McCONNELL August 11 (peacefully, in hospital), of Middleton-St-George. Kevin James, aged 46 years, dearly loved husband of Christine, a loving dad of Mark and Lynn, uncle of Craig, Iain, Claire and Alison. Will be sadly missed by all his family, friends and colleagues. Funeral Friday, August 19. Will friends please meet for service 1.30 p.m. at All Saints' Church, Hurworth, prior to cremation at Darlington Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to Cancer Research U.K.
McNICHOL Baby Lewis James, aged 5 weeks, in hospital on August 5. Precious son of Graham and Ellie. Funeral service in St. Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale on Monday, August 15 at 11.00 a.m., followed by interment in Scorton Cemetery. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, for the Neonatal Unit, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough may be given at The White Heifer, Scorton, following the service.
MILLER August 6, of Byland Court, Bearpark. Elizabeth, aged 81 years, will be sadly missed by all her family. Would friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Thursday, August 11 at 1.00 p.m.
MILLS August 6, of Witton Park. Henry, aged 80 years, beloved husband of Unis, devoted father of Colin and Vera, William and Gillian, a much loved and loving grandad of Gary, Michelle, Jeanette, James and Richard, great-grandad of Ellie, also a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Will friends please meet for service in Bishop Auckland Methodist Church at 11.00 a.m., on Thursday, August 11, followed by interment in Witton Park Cemetery.
MINTO On Saturday August 6, passed away peacefully in Bishop Auckland General Hospital. Ronald Martin, aged 80 years of Shildon, much loved husband of Esther, dearest dad of Christine, Anne, George, Barbara and Pamela, loving father-in-law, grandad, great-grandad and brother. Would friends please meet at Shildon Methodist Church at 9.50 a.m. on Friday, August 12, followed by cremation at Darlington Crematorium. Family flowers only.
NAISBETT August 5, 2005, late of Langley Park and Witton Gilbert. Anthony, beloved son of the late John and Lillian, a dearly loved brother of John, Billy, Ann, Paul and Marian and a special brother-in-law and uncle. Thank you for the years we shared, the love you gave, the way you cared. To see you suffer was hard to bear, but now we know you're in God's care.
NEWTON Ada Hannah (nee Young), aged 86 years, of Charles Dickens Lodge, Barnard Castle, formerly of Evenwood, died peacefully at the Richardson Hospital on August 7. Beloved wife of the late Doug, a much loved mother and mother-in-law, a loving gran and great-gran and a dear sister and aunt. Funeral service at St. Paul's Church, Evenwood on Wednesday, August 17 at 1.15 p.m., followed by cremation at Darlington. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only please. If desired, donations for the Friends of the Richardson Hospital, Barnard Castle may be sent care of James and John Blenkiron, Funeral Directors, 100 Galgate, Barnard Castle, DL12 8BJ.
NICHOLSON August 4. John Norman, aged 77 years, of Crook, beloved son of the late Jane and Peter and a loving brother of Peter. Would friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Thursday, August 11 at 2.00 p.m. No flowers by request.
NICHOLSON August 8 (in hospital), of Newton Aycliffe. Dorothy (nee Lee), aged 80 years, beloved wife of the late John, a dear mother of John, David and Susan and also a much loved mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral Friday, August 12. Will friends please meet for cremation service 9.00 a.m. at Durham Crematorium.
NICKLING Dorothy I only had one sister, who had a heart of gold. Her loss to me will never be told. Though absent she is always near. Loved and missed and still very dear. To a beautiful life came a sudden end. She died as she lived, everyone's friend. Edna x.
NICKLING Dorothy, aged 78 years, of Colburn, died peacefully in hospital on August 9. Beloved wife of the late George Nickling, much loved mum of David and Denise, treasured grandma of Lee and Katy and a very dear sister of Edna and Eric. Funeral service in St. Cuthbert's Church, Colburn on Thursday, August 18 at 1.30 p.m., followed by cremation at Darlington. Friends meet at church. At Dorothy's request, please wear bright clothes. Flowers, if desired, may be sent to John Blenkiron and Sons Ltd., 21 Queens Road, Richmond, DL10 4AJ.
