Letty, aged 75 years, beloved wife of Ray, mother to David, Raymond and Stewart and a much loved grandmother. Will be missed by her loving brothers and sisters Wilf, Joe, Lily, Sylvia, Maureen and families. Any further info - Tel: (01740) 653992.
FLEETHAM May 6, of Springfield Nursing Home, Darlington. Marjorie, aged 79 years, beloved wife of Brian, dearly loved mother of Michael, mother-in-law of Lucy and loving grandma of Ella and Arthur. Funeral Thursday. Friends please meet for service in The Church of St. James the Great at 10.15 a.m., followed by cremation. No flowers please. Donations may be sent for R.N.I.B., c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., 59a Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JR.