SMALLEY November 20 (peacefully at her daughter's home), of West Cornforth, formerly of Bowburn. Sheila, aged 72 years, beloved wife of the late Tommy, a dearly loved mother of Mary and mother-in-law to And-rew. Funeral Thursday, November 24. Will friends please meet at 10.00 a.m. for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium.
SPEDDING November 17, of Bishop Auckland. Mary, a very dear friend and good neighbour. Will friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium at 1.15 p.m. on Friday, November 25.
THOMPSON November 17 (peacefully in hospital), of Brandon. Noreen (nee Graveling), aged 83 years, beloved wife of Robert, devoted and much loved mother of Les, Lorraine, Sylvia (Sall) and Raymond, a dearly loved mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral Wednesday, November 23. Will friends please meet at 1.30 p.m. for service in St. Andrew' Church, followed by interment in Meadowfield Cemetery.
TOWERS November 19, in hospital after a short illness of Northallerton. Kenneth, aged 71 years, dearly beloved husband of June, loving father of David and Sharon, father-in-law of Mark and Sue and a dearest grandad of Marie and Paul. Funeral service and cremation to take place at Darlington Crematorium on Monday, November 28 at 2.15 pm. Family flowers only. Donations if wished may be given to Macmillan Nurses.
VANDENBERG November 17, of Wood-side, Witton Park. Irene (Rene, nee Ferguson), aged 85 years, beloved wife of the late Robert, devoted mam of Bobby and Anne, a dear mother-in-law, a much loved and loving nana and great-gran, also a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Cortege to leave her daughter's residence at 10.20 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23 for service in St. Paul's Church, Witton Park at 10.30 a.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Will friends please meet at the Church.
WILKINSON Digby Raymond died November 14, at Abbey Care Village, Scorton after a long illness, formerly of Brompton, Leyburn and late of Noble Fuels. Beloved husband of the late Irene and a dear father and grandfather. Funeral service to be held at St. Thomas Church, Brompton at 2.30 p.m., on Monday, November 21, followed by cremation at Darlington Crematorium. Family flowers only.
WILSON November 18, peacefully in Whorlton Grange Residential Care Home, Whorlton, Barnard Castle (formerly of Ingl-eton). Ivy Amelia, aged 82 years, dearly beloved wife of the late James Arthur Wilson, a very much loved mum of Neville, Judith, Yvonne, Malcolm and Melvyn, a dear mother-in-law and a very loving gran and great-gran. Will friends please meet for service in St. Mary's Church, Staindrop on Thursday, November 24 at 11.30 a.m., followed by interment. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu for the R.N.I.B. Donations specifically for this charity in memory of Ivy must not be left in Church but sent c/o John Wise Funeral Service, 16 Stainton Village, Barnard Castle DL12 8RB or handed to any member of the family.
WOOD November 20 (peacefully at home), of Kepwick, Thirsk. Leslie, aged 80 years, beloved husband of Anne, dear brother to Alice and Eric also uncle and great-uncle. The funeral service will be held at All Saints' Church, Nether Silton on Thursday, November 24 at 11.00 a.m., followed by interment. Would friends please meet at the Church.
WYNNE November 19 (peacefully after a short illness) at Acorn Grange Nursing Home. Mary (nee Harrod), aged 75 years, loving mother of David, grandmother of Lyndsey, Leeanne, Caroline and Tanya, a much loved friend of Gordon and Amanda, also a dear sister and aunt. Funeral Friday, November 25. Will friends please meet at 2.30 p.m. for service in St. Mary's Church, Coxhoe, followed by interment in the Churchyard.
ALDERSON On November 22, Lily, aged 92 years, of Gayle, wife of the late Rev'd. James Alderson. Funeral service at Gayle Chapel, Friday, December 9 at 2.00 p.m., followed by interment at Hawes Methodist Cemetery. Friends please meet at chapel. All enquiries to Jack Thompson, Funeral Director. Tel (01969) 663473.
