TAYLOR January 17 (peacefully after a long illness, in Howlish Hall), formerly of Mayfields, Spenny-moor. Joan (nee Newby), aged 69 years, beloved wife of the late Stan, a dearly loved mam of Anthony, a loving mother-in-law of Helen, a much loved grandma of Clare and Emma and a very dear sister and aunt. Would friends please meet in St. Paul's Church, Spennymoor Thursday for a service at 12.30 p.m., followed by interment at Chilton Cemetery.
TAYLOR On January 15, unexpectedly, of Carr House Farm, Kelloe. Mary Kathleen (nee Weir), aged 69 years, dearly loved wife of Colin, much loved mother of Victoria, Sarah, Jonathan, Benjamin and Matthew, loving grandmother of Alexander, Callum, Olivia, Joshua, Hannah and Izaak. Friends please meet for service in St. Helen's Church, Kelloe on Monday, January 24 at 2.15 p.m., followed by interment in Kelloe Cemetery. All welcome at The Three Horseshoes, Running Waters, afterwards.
TENNANT January 11, of Tow Law. Walter, aged 65 years, beloved husband of Pam, devoted father of Gavin, Wayne and Lynn, father-in-law to Stan and Lesley, much loved grandad to Jordan and Sinead, also a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Will friends please meet for service in St. Philip and St. James' Church, Tow Law at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, followed by interment in Thornley Road Cemetery.
THOMPSON January 17 (peacefully, in hospital). Annie (Nancy), aged 92 years. Formerly of Barnes Road, Darlington. A loving wife to the late Thomas Ford, will be sadly missed by Anna, Michael, Rose, Isobel, Daniel and Michael. Funeral Tuesday, January 25. Would friends please meet 10.15 a.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium.
THOMPSON (Shadfen, Morpeth) Suddenly, in Milbury Respite Care Home, on January 12, 2005, aged 54 years. Philip Bailey, a loving son of Winifred Thompson (nee Bosomworth) and the late Thomas Thompson, a brother of David Bailey, uncle to Sarah Rachel and great-uncle to Connor Joseph. Will be loved and sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service and cremation at West Road Crematorium on Thursday, January 20 at 1.30 p.m. Friends please meet at crematorium. Family flowers only please by request, but donations in lieu, if desired, to Epilepsy Action, New Anstey House, Gateway Drive, Yeadon, Leeds. LS19 7XY.
THOMPSON January 15 (peacefully, in hospital). Isobel, of Barmpton Lane, Darlington, beloved wife of the late Joseph Sidney, much loved mother of Brian, mother-in-law to Diane, grandmother of Helen. Funeral Tuesday, January 25. Would friends please meet 3.45 p.m., for service at Darlington Crematorium. Family flowers only please.
TODD January 10, of Howden-le-Wear. Margaret Jane, aged 91 years, beloved wife of the late George, devoted mam of John, Aileen, Ann and Dorothy, dear mother-in-law to Lawrence and Dave, also a much loved and loving gran and great-gran. Will friends please meet for service in Howden-le-Wear Methodist Church at 12.30 p.m., on Wednesday, January 19, followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu for the Butterwick Hospice may be left at church.
TONES On January 11, suddenly at home, of Durham Moor, Durham, Liz, aged 89 years, wife of the late Ken, mother of the late Peter and nana of Sharon and Carolynne. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Tuesday, January 25 at 11.00 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, to the R.N.I.B. c/o Stuart Wright Funeral Service Ltd., 23 Marshall Terrace, Gilesgate, Durham.
TRANTER Thomas Howard, aged 93 years, formerly of West Bromwich, died peacefully at Whorlton Grange Nursing Home, Whorlton, on January 14. Dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Doris, much loved father of Paul, dear father-in-law to Robina and loving grandfather of Kirstin and Fiona. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Wednesday, January 26 at 1.15 p.m. Friends please meet at the crematorium chapel. Family flowers only. If desired, donations for the British Heart Foundation, c/o James and John Blenkiron, Funeral Directors, 100 Galgate, Barnard Castle, DL12 8BJ.
TROTTER January 13, at Rosedale Residential and Nursing Home, Catterick Garrison. Audrey (formerly of Springfield, Skeeby), aged 78 years, dearly loved wife of the late Wilfred Henry, devoted mother of Alison and Kathleen, mother-in-law of Graham and Barry and much loved grandma of Fleur, Hannah, Russell and the late Harry. Funeral Monday, January 24. Would friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 11.45 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Rosedale Residential Fund.
