PLACE November 14, in hospital, with his family around him, after a short illness. Arthur, aged 92 years, beloved husband of Doris, dearest father of Lilian and a much respected father-in-law to Keith, also a dear uncle and friend to many who will be sadly missed by all. Cortege to leave his daughter's residence on Thursday, November 18 at 2.00 p.m. Will friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium at 2.30 p.m. Immediate family flowers only. Donations may be given for Church Funds at the crematorium, if so desired. Rest in Peace
PUNSHON Peacefully on November 15, of Laburnum Court, Sacriston. Mary Hannah, aged 89 years. Beloved wife of the late William and a dearly loved mother, gran and great-gran. Friends please meet for Requiem Mass at St. Bede's R.C. Church, Sacriston on Saturday, November 20, at 10.00 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to, Cancer Research Fund, 6 Lampton Road, Jesmond. NE2 4RX. On whose Soul sweet Jesus have Mercy. R.I.P.
PYLE On November 12 (suddenly at home), of Morley Crescent, Kelloe. Les, aged 69 years, beloved husband of Kathy, a much loved dad of Lynn and David and father-in-law of Tom and Louise, a dearly loved granda of James, Hannah, Joseph, Joshua and Amy and a loving brother and uncle. Friends please meet for service in St. Helen's Church, Kelloe on Thursday, November 18 at 10.10 a.m., prior to cremation at Durham.
ROBINSON November 15, peacefully in hospital, of Auckland Oval, Darlington. Matt, much loved husband to Joan, loving dad to David and Margaret, dearly loved father-in-law to Pat, devoted grandad to Mark, Marissa and Sabrina, also a loving brother and uncle. Funeral Friday, November 19. Would friends please meet 9.45 a.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium. All are welcome afterwards for refreshments at Cockerton Club.
ROSS November 11 (peacefully at home), of Whitehead Walk, Newton Aycliffe. John Lloyd, aged 58 years, beloved husband of Isabel, devoted father of Nicola and Leanne, father-in-law of Davey, very dear grandad of Josh, Teegan, Aaron and Ella, also a dear brother and brother-in-law. Will friends meet, in casual dress please, for service in Neville Parade Methodist Church, Newton Aycliffe on Friday, November 19 at 2.00 p.m., to be followed by private cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu may, if desired, be left for Ward 42, Darlington Memorial Hospital and the Macmillan Nurses.
RUTTER November 14, peacefully in hospital, of Ripon. Elizabeth (Betty), aged 70 years, the dearly loved wife of John Hilton (Jack), loved sister of Leonard. Service and committal at Harrogate Road Methodist Church, Ripon on Friday, November 19 at 2.00 p.m. Family flowers only please but donations may be left in church for the Friarage Hospital.
SADLER November 15 (peace fully) in St. Teresa's Hospice, Darlington. Jack, aged 87 years. Devoted husband of Marian, much loved dad of Janet and father-in-law to Richard, sadly missed grandad to Emma. Funeral Friday November 26. Will friends please meet 10.15 a.m. for service at Darlington Cremator ium. Donations if so desired to, St. Teresa's Hospice.
SAVILLE Raymond, aged 82 years, (suddenly in Bishop Auckland General Hospital). Dearly beloved husband of the late Betty, much loved brother of Anne and Keith. Friends please meet for service in St. Andrew's Church, Bishop Auckland on Tuesday November 23, at 2.00 p.m. followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium.
SEAGRAVE November 13, of Mayfield Walk, St. Helens Auckland. Emily (nee Coglan), aged 55 years, much loved by Peter, very dear mother of Jane, Julie and Elizabeth, dear mother-in-law to Gordon and Mark, beloved daughter of the late Tommy and Janie, a much loved and loving gran to Ellie-Jane, Annabel and Emily, also a dear sister of Ellen, Eileen, Frances and the late Tommy. Will friends please meet for service in St. Anne's Church, Bishop Auckland at 9.45 a.m. on Friday, November 19, followed by cremation at Darlington.
SERRY November 16 (peace fully, in hospital). Lesley, aged 48 years. Much loved mother of Gihan, loving daughter of Jean Somerset, a much loved sister of Gary and Lynn, devoted aunty of Clare, Sarah, Laura and Emily, sadly missed sister-in-law to Gary. Funeral Friday, November 26. Would friends please meet 1.45 p.m. for service at Neville Parade Methodist Church, followed by private cremation.