ALLISTON November 26 (peacefully in hospital), of Chilton. Brian, aged 60 years, loving husband of Eileen and a dearly loved dad, granda, father-in-law and brother. Would friends please meet at Durham Crematorium Thursday for a service and committal at 11.00 a.m. No flowers by request.
ATTLE December 1 (peacefully after a long illness), of Woodland View, West Rainton. Doreen, aged 77 years, a devoted and beloved mam, mother-in-law, nana and great-nan. Would friends please meet for service at St. Mary's Church, West Rainton on Thursday, December 8 at 12.45 p.m., prior to cremation at Durham Crematorium.
BARR On November 24, 2005, peacefully, in South Africa. Hilda May, wife of the late William Barr of Brompton-on-Swale.
BECKWITH November 26 (peacefully at home). Lilian Doreen, aged 83 years, of Hundens Lane, Darlington, a dearly loved mam of Joe, June and Diane, mother-in-law of Margaret, also a devoted grandma. Funeral Friday, December 2. Would friends please meet 9.45 a.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium.
BEDELL Suddenly, on Tuesday, November 15. Steven, aged 47 years, much loved husband of Lynne (nee Byers) and devoted father of Alis and Ben. His life was celebrated on Tuesday, November 22. Donations may be sent to the Welsh Rugby Union Charitable Trust.
BELL November 24 (peacefully in her sleep), at Bannatyne Lodge, Peterlee, late of Wheatley Hill. Freda Ramsay (nee Patterson), aged 69 years, dearly loved mam of Graham, Alison and Neville, dearest mother-in-law of Sandra and Will, a much loved grandma of Colin, Daniel, Gemma, Liam, Robyn, Niall and Tara, also a dear aunt of Shirley and David. Cortege leaving her daughter's residence Thursday at 12.20 p.m. Friends please meet at All Saints' Church, Wheatley Hill for service at 12.30 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham.
BENTHAM November 25 (suddenly), of Williamson Square, Wingate. June, aged 66 years (nee Edwards), beloved wife of the late Raymond and the late Lawrence, dearly loved mother of Alison, dearest mother-in-law of Brian, loving grandma of Judith, much loved great-grandma of Daniel. Cortege leaving 10 Coronation Road Monday at 12.30 p.m. Friends please meet at Holy Trinity Church for service at 12.35 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham.
BLAKEMORE November 27, in Craigarran Nursing Home, Trimdon Station (after a long illness bravely borne), of Luke Avenue, Cassop. Lawrence, aged 76 years, beloved husband of Margaret, a dear father of Margaret, father-in-law to Ralph and grandad to Mariesa and Richelle. Will friends please meet for service at Cassop Methodist Church on Monday, December 5 at 10.15 a.m., followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium. Family flowers only please, with donations kindly accepted for the Macmillan Nurses Fund care of the family.
BOX Audrey (nee Stott), peacefully after a long illness on November 27, at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home. Audrey, aged 81 years, formerly of Fishburn and Trimdon Village. wife of the late Stephen Henry, mother of Catherine, Dianne and the late Michael, a dear grandmother and great-grandmother and sister of Eileen. Funeral service and cremation at Carmountside Crema-torium, Milton, Stoke-on-Trent on Tuesday, December 6 at 11.00 a.m. Will all relatives and friends kindly meet at the Crematorium. Flowers and enquiries to Joseph Lymer. Tel (01782) 202270.
BRADY November 26 (in hospital). Michael Joseph, aged 36 years, of Darlington. A devoted husband of Tracy, a treasured dad of Hayley, Dean, Guy, Tara and Declan, a loving son of Olga, also brother of Terry. Funeral Tuesday, December 6. Would friends please meet 11.00 a.m. for service at St. John's Church, prior to interment in the East Cemetery. No mourning clothes please by request.
BRANSDEN Brancepeth (Durham) Peacefully in hospital, on November 28, Pauline, aged 62 years, the beloved wife of Brian. Pauline will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Friends please meet at St. Brandon's Church, Brancepeth on Monday, December 5 at 12.00 noon for service prior to interment in St. Brandon's Churchyard. By request, family flowers only, donations if desired, to Cancer Research U.K., Lambton House, 6 Lambton Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE2 4RX.