TWEDDALL Stanley (Stan), aged 76 years, of Forge House, Eppleby, formerly of The Travellers' Rest, died peacefully at Nightingale Hall Nursing Home, Richmond on January 17. Beloved husband of the late Topsy, much loved dad of Ian and Bryan, dear father-in-law to Judy. Will be sadly missed by Susan, loving grandad of Jennifer, Katie and Andrew and dearest partner to Winnie. Funeral service at St. Cuthbert's Church, Forcett on Thursday, January 27 at 2.45 p.m., followed by private cremation. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only please. If desired, donations may be given in church for the Nightingale Hall Minibus Fund.
WALBURN George Percy, aged 81 years, on January 16, at Maple Lodge Nursing Home, Scotton (formerly of Brompton on Swale). Dearly loved son of the late Percy and Margaret Walburn. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Wednesday, January 26 at 11.45 a.m. Friends please meet at the crematorium.
WALKER Belmont Suddenly, but peacefully in St. Aiden's Lodge, Framwellgate Moor, on January 12, aged 93 years. Sarah, nee Davison, a beloved wife of the late Jack, devoted mum of John and Mabel, loved mother-in-law to Cary and Ron, much loved grandma to Colette and Nickolas, and stepgran to Joanne and Ian, also beloved aunt of Trevor, Kenneth and Margaret. Will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Friends please meet for service in St. Mary Magdalene Church, Belmont on Wednesday, January 19 at 1.00 p.m., followed by cremation in Durham Crematorium at 2.00 p.m. By request, family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to The National Osteoporosis Society, Camerton, Bath. BA2 0TJ.
WALKER Darlington January 15 (peacefully at Darlington Manor), formerly of Ripon Drive. Edith Annie, aged 95 years, (former Assistant Matron, Sunderland Maternity Hospital), dearly loved sister of Jean and the late Frank, Tom and George, dear sister-in-law of Rhoda, a much loved aunt to Margaret and Pam, a great-aunt of Graham, Diane and Louise and a great-great-aunt of Niamh. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and the caring staff of Darlington Manor. Funeral Monday, January 24. Would friends kindly meet for service at St. John's Church at 11.00 a.m., prior to interment in the West Cemetery. Floral tributes, if so desired, may be sent to Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., 59a Bondgate, Darlington.
WALKER Mary, aged 101 years, of Copley Lodge, South Side, Butterknowle, died peacefully at home on January 14. Beloved wife of the late Elijah Walker, dear mother to Albert, Joan, Kenneth and the late Mary and mother-in-law to Ronnie and Bill. Funeral service at St. John's Church, Lynesack on Tuesday, January 25 at 1.30 p.m., followed by private cremation. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, may be given for Lynesack Church Funds.
WATERHOUSE January 18 (suddenly, in hospital, after a long illness). Doreen Mary, aged 75 years, of Guthrum Place, Newton Aycliffe. Much loved mother of Pauline, grandmother of Julie, Andrew, John James and Michael, great-grandmother of Victoria, Charlotte, Lewis, Chloe, Paige, Holly, Michael and Jordan. Would friends please meet for service on Wednesday January 26, at St. Clare's Church, Newton Aycliffe at 1.30 p.m. prior to interment at 2.00 p.m. at Stephenson Way Cemetery, Newton Aycliffe.
WATSON Brenda, aged 60 years, of Northallerton, died peacefully in the Friarage Hospital on January 14, 2005. Loving wife of Keith, loving mother of Janice and Peter, grandma to Sam and Melissa and sister of Margaret. Funeral service to be held at All Saints' Church, Northallerton at 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, followed by family cremation at Darlington Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to 'Cancer Research'.
WEBB George, peacefully in Leeming Garth Nursing Home, aged 80 years, formerly of The Jolly Minster, Northallerton and Webb's Taxis, beloved husband of the late Joan (nee McLinn), loving father of Pauline and George, father-in-law of Bob, much loved grandad of Sean and Craig. Funeral service to be held in All Saints' Church, Northallerton on Friday, January 28 at 1.15 p.m., followed by cremation. Family flowers only. Donations if wished, may be sent to the Rutson Hospital. Now at rest dad, free from pain, you're back with mum, together again.
WEBB George Grandad, today was the day you closed your eyes, no more pain or suffering inside, but as you look down from Heaven above, we, your grandsons send our love. Sean and Craig Good night, God Bless Leana and Emma
WELSH William (Bill), aged 84 years, died peacefully in St. James' Hospital, Leeds, January 10, 2005, late of Norman Terrace, Chilton. Dearly loved husband of Eleanor, much loved father of Gareth, Gillian and Alyson, father-in-law to Pat, Peter and Trevor and grandfather to his seven grandchildren and three great grand-children. Thanksgiving Service will be held at Ferryhill Methodist Church Tuesday, January 25 at 3.00 p.m. Donations in lieu of flowers to Tsunami Disaster Appeal.
