MOONEY October 22 (after a short illness), of West Auckland. Jean (nee Howe), aged 77 years, dearly beloved wife of the late Robert, devoted mother of Valerie, John and Jill, a dearest gran of Alison, Claire, David, Emma, Robert and James and great-gran of Aimee, also a much loved sister of Marion and sister-in-law of Eddie. Cremation Monday October 31 at Darlington, following a service in the Crematorium Chapel at 11.00 a.m. Friends please meet at the Crematorium and will be welcome for a reception at The Eden Arms, West Auckland after the funeral.
MURTHICK On October 26, peacefully in hospital. Ray, aged 79 years, of Darlington, dearly beloved husband of the late Florrie, much loved dad of Kevin, dear father-in-law of Janet, adored grandad and great-grandad, also a special brother-in-law of Ethel and family (South Africa). Would friends please meet for service in the West Cemetery Chapel at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2, followed by cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired may be sent for the British Heart Foundation c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JR. Tel (01325) 465647.
NELSON On October 20 (suddenly). Joseph (Jos), aged 86 years, of Bradley, late of Silsden, the dearly beloved husband of the late Margaret, very dear father of Anne, father-in-law of Michael and dear friend of Dorothy. Funeral service will take place on Thursday, October 27 at St. James' Church, Silsden at 1.00 p.m., prior to private cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Yorkshire Air Ambulance or the Yorkshire Dales Macmillan Appeal, c/o Whitlock and Craven Funeral Directors, Clogbridge, Silsden, a plate will also be provided in church for this purpose.
OSWALD On October 19, suddenly on holiday, of 28 Malcolm Avenue, Quarrington Hill, Durham. Tommy, aged 64 years, devoted husband of Joyce and a much loved dad of Anthony. Sadly missed by all his family and friends. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Wednesday, November 2 at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to the British Heart Foundation. Plate provided.
OXLEY (nee Burnside) October 21, peacefully at home with her family by her side, following an illness fought with courage and faith, of The Paddocks, Gainford. Winifred (Wyn), adored wife of Ron, very much loved mum of John, Neil and Ann, dear mother-in-law of Chris, Karen and Mike, devoted gran of Tom, Baz, Katie and Tilly and beloved niece of Mary and Frances. Requiem Mass to celebrate Wyn's life to be held at St. Osmund's R.C. Church, Gainford on Friday at 10.00 a.m., followed by private cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be sent for the Macmillan Nurses, care of Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., 59a Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JR. No black clothing by request.
OXLEY Olive On October 25, of Mill Lane, Sherburn Village. Olive, aged 101 years, dearly beloved wife of the late Harry. Brian and Harry invite all who are able to meet at Parkinson Memorial Methodist Church, Sherburn Village at 12.00 noon on Thursday, November 3 to celebrate her life, followed by interment at Sherburn Village Cemetery. Bus provided from church. Buffet reception to be held at Hallgarth Manor, Pittington, all welcome. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu of flowers, if so desired, to St. Cuthbert's Hospice, Durham City, c/o East Durham Funeral Service, Peterlee. Tel. (0191) 5864322.
PERKINS October 21 (peacefully, in Cedar Lodge Nursing Home). Kitty, aged 85 years, a dearly loved wife of the late Jack, a loving mum of Janet and Dianne, much loved mother-in-law of Eric and Michael, also a devoted gran and great-gran. Funeral to be held on Friday, October 28. Would friends please meet 10.15 a.m. for service at the West Cemetery Chapel.
RAND October 25, of Dovedale Avenue, Sunnybrow. Mildred Alice (Milly), aged 79 years, beloved wife of the late Raymond, loving mother and mother-in-law of Kathleen and Alan, Gail and Peter, Lorraine and Terry, Raymond and Yvette, also a devoted nanna and great-nanna, sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Friends please meet for service at Sunnybrow Community Chapel on Saturday, October 29 at 10.30 a.m. Interment to follow. No flowers, by request. All are welcome afterwards for refreshments at Willington W.M.C.
RIDLEY October 22 (peacefully, in hospital), of Princes Street, Bishop Auckland. Mary (nee Litten), aged 46 years, dearly loved wife of Alan, devoted mother of Wayne, Gemma, Ryan and Adam also a dear sister and auntie. Interment Friday, October 28 in Bishop Auckland Ceme-tery. Cortege leaving residence at 10.50 am for a service in St. Anne's Church, Bishop Auckland at 11.00 a.m. Friends please meet at Church.