SHAW On November 15, of 7 Bow Street, Bowburn. Sylvia, aged 63 years, much loved wife of Ned and a loving mam, grandma and great-grandma. Will be sadly missed. Would friends please meet for service at Bowburn Methodist Chapel on Monday, November 22 at 12.45 p.m. Cremation at Durham to follow.
SHELDRAKE November 15 (in hospital), of Akers Yard, Thirsk. Reginald (Reg), aged 81 years. Beloved husband of Peggy, a dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and friend. The funeral service will be held at St. Mary's Church, Thirsk on Thursday November 25, at 2.30 p.m. followed by interment.
SHEVELS On November 14 (peacefully in hospital), of 26 Langhorne Drive, Reeth. Ernie, aged 92 years, dearly loved husband of the late Florence, a very dear father, father-in-law, loving grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service and interment to be held at Grinton Cemetery on Friday, November 19 at 11.30 a.m.
SHINGLETON Chester-le-Street Peacefully at home on November 13, aged 85 years. Doris (nee Brown-lee), beloved wife of the late Harold, a dear mother of Derek, Jean and Neil, a much loved mother-in-law and nana of all the family. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Friday, November 19 at 9.30 a.m.
SINCLAIR On November 10, peacefully in Harrogate District Hospital, aged 95 years, Elizabeth (Betty, nee Higgins), formerly of Oak Road, Easington. The dearly loved wife of the late Stan, loving mam of Helen, grandma of Lisa, David and Justine and great-grandma of Henry. Requiem Mass to take place at St. Robert's R.C. Church, Harrogate on Friday, November 19 at 12.00 noon, followed by private cremation. Any enquiries please call (01423) 889449.
SMITH November 12 (in hospital), of Peace Haven, Ferryhill. Frank, aged 66 years, a dearly loved father, father-in-law, grandad and a much loved brother of Margaret. Would friends please meet at Durham Crematorium Thursday for a service and committal at 10.30 a.m. No flowers by request. Donations may be left in the collection plate at the crematorium for charity.
SPENCER November 16, (peace fully, in hospital), of Bowburn. Cliff, aged 70 years. Beloved husband of Jean, a dearly loved dad of Shirley and Steven, a dear father-in-law and a much loved granda and great-granda. Would friends please meet at Durham Crematorium Monday for a service and committal at 12.00 noon. No flowers by request.
SPENSLEY Following a long illness, on November 12, of William Street, Auckland Park. Helen Michaela, aged 38 years, beloved wife of Alan, very dear mother of Jennifer and Maryann, treasured daughter of Mel and Douglas Marshall, also a much loved sister to Jacqueline and a dear sister-in-law. Will friends please meet for service at St. Andrew's Church, South Church, Bishop Auckland at 11.45 a.m. on Thursday, November 18, followed by interment in South Church Cemetery.
STEPHENSON Belmont Late of Langley Park, Ronald, aged 78 years, died on November 13 at home. A dearly loved son, brother, uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle of all the family. He will be very sadly missed. Friends please meet at Durham Crematorium on Monday, November 22 at 11.00 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to The British Heart Foundation, c/o Stuart Wright, 43 Front Street, Langley Park.
SULLIVAN November 17, of Bishop Auckland, at home, after illness borne with great courage and dignity. James Thomas (Bookmaker), aged 80 years, beloved husband of the late Linda, dearly loved dad of Dawn, Denis, Thomas and Brian, a dear father-in-law, a much loved grandad and great-grandad, also a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Will friends please meet for service in St. Wilfrid's R.C. Church, Bishop Auckland at 1.30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, followed by interment in Bishop Auckland Town Cemetery. All friends are invited for refreshment after this service in the Welcome Inn, Bishop Auckland.
TAYLOR Darlington November 14 (in hospital), late of Blackwell Lane. Lilian, aged 98 years, beloved wife of the late Bob, dear mother of Brian and Mike, mother-in-law of Yvonne and Janet, much loved grandma of Mark and Tiff and Sally. Funeral Wednesday, November 24. Would friends kindly meet for service at Darlington Crematorium Chapel at 11.45 a.m. prior to cremation.