WILEBORE (Brandon) In hospital on January 11, aged 79 years. Annie (Nancy). A loving sister of Derek, sister-in-law to Mona and much loved auntie to Paul, Mary and Robert, will be sadly missed by all her loving family and many friends. Friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Wednesday January 19, at 11.30 a.m. By request family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired may be sent to, St. Cuthbert's Hospice.
WILKINSON January 14 (peacefully in hospital), of Bede Terrace, Bowburn. Albert, aged 83 years, dearly loved husband of Nancy, much loved dad of Ella and devoted grandad of Lindsey and Scott. Service to be held in Durham Crematorium Chapel at 3.00 p.m. on Tuesday. Friends please meet at crematorium.
WILKINSON Keith, aged 76 years, of Durham City. Passed away peacefully on January 13, in Hallgarth Nursing Home, a much loved husband of Vera, loving father of Anne and Jenifer and a much loved grandfather. Will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Would friends please meet for service in Elvet Methodist Church on Monday, January 24 at 10.15 a.m. Cremation to follow at Durham. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, may be sent to a charity of your own personal choice.
WILLIAMS January 16. Joshua Lewis, aged one month, dearly loved son of Vicky Sample and Adrian Williams, also a treasured grandson. A service will be held in Woodhouse Close Church at 12.00 noon on Monday, January 24, followed by interment in Bishop Auckland Town Cemetery. Always will be loved
WISBEY Elizabeth. Peacefully, in hospital on January 17, 2005. Aged 82 years. Betty, loving mum of Valerie, a dearest gran of Alison, Phillip, Susan, Shuna, a dear aunt of Billy, Maureen, Peter, Sheila and Allen. Would friends please meet for a funeral service in Sunderland Crematorium on Monday January 24, at 3.00 p.m. Betty will repose in the private rest rooms of Manor House Funeral Service, 26 Sea Road, Fulwell. Tel: (0191) 5496263.
WOODLEY Dorothea Christine (Dorothy), aged 78 years, of Catterick Garrison, died peacefully in hospital on January 11 after a short illness. Beloved wife of the late Jim, sister to Heather and a dear aunt and great-aunt. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Monday, January 24 at 1.15 p.m. Friends please meet at the crematorium chapel. No flowers please. If desired, donations for the Tsunami Earthquake Disaster Appeal, c/o John Blenkiron and Sons Ltd., Funeral Directors, Victoria House, 21 Queens Road, Richmond. DL10 4AJ.
ANDERSON On January 19, peacefully, at home in Northallerton. Harry, aged 77 years, dearly loved husband of Joyce (Andy), dearest dad of John, father-in-law of Linda and loving grandad to Laura and Katy. Funeral service and cremation to be held at West Cemetery, Darlington, 11.45 a.m., Thursday, January 27. Family flowers only. Donations if wished, may be given for the Allen Ward at the Friarage Hospital.
ATKINSON January 27 (in hospital), of Crook, formerly of Brotherlee and Lands Farm, Westgate. Mabel, aged 95 years, beloved wife of the late Maurice, dearest mother of May and Ian, mother-in-law of Bill and Pat, a devoted grandma and great-grandma. Would friends please meet for service in the Methodist Chapel, Dawson Street, Crook on Wednesday, February 2 at 12.30 p.m., followed by interment in St. Andrew's Churchyard, Westgate. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Chapel Funds.
BANNISTER (Trimdon Colliery) Suddenly, but peacefully in hospital on January 24, aged 90 years, Elizabeth Ann (Lizzie, nee Merifield). Beloved wife of the late James, a dearly loved mother of Jim, Joe and Ronnie, loving mother-in-law of Marlene and Angela, a cherished grandma and great-grandma, also much loved sister of Sarah. Will friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Wednesday, February 2, at 11.00 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if so desired for Sedgefield Community Hospital Day Unit c/o, Lambs Funeral Service, Tel: (0191) 5261846.
BANNISTER On January 20, in hospital, of Trimdon Colliery. Violet, aged 75 years, a beloved wife of the late Ted and a cherished mam to Lynn. Cortege to leave residence on Monday for service in St. Paul's Church, Trimdon Colliery at 9.30 a.m., prior to cremation at Durham Crematorium. Friends are kindly invited, please meet at the church. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers, if so desired, to the Coronary Care Unit of the University Hospital of Hartlepool, c/o Kevin Hepworth, Funeral Director.
BARTLE January 26, of Brandon. Sarah, aged 89 years, beloved wife of the late James Wilson, loving mother of Thomas, James, David and the late Jean Mary and a dear mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. Private service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Thursday, February 3 at 3.00 p.m., but friends and family welcome for refreshments at the Brawns Den afterwards. No flowers by request.