RIDLEY October 25 (peacefully in hospital), of 21 Commercial Street, Cornsay Colliery. Heather, aged 61 years, dearly loved wife of Denis, loving daughter of Arthur, sister to Christine and aunt to Nigel. Friends please meet for service at St. John's Church, Quebec on Tuesday, November 1 at 10.45 am. Cremation to follow. Afterwards all welcome to The Honest Lawyer, Croxdale. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to Cancer Research U.K. c/o Stuart Wright Funeral Service Ltd., 43 Front Street, Langley Park, Durham.
ROBINSON October 27, of The Meadows, Sedgefield (late of Wingate). Louie (nee Thorpe), aged 98 years. Beloved wife of the late Robert Fawcett, dearly loved mother of Peter, Barbara and the late William, dearest mother-in-law and a much loved grandmother and great-grandmother. Cortege leaving residence Wednesday at 1.00 p.m. Friends please meet at Holy Trinity Church, Wingate for service at 1.30 p.m. followed by interment at Station Town Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu would be appreciated for Franciska Willer Ward, Sedgefield Community Hospital, c/o, Barbara Robinson, to Speckmans Funeral Service, 25 Front Street, Wingate. TS28 5DD.
ROBSON October 24, of Bishop Auckland. Margaret, a dearly loved sister of John, Mary, Kathleen and Peter. Friends please meet for Requiem Mass in St. Mary's R.C. Church, Bishop Auckland on Tuesday, November 1 at 1.35 p.m., followed by interment in Bishop Auckland Town Cemetery.
ROWLAND October 23. Mary (nee Rigby), aged 68 years, of Peterlee, died peacefully in hospital. Devoted mother of Jacqueline, Rosemary and Rigby, loving sister of Winnie, a loving aunt, mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma. Will be sadly missed. Friends please meet at St Cuthbert's Church, Peterlee for service on Tuesday, November 1 at 12.30 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium at 1.30 p.m.
ROY October 26 (suddenly), of North Street, Spennymoor. Doreen Margaret (Dolly, nee Wells), aged 79 years, beloved wife of the late George Alexander, a dearly loved mam of Christine, Susan, David, Julie and Carole, a loving mother-in-law, a much loved nanna, great-nanna and a dear sister and sister-in-law. Would friends please meet in St. Paul's Church, Spennymoor Monday for a service at 9.00 a.m., followed by committal at Durham Crematorium. Who will be sadly missed by all.
SCARR October 26, suddenly, of Swan Street, Darlington. Thomas Dennison (Dennis), aged 72 years, dearly loved husband of Eileen, much loved dad of Denise, Lynn and David, dear father-in-law of Graham, Kevin and Yvonne, loving grandad of Clare, Michelle, Natalie and Danielle, great-grandad of Leigha and Caitlin, brother of Brian and will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral Friday. Friends please meet for service in St. John's Church at 11.00 a.m., followed by private cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be sent for the British Heart Foundation, c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., 59a Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JR.
SCHOFIELD Frank, aged 75 years, died on October 22 in Newcastle General Hospital, after a courageous battle against an illness bravely borne. A loving husband of Monica and a dearest father of Emma and Paul. Private funeral service to be held at All Saints' Church, Northallerton, followed by interment.
SHEPHERD John (Jack) On October 26 (peacefully, at home), in Thimbleby. John, aged 77 years. Beloved husband of Margaret and a loving father of Graham, Alison, Ruth and Robin, also a devoted grandfather. Funeral service to take place at St. Peter's Church, Osmotherley on Tuesday November 1, at 11.45 a.m. followed by private cremation. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if so desired to, The Respiratory and Cardiology Departments at The Friarage Hospital, Northallerton.
SHEPHERD October 24 (suddenly, at home), of Bishop Auckland (formerly of Witton Park). Jennifer (nee Stuart), aged 51 years, dearly loved wife of Alan and cherished mother of Mark and Darren, also a dear sister of Dennis, David, Ian, Terry, Jean and the late Lorna. Friends please meet for service at Bishop Auckland Methodist Church on Tuesday, November 1 at 9.00 a.m., followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium.