TAYLOR On November 11 (in hospital), of Garth Hill, Preston-under-Scar. Alan Walter, aged 83 years, beloved husband of Janet, dearly loved father of Linda and Paul, father-in-law of Brian and Shirley, a very dear grandad of Stacey and Michelle and stepgrandad of Nick, Emma and Leanne. Funeral service at Leyburn Methodist Church on Thursday, November 18 at 1.00 p.m., followed by private cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired, to be shared between church funds and The British Heart Foundation (plate in church). Friends please meet at the church.
TEMPLE November 15, (died at home). Jean Elizabeth, aged 81 years. Beloved wife of the late Norman and mother of Ann and the late Alan, devoted nan to Andrew, Jenny, Julie and gran nan to Dean. Funeral Wednesday November 24. Will friends please meet 10.15 a.m. for service at Darlington Cremator ium. Donations in lieu of flowers to, The Sargent Cancer Care for Children.
THOMAS November 15 (suddenly, in hospital), of Darlington. Robert Gordon (Our Rob), aged 29 years. Super dad of Nicole, a devoted son of Pat and Derek, loving brother of Maxine, Andrew, Fiona, Susan and Pamela, also a fantastic uncle. Will be greatly missed by all. Funeral Wednesday, November 24. Will friends please meet for service 10.45 a.m. at St. Matthew's with St. Luke's Church, Darlington prior to interment in The West Cemetery, Darlington.
THOMPSON Pauline Mary (nee Shaw), of River House, Startforth, Barnard Castle, on November 16, in hospital following an operation. Beloved wife of Mike, mother of Roger and Ruth, grandmother of Megan. Pauline was the daughter of the late George and Lil Shaw (Durham City R.F.C.), much loved sister of Georgina and Carol. Funeral service at Holy Trinity Church, Startforth on Thursday, November 25 at 11.30 a.m. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only, if desired, donations to James Cook I.T.U. Trust, c/o J. and J. Blenkiron, Funeral Directors, 100 Galgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8BJ.
THOMPSON November 16, of Tow Law. Eric, aged 69 years, beloved husband of Elizabeth, devoted dad of Graeme and Ian, dear father-in-law to Lindsey, a much loved and loving grandad to Lewis and James, also a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Will friends please meet for service in Mountsett Crematorium at 1.15 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23 and afterwards in The Plough Inn for refreshment. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu may, if desired, be left at the crematorium for North of England Cancer Research.
THWAITES James Lawrence, aged 80 years, of Sycamore Close, Bainbridge, formerly of West Shaw Cote Farm, Low Abbotside, Askrigg and Dyke Heads, Gunnerside, died suddenly on November 18. Beloved husband of the late Rene, much loved father of James, dear father-in-law to Clare, loving and devoted grandad of Grant and Ross and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral service at St. Oswald's Church, Askrigg on Wednesday, November 24 at 1.00 p.m., followed by interment in the cemetery. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only, if desired, donations may be given in church for Sycamore Close Amenity Fund and Bainbridge Ambulance Service.
TOWNEND Madge November 14, (peacefully), at Cedar Lodge, Trees Park, Middleton-St-George. Madge, aged 88 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Bill, much loved mother of Neil and Freda. Funeral Monday, November 22. Friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium at 1.15 p.m.
VENABLES Vi (Violet May, nee Reed), aged 78 years, of Gilling West, died peacefully in hospital on November 14, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Ben, much loved mam of Margaret, David, Keith, Maureen, Amanda and the late Billy, a dear mother-in-law, loving nanna and great-nanna and dear sister to Bob and Ronnie. Funeral service at St. Agatha's Church, Gilling West on Friday, November 19 at 10.00 a.m., followed by private cremation. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only, if desired, donations may be given in church for the Great North Air Ambulance and St. Agatha's Church Funds.
VICKERSTAFF November 11 (peace fully), in St. Helens Care Home, St. Helens, Auckland of Mickleside, Hill Top, Egglestone, Barnard Castle. Margaret, aged 91 years. Beloved wife of the late Thomas, a much loved mother of Anne and John and a dearly loved gran of Patrick, Kathrine and Robert. Will friends please meet for service in Holy Trinity Church, Egglestone on Friday, November 19, at 11.30 a.m. followed by interment in church yard. Floral tributes may be sent, c/o John Wise Funeral Service, 16 Stainton Village, Barnard Castle. DL12 8RB or donations in lieu may be left in church for church funds.