BROCKLEY On November 29, peacefully at Stanton Hall Nursing Home. Doreen, aged 82 years, of Newton Aycliffe, dearly beloved wife of the late Tom, much loved mum of Marie, Anthony and Gerard, caring mother-in-law of Olaf, Cathy and Vicky, also a much loved grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral Monday, December 5. Would friends kindly meet for Requiem Mass at St Mary's Church, Newton Aycliffe at 12.00 noon. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if so desired, may be sent to St Teresa's Hospice, The Woodlands, 91 Woodland Road, Darlington DL3 7UA.
BROWN November 27 (suddenly but peacefully), of Horswell Gardens, Spennymoor. Jane (nee Spence), aged 81 years, beloved wife of Gordon, a dearly loved mother of Martin and his wife Jo, a much loved nanna to Chris and Simon and a dear sister of Madge. Would friends please meet in St. Paul's Church, Spennymoor Thursday for a service at 1.45 p.m., followed by private committal at Durham Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to 'The Anthony Nolan Trust', c/o Peter Finnigan, 40 Front Street, Wolsingham, DL13 3DD.
BRUCE Violet (nee Moyle) November 26, peacefully. Violet, aged 85 years, of Yohden Dene Nursing Home, Blackhall, formerly of Trimdon, dearly loved wife of the late Jasper, a dear mother, mother-in-law and grand mother. Friends please meet for service on Monday, December 5 at Durham Crematorium at 12.00 noon. No flowers by request.
CAPPLEMAN On November 29, peacefully in hospital. Mary, aged 84 years, of Aycliffe Village, dearly beloved wife of Walter, much loved mother of Annette, Patricia and Linda and adored gran and great-gran. Funeral Monday, December 5. Would friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 2.45 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if so desired, may be sent for the British Heart Foundation c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., 59a Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JR.
CARR November 26 (peace-fully in hospital) of York Hill, Spennymoor. Sandra (nee Bell), aged 49 years, beloved mother of Denis and Ann Marie, a much loved nanny of Katrina and Courtney and a dearly loved partner of Neil. Would friends please meet in St. David's Church Tudhoe Tuesday for a service at 12.50 p.m., followed by committal at Durham Crematorium.
CAYGILL Robert November 25, peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Mick, aged 77 years, much loved husband of Edna, a sadly missed dad, father-in-law and grandad. Service to take place on Wednesday December 7 in St. Alban's R.C. Church, Redcar at 10.00 a.m., followed by cremation at Teesside Crematorium. Family flowers only, by request.
CLARKE Margaret Ann (Peggy) November 28, in hospital, formerly of Ushaw Moor. Peggy (nee Turnbull), aged 85 years, a beloved wife of the late Frank, also a dear mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral service and cremation to be held on Wednesday at 2.00 p.m. in Durham Crematorium Chapel. Friends are kindly invited, please meet at the Crema-torium.
COOPER Christopher Andrew November 30 (late of Shotton Colliery). Chris, aged 39 years, dearly beloved brother of Leigh and Jean, son of Hazel and the late Jack. Cremation Durham Crematorium on Tuesday, December 6. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for service at the Crematorium at 12.00 noon. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu of flowers if so desired to the Winter Unit, Westcott Nursing Home, Peterlee c/o Mary Winter
COOPER Richard (Richie), aged 51 years, suddenly in hospital on November 28, of Westminster Road, Darlington. Dearly loved partner of Jeanie, much loved dad of Maureen, Kelvin, Bryan and Terry loving grandad and a dear brother. Funeral Tuesday, December 6. Friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium at 1.45 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu would be much appreciated in aid of Cystic Fibrosis and will be accepted by Whitehouse Funeral Service, 17 West Auckland Road, Darling-ton DL3 9EL. Tel (01325) 482999.