PARKIN August 8, of Foundry Fields, Crook. Elizabeth (Bessie), aged 88 years, devoted wife of George (Doad), dearly loved mother of Gillian, mother-in-law to Brian, very dear grandma of Claire, Marianne and Adam, much loved sister of Ossie and dear sister-in-law to Mary. Will friends please meet for Requiem Mass in St. Cuthbert's R.C. Church, Crook at 9.45 a.m. on Monday, August 15, followed by cremation in Durham Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu may, if desired, be made to Bishop Auckland Butterwick Hospice, care of Gillian.
PLEWS August 8, at Portland House, Willington. Edna, aged 87 years, dearly loved mother of Colin, Gordon, Alan and Sylvia, also a loving mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and sister-in-law. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Thursday, August 11 at 2.30 p.m.
POSKETT August 6 (suddenly), of Henderson Road, Newton Aycliffe. Dorothy (Dot), aged 72 years, beloved wife of Dennis, a dearly loved mother of Susan, Sandra and the late Derek, mother-in-law of Michael and Linda, also a much loved grandmother. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, August 16. Would friends please meet for service 12.45 p.m. at St. Clare's Church, Newton Aycliffe, prior to cremation at Darlington Crematorium.
RIDLEY August 3, peacefully in hospital, of Defoe Crescent, Newton Aycliffe. Robert (Bob), aged 80 years, loving husband of Margaret, a dearly loved dad of Sheila and Allan, father-in-law of Ray, also grandad of Jennifer. Funeral Thursday, August 11. Would friends please meet 12.30 p.m. for service at St. Clare's Church, Newton Aycliffe, prior to cremation at Durham Crematorium. Flowers are very welcome. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to Cancer Research U.K., a plate will be provided in church.
ROBINSON August 9 (after an illness bravely borne), of Grove Road, Brandon. Anthony, aged 53 years, dearly loved son of Ethel and Ken, loving father of David and Caroline and a dear brother of Jennifer. Friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Saturday August 13 at 10.30 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu for the Marie Curie Nurses may be given after the service or sent to N. Alderson Funeral Directors, 118 High Street South, Langley Moor.
ROBINSON August 7 (peacefully at home), of Ramshaw Terrace, Kirk Merrington. Sylvia (nee Liddle), aged 61 years, dearly loved wife of George, a much loved mam of Stephen, a devoted daughter of Janet and the late Bobby, a loving sister of Barry also a very dear sister-in-law, aunt and friend. Would friends please meet at Kirk Merrington Methodist Chapel on Thursday at 10.15 a.m., for a service followed by private committal at Durham Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to "Butterwick Hospice", Woodhouse Lane, Bishop Auckland. DL14 6JU.
ROBINSON August 9, suddenly at home, of Westminster Road, Darlington. William (Bill), aged 81 years, dearly loved husband of the late Ethel, much loved dad of Joan and Billy and a loving grandad and great-grandad. Funeral Tuesday. Would friends kindly meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 2.15 p.m.
ROBSON August 9 (in hospital), of Middleton-St-George, formerly of Shildon. Doris (nee Plumpton), aged 94 years, beloved wife of the late Tom, a dear mother of Elizabeth, mother-in-law of Martin, grandmother of Helen and Ian and great-grandmother of Emma. Funeral Tuesday August 16. Will friends please meet for service 3.15 p.m. at Darlington Crematorium.
RYLAND On August 4, peacefully in hospital, of Nevilles Cross, Durham. Reverend Colin William, aged 88 years, beloved husband, father, priest and friend. To be received into St. Margaret's Church, Crossgate, Durham on Sunday, August 14 at 6.00 p.m. for Evensong. Requiem on Monday, August 15 at 10.00 a.m., private cremation to follow. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu may be left in church for the Community of the Servants of the Will of God and/or Macmillan Cancer Relief.
SAUNDERS John William, peacefully at Weardale Community Hospital on August 6, aged 81 years. Much loved husband of the late Biddy and the late Marjorie, dear friend of Margery, father of Margaret and David and grandfather to Peter, William, Amy, Edward and John. Formerly of Winchmore Hill, London and Preston, Herts. Thanksgiving Service at 12.30 p.m. Friday, August 12 at St. Thomas' Stanhope, Co. Durham. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Weardale Community Hospital, c/o Weardale Funeral Services, 25 Lynndale, Wolsingham, Co Durham DL13 3JA. Enquiries to (07970) 100643.
