SHIELDS February 3, suddenly, but peacefully, at home, in Richmond, (formerly of Gingerfield). Thomas Frank, aged 76 years, dearly loved husband of Dorothy, loving father of Anne and Janet, father-in-law of Frances and Roger and dearest grandad to Hannah, Sophie, Thomas, Joanna and Christopher. Funeral service and cremation to be held at West Cemetery, Darlington 1.15 p.m. Thursday February 10. Family flowers only. Donations if wished may be given for, The N.S.P.C.C. c/o, Barthram Funeral Service, 47 South Parade, Northallerton. DL7 8SG. No letters by request.
SIMPSON February 3 (peacefully) at Whorlton Grange. Sarah Annie, of Eggleston (late of Coverdale). Dearly loved wife of the late Richard, loving mother of Rhona and John, dear mother-in-law of Margaret and David, much loved Nannan of Edwin, Anne, Jeanette, Christine, James and Rachael and Great-Nannan of Steven, Laura, Aaron, Lauren, Jessica, Eleanor and Harriet. Would friends please meet for the funeral service at Eggleston Methodist Chapel on Thursday February 10 at 12.00 noon, followed by interment. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given in chapel to Melmerby and Eggleston Chapel Funds.
SMITH February 2, of Westwood Avenue, Heighington. James (Jim), aged 66 years, loving husband of Valerie, beloved father of Clare and Caroline and treasured grandad of James. Funeral Wednesday. Friends please meet for service in St. Michael's Church, Heighington at 3.00 p.m., followed by cremation. Family flowers only. Donations may be sent for Cancer Research, c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JR.
SMITH On January 28, peacefully in hospital, of 1 Wood View, Langley Park. George, aged 75 years, dear husband of Maria, also a loving dad, grandad and great-grandad. Friends please meet for Requiem Mass at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Langley Park on Friday, February 4 at 12.00 noon, cremation to follow. No flowers please. Donations in lieu to Ward 6, University Hospital, Durham.
SOWERBY Peter January 28, (at home with his family), aged 62 years. Loving husband and sole mate to June, father to Mark and Lyndsey, father-in-law to Karen and Andrew, loving grandad to Louise, Adam and Yasmin. Would friends and family please meet at St. Mark's Church, 10.00 a.m. Friday February 4, followed by a short service at Darlington Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired c/o, the family for St. Teresa's Hospice.
SPENCE January 30, of Bishop Auckland. Gordon, aged 97 years, beloved husband of the late Lilian, most dearly loved dad of Pauline, devoted grandad of Karen and Alan, Paula and Steven, treasured great-grandad of John, Andrew, Rebecca, James and baby Matthew. Will friends please meet for service in St. Anne's Church, Bishop Auckland at 1.00 p.m. on Monday, February 7, followed by cremation at Durham.
SUNLEY Darlington January 31 (peacefully), late of Staindrop Crescent. Gwen (Mary Gwendoline), aged 90 years, much loved mother of John, dear mother-in-law of Eileen and step-grandmother of Michelle. Funeral Thursday, February 10. Would friends kindly meet for service in Holy Trinity Church, 1.30 p.m., prior to cremation at Darlington Crema-torium. Floral tributes, if so desired, may be sent to Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., 59a Bondgate, Darlington.
SURTEES January 29, at Portland House, Willington. Nancy, aged 85 years. Beloved wife of the late Jack, loving mother of Patricia, Michael and Paul, also a dear mother-in-law, grandma, great-grandma and loving sister of Elsie. Friends please meet for service at St. Stephens Church, Willington on Friday February 4, at 9.00 a.m. followed by cremation at Durham.
SYKES January 28, suddenly in hospital, of Coxwold Drive, Darlington. Kyff, aged 59 years, adored husband of Verna and a beloved stepdad and grandad. Funeral Friday, February 4. Friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium at 2.45 p.m.
TARN Edward (Ted), aged 67 years, of The Fallows, Cockfield, died peacefully in hospital on February 3. Beloved husband of June and a loving dad, grandad, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral service at Cockfield Methodist Chapel on Thursday, February 10 at 11.00 a.m., followed by interment in the cemetery. Friends please meet at the chapel. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given in chapel for The Stroke Association.
TOMLINSON January 28, of Witton Park. Ronald (Ron), aged 75 years, devoted and much loved husband of Cristina, also a very dear uncle and brother-in-law. Will friends please meet for service in St. Paul's Church, Witton Park at 10.00 a.m., on Friday, February 4, followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu may be made to a charity of your personal choice.