SHIMMON Ronald John On October 25, peacefully, after a long illness in Sedgefield Hospital. Ron, aged 67 years. Beloved husband of Val, dearly loved dad of Stephen, Gary, Kellie and Ronald, dear father-in-law of Jean and Joanne and devoted grandad of Lauren. Sweet is your memory, precious your name, deep in our hearts you will always remain.
SIMPSON October 15 (peacefully at home), of Old Cleatlam. Catherine (Kate), aged 96 years (nee Tunstall), formerly Brown. A loving mother of Maurice, Cliff (the late Wilf), Cecil, Jean, Wyn and Dorothy. Much loved mother-in-law, nana, great-nana and great-great-nana. Sadly missed by all family and friends. Would friends please meet for funeral service at St. Mary's Church, Staindrop on Wednesday, October 26 at 12.00 noon, followed by interment. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given in church to Church Funds.
SOLAN October 24, in hospital, of Vicarage Flats, Brandon. Philip, aged 76 years, beloved husband of the late Philomena and a much loved father, father-in-law and grandad. Would friends please meet for service in St. Patrick's R.C. Church on Saturday at 10.30 a.m., prior to interment in Meadowfield Cemetery. On whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy. R.I.P.
SOWERBY October 21, Violet Joyce, of Tetbury, Gloucester, formerly of County Durham, died in hospital, aged 85. Beloved wife of Wilfred Percy, loving mother, mother-in-law, nan and great gran. Funeral November 1, 1pm, at St Mary's Church, Tetbury, then to West Leigh Crematorium.
SOWERBY Violet Joyce, October 19, aged 85, of Tetbury, Gloucester, formerly of County Durham. Dearly loved wife of Wilfred Percy. Funeral details to follow.
SPEARMAN David On October 19, peacefully at home, with his family. David Spearman, aged 77 years, much loved husband of Elizabeth and beloved father of Katherine and Richard. Service at Holy Trinity Church, Ripon today, Friday, October 28 at 12.00 noon. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the League of Friends of Ripon Hospitals. A plate provided at the service.
STONLEY October 24 (in Greenfields Nursing Home, Newton Aycliffe), formerly of Ferryhill. Annie (Nancy), aged 89 years, beloved wife of the late Albert and also a loving sister and auntie. The funeral service will take place at 3.00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1 at Durham Crematorium. No flowers by request.
SUMMERILL Percival (Pop) October 22, of Croft House, Shotton (late of Tudor Court). Pop, aged 81 years, dearly beloved husband of the late Joyce, father of Alan, loving brother of Nancy and also a dear uncle. Cremation Durham Crematorium on Thursday, October 27. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for service at St. Saviour's Church, Shotton at 9.15 a.m. All enquiries to East Durham Funeral Service, Peterlee. Tel (0191) 5864322.
SURTEES October 24 (peacefully), in Lothian House, Spennymoor. Wilfred, aged 94 years, dearly loved husband of the late Elizabeth, father of Marion and Alan, grandfather of Kathryn and John, also a dear friend of Mary. Funeral Wednesday, November 2. Will friends please meet 1.30 p.m. for service and cremation at Durham.
SWINBURNE October 26 (suddenly, at home), of Kidd Avenue, Sherburn Village. Harold, aged 89 years, husband of the late Vera, beloved father of Pamela and the late Kenneth, a sadly missed father-in-law of Margaret and the late John, a treasured grandfather of Susan, Neil and Christine and great-grandfather of Kathy and Luke. Will friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Wednesday, November 2 at 11.00 a.m.
TENNANT October 17, Elisha, aged eight weeks, of Hilsdon Drive, Shildon. Darling daughter of Lynn and Stan, very dear sister of Jordan and Sinead, also a much loved granddaughter and niece. Will friends please meet for service in St. John's Church, Shildon on Friday, October 28 at 9.45 a.m., to be followed by interment in Bishop Auckland Town Cemetery.
TIMMINS Margaret Zara (Peggy, nee Appleby), aged 89 years, of Middleton Tyas, formerly of Belmont and Houghton-le-Spring, died peacefully at Rosedale Nursing Home, Catterick Garrison on October 24. Beloved wife of the late George, much loved and precious mother of Pat and Lib and dear mother-in-law to Vic. Funeral service at Scorton Methodist Chapel on Wednesday, November 2 at 1.30 p.m., followed by private cremation. Friends please meet at the chapel. Family flowers only please. If desired, donations may be given on the plate provided in the chapel for Sharecare.