SCOTT On August 8, of Consett, formerly of Villa Real Estate. Marion (nee Pearson), aged 84 years, wife of the late Alan, sister of Teddie. Friends please meet for service in Consett Methodist Church on Monday, August 15 at 2.30 p.m., followed by cremation at Mountsett Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations for the renovation of Consett Methodist Church would be welcomed, care of Mr. Owen Temple, 300 Medomsley Road, Consett.
SCOTT On August 8, suddenly but peacefully at home, 1 Blue Barn Lane, Hutton Rudby. Margaret Helen, aged 73 years, dearly loved wife of John, loving mother of Graeme and Steven and dearest grandma to Rosie and Callum. Funeral service to be held in All Saints' Church, Rudby 10.00 a.m. Monday, August 15, followed by cremation.
SMITH August 6 (passed away peacefully), formerly of 90 Byerley Road, Shildon. Sarah Elizabeth (nee Dunn), aged 90 years, dearly loved wife of the late Fred, a much loved mother of Vincent, Sylvia and Ken, nana to Judith, Tim, Kenneth, Christopher, Rebecca and the late Paul, also great-grandmother to Lindsay, Catherine, Ben and Matthew. Friends please meet for service at Shildon Salvation Army at 2.00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, followed by interment at Shildon Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in memory to The Salvation Army.
SPEDDING August 5 (suddenly at home), of Southland Gardens, Shildon. Ron, aged 80 years, dearly beloved husband of the late Kathleen, devoted father of Linda and a dear father-in-law of Wilf, a much loved granda to Andrew and Robert, also a dearest great-granda to Rebecca and a dear brother of Reg. Interment Friday, August 12 in Shildon Cemetery following a service in St. Thomas R.C. Church, Shildon at 12.00 noon. Friends please meet at church.
SPOONER (nee Sherrington) August 7 (peacefully), of Skipton Close, Ferryhill. Beatrice (Betty), aged 75 years, a very dear wife of Robert (Bob), dearest daughter of the late James and Mary, daughter-in-law of the late Stephen and Eva, also a dear sister, aunt, great-aunt and a very dear friend of Angela, Colin and families. Would friends please meet for service in St. Luke's Church, Ferryhill on Friday, August 12 at 9.15 a.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Donations, if desired, to Bishop Auckland General Hospital
ST JULIEN Peacefully on August 9, of Hawthorne Terrace, Shotton Colliery. Robert, aged 76 years, a dearly loved husband of the late Norah (nee Freear) and much loved dad of David and Colin and a dear father-in-law of Gail and Maria, also a devoted grandad of Peter, John, Mathew, Georgina, Hannah and Natania. Friends please meet on Monday at 9.30 a.m. for service at St. Saviour's Church, cremation to follow 10.30 a.m. at Durham Crema-torium. Enquiries to Ivan Cochrane Funeral Director. Tel. (0191) 5862136.
STEPHENSON August 11, of Bell Meadow, Brandon. Marjorie Jane, aged 84 years, beloved wife of the late Anthony and a much loved mother, mother-in-law, gran and great-gran and partner of John. Service and cremation Durham Crematorium Monday 2.30 p.m. Friends please meet at the Crematorium.
STEVENS (Shildon) August 4 (in hospital). Joyce, aged 79 years, beloved wife of the late Charles Stevens, loving mother to Ian, Gordon, Geoffrey and Mark and a treasured nanna loved by Lynne, also a dear sister and aunt. Friends please meet at Durham Crematorium on Thurs-day, August 11 at 9.30 a.m. for funeral service and afterwards at Joyce's home.
STIRKE On August 7, peacefully in hospital, of Fort Mayne, Newton-le-Willows. Anne Vivian (Nancy), aged 97 years, beloved wife of the late Ted, dearly loved mother and mother-in-law to Jeffrey and Anne, much loved nana to Peter and Suzanne and Richard and Janet and to her great-grandchildren Phillippa, Timothy, Laurence and Matthew. Funeral service and interment at St. Patrick's Church, Patrick Brompton on Thursday, August 11 at 2.00 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to be shared between Church Funds and Hillcrest Nursing Home (plate in church). Friends please meet at the church.