TRAYLOR Charlie On January 27, peacefully in hospital. Charlie, aged 89 years, of Billingham (formerly of Coxhoe and Durham). A devoted husband of the late Nora, a dearly loved dad of Barbara and Charles, father-in-law of Ray and Loraine, loving grandad of Rick, Debbie, Raymond, Daniel, Patrick, Gill, Peter and Jo, also a great-grandfather of Laura and Rhys. Always in our thoughts, with fond memories never forgotten. Funeral service and cremation to take place in the Chapel of St. Hilda, Teesside Crematorium on Thursday, February 3 at 3.45 p.m. Friends please meet at the crematorium chapel. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to the John Butterwick Children's Hospice, Middlefield Road, Hardwick, Stockton. All enquiries to the Co-operative Funeral Service. Tel. (01642) 674377.
TUMELTY On January 31, in hospital, of Cheveley House Nursing Home, late of Coxhoe. Ruby (nee Warcup), aged 84 years, beloved wife of the late Henry, a dearly loved mother of William, Ken and Maureen, dearest mother-in-law of Jean and a much loved nana and great-nana. Cortege leaving Low Crow Farm, Wheatley Hill on Tuesday, February 8 at 10.20 a.m. Friends please meet at All Saints' Church, Wheatley Hill for service at 10.30 a.m., followed by interment at Easington Lane Cemetery.
TURTON Ronald On January 28, of Newcastle Avenue, Horden. Ronnie, aged 50 years, dearly beloved husband of Angela, loving father of Rona, dearest brother of Mandy, Geoff and Danny and also a treasured grandfather of Callum. Cremation Hartlepool Crematorium on Wednesday, February 2. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for service at St. Mary's Church, Horden at 10.45 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu of flowers, if so desired, to Horden District Nurses. Private from church.
VOWLES Darlington January 29 (suddenly). Jeff, aged 42 years (Police Constable, Cleveland Constabulary), dearly loved husband of Barbara, wonderful father of Nicola and Jenna, adored son of Kathleen and a much loved brother of Bev. A devoted family member and friend to many. Funeral Tuesday, February 8. Would friends kindly meet for service at St. Cuthbert's Church at 1.00 p.m., followed by cremation at Darlington Crematorium at 2.15 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu would be much appreciated in aid of Dreams Come True (Children's Charity) and will be accepted by Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Funeral Directors, 59a Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JR. Tel. (01325) 465647.
VOWLES Jeff Words From Our Song Did you know that true love asks for nothing. Did you know that life has given love a guarantee to last through forever and another day. Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky Until the ocean covers every mountain high Until we dream of life and life becomes a dream. I'll be loving you always, B xx
WADDINGTON February 2, peacefully at Darlington Manor Care Home. Isabella, aged 84 years, beloved wife of Joe, dearly loved mother of David, mother-in-law of Shoined, a devoted grandma of Anna and Rachel and dear sister of Anne. Funeral Friday. Friends please meet for service in St. John's Church at 2.00 p.m. followed by cremation. Family flowers only please.
WADE Tragically, on January 31, of Escomb. Baby Honey Olivia, a beloved and much loved daughter for Charlotte and David, also a treasured granddaughter who will always be loved. Family and friends please meet for service in Escomb Saxon Church at 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 9, followed by interment in Bishop Auckland Town Cemetery.
WAITE Peacefully, in hospital on January 28. Verna (nee Wardle), aged 79 years, beloved wife of Tim. Funeral Thursday. Would friends please meet at 11.30 a.m., for service in St. Paul's Church, Waterhouses, followed by interment in Parkwood Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to church funds. All welcome for refreshments afterwards at 'The Dreadnought'.
WALKER January 28, peacefully at home, after a long illness, of Bishop Auckland. Joan (nee Bennett), aged 83 years, beloved wife of the late Bradley, much loved mam of Graham and Susan, dear mother-in-law of Rosie, loved grandmother of Jayne, Gemma and Adam and great-grandmother to Bradley. A deeply loved lady who will be missed more than she will know. Would friends please meet for cremation at Durham Crematorium on Friday, February 4 at 3.00 p.m. Family flowers only. Donations may be made for the Butterwick Hospice.
WALTON January 29 (in hospital), of 3 Tunstall Cottages, Wolsingham. Ernest David, aged 65 years. Dearly loved husband of Eva, loving father of James and Catherine, much loved grandad of Alistair and Matthew and a much loved son of Elsie and Ernie. Will friends please meet for service in Wolsingham Parish Church on Saturday February 5, at 1.00 p.m. followed by interment.
WATSON January 27, peacefully after a long illness, at Barrington Lodge, Bishop Auckland, late of Trimdon Grange. Leonard, aged 90 years (a veteran athlete), beloved brother of Jack and the late Margaret, Robert, George, Molly, Bill and Ron, a much loved uncle of Joan Greathead and all the family. Cortege leaving niece's residence Monday at 10.50 a.m. Friends please meet at St. Alban's Church, Trimdon Grange for service at 11.00 a.m., followed by cremation at Durham.
WHITE February 1 (suddenly), of 35 Tees Crescent, Spennymoor. Janet, (nee Barker), aged 71 years. Beloved wife of Tom, a dearly loved mam of Dennise, Susan and Tom, a dear mother-in-law, a much loved gran and great-gran and a loving sister and aunt. Would friends please meet in St. Charles' R.C. Church, Tudhoe Village Friday for a Requiem Mass at 10.00 a.m. followed by interment in York Hill Cemetery. God Bless.
WHITWORTH On January 29, in hospital, of Hallgarth Nursing Home and formerly of Old Elvet, Durham. Brenda (a courageous fighter), (nee Jones), aged 76 years. Widow of Dr. James Whitworth (Tutor at Durham University 1950), missed by the families of Kenneth and Kathleen Fitton, John and Dorothy Whittaker. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Friday, February 4 at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to the M.S. Society, c/o Stuart Wright Funeral Service, Gilesgate, Durham. Tel. (0191) 3863850.
WILLIAMS Emily (nee Hargreaves), aged 82 years, of Elizabeth Place, Shotton Colliery. Died peacefully in Fairford, Gloucestershire after a long illness. Loving wife of Eddie, dearly loved mam of Robert, Edward, David and Julie and a much loved mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. Service at Llandudno Crematorium on Tuesday February 8, at 1.30 p.m. A Memorial Service to be held at St. Saviour's Church, Shotton Colliery on Tuesday February 15, at 1.30 p.m. All welcome afterwards for refreshments at Shotton W.M.C. Donations in lieu of flowers may be left at the church or sent in memory to, The Alzheimer's Disease Society, 55/57 Albert Road, Middlesbrough, Cleveland. TS1 1NG.
WILSON James On January 30, suddenly at Beechwood Nursing Home. James, aged 66 years, of Little Langton. Funeral service to be held at Darlington Crematorium on Thursday, February 3 at 3.45 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations may be given in lieu, if wished, to Beechwood Nursing Home. Plate at service.
WILSON Lisbeth (Betty), aged 80 years, formerly of South Walmire Farm, Croft, died peacefully at home in Hutton Magna on January 31. Beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Eva Wilson, much loved sister of Angela and the late Vera and Gordon, treasured auntie to Lindsay, Amanda, Roz and the late Lesley and great-auntie to Molly. Funeral service at St. Mary's Church, Hutton Magna on Saturday, February 12 at 1.00 p.m., followed by private interment in Croft Cemetery. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only please, if desired, donations may be given in church for Hutton Magna Church Funds.
YOUNG February 2 (peacefully at home). May, aged 92 years, of Newton Aycliffe (formerly of Stanley), a very much loved and sadly missed mam, nana and great-grandmother. Funeral Wednesday, February 9. Would friends please meet 1.30 p.m., for service at St. Clare's Church, Newton Aycliffe followed by private interment.
YOUNG January 30 (peacefully in hospital), of Rivergarth, Darlington. Maurice, aged 64 years, loving husband to Pam, much loved dad to Neil and Michael, a treasured grandad to Rachel and Robert, also a dearly loved brother. Funeral Monday, February 7. Would friends please meet 3.00 p.m. for service at Northlands Methodist Church, Darlington followed by cremation. Family flowers only please.
AINSWORTH Megan, aged 92 years, of North Cowton, died peacefully at Rosedale Nursing Home, Catterick Garrison on February 10. Beloved wife of the late Lewis, much loved mother of Katherine and Neil and a dear mother-in-law, loving grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral service at St. Luke's Church, North Cowton on Friday, February 18 at 12.45 p.m., followed by cremation at Darlington. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only please. If desired, donations for the R.N.I.B., or the R.N.I.D., are being accepted by John Blenkiron and Sons Ltd., Funeral Directors, Victoria House, 21 Queens Road, Richmond, DL10 4AJ.