PRATT On March 25, of The Green, High Shincliffe. Stan, aged 92 years, beloved husband of Mary, much loved dad of Joyce and Rose and father-in-law of Keith and a dearly loved grandad of Louise, Andrew and Caitlin. Would friends please meet for service in St. Mary's Church, Shincliffe on Monday, April 7 at 2.15 p.m., prior to cremation at Durham.
RAINE March 27, of Attlee Estate, Tow Law. John George, aged 68 years, a beloved dad and granda, also a dear father-in-law and brother. Will friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium at 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu may be left at the crematorium for the I.T.U. at Darlington Memorial Hospital.
RICKARD Doreen April 1 (in hospital), of 51 Bewley Grove, Oakerside Park, Peterlee. Doreen, aged 58 years, a dearly beloved wife of Terry, a loving mother of Gary and Graeme, a dear stepmother, mother-in-law and gran, also a loving daughter, sister, auntie and daughter-in-law. Cremation Durham Crematorium Monday. Cortege leaving her son's residence, 25 Liddell Terrace, Wheatley Hill. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for service at St. Saviour's Church, Shotton at 11.15 a.m.
RILEY March 30, peacefully, in The Hawthorns Nursing Home, Peterlee. Neville, aged 82 years, beloved husband of the late Bunny, dearest brother of Ken and Sylvia, also a much loved uncle. Cortege to leave residence on Wednesday, April 9 at 10.50 a.m. Will friends please meet for service in St. Michael and All Angels' Church, Hawthorn Village at 11.00 a.m., to be followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if so desired, for Mercy Ships, c/o Lambs Funeral Service. Tel. (0191) 5261846.
ROBSON April 2, (suddenly at home), of Frank Street, Gilesgate, Durham, (late of Shadforth). Jenny, aged 95 years, beloved wife of the late Jim, dearly loved mother of Bernard and the late Francis, a dear mother-in-law of Pam and a devoted grandma of Paul, Dawn and Mark. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Monday at 3.30 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if so desired to, The MacMillan Nurses Fund, c/o, Lyn Preston, Locality Manager, General Hospital, Chester- le-Street, County Durham.
ROSS April 3, of Kenmir Court, Spennymoor. Edward (Eddie), aged 71 years, dearly loved son of the late Edward and Lillian, a very dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and friend. Would friends please meet at St. Paul's Church, Spennymoor on Wednesday at 10.45 a.m., for a service followed by private committal at Durham Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations, in lieu if desired, to be left in a collection plate at church for Tenlands Nursing Home.
RUTTER March 27 (suddenly), of Hundens Lane, Darlington. Peter, aged 53 years, a loving father and grandfather and a dear son, brother and uncle. Funeral Thursday, April 3. Will friends please meet for service 1.30 p.m. at St. John's Church, Darlington, prior to burial at the West Cemetery.
SAWDON March 30, of Darlington. Frank, aged 92 years, beloved husband of the late Lilian Florence, dearly loved father of Martin and Julia, dear father-in-law of Nesta and David, loving grandad of Lorraine, Marcus and Heather and special uncle to Roger and family. Funeral Monday, April 14. Friends please meet for service in The United Reform Church, Northgate at 10.45 a.m. followed by cremation at Darlington Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be sent for Cancer Research U.K. c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington. DL3 7JR.
SEARLE March 30, (at home), of Tempest Court, Darlington. Frank, aged 85 years, beloved husband of the late Margaret, dearly loved dad of Elaine, Christine and son-in-law Neville, devoted grandad of Jo, Hayley, Victoria and Kerry Ann. Funeral Tuesday. Would friends kindly meet for service in Northlands Methodist Church at 11.00 a.m. followed by interment North Cemetery. Flowers may be sent to Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington.
SHEPHERD March 30, at Barrington Lodge, Bishop Auckland, (late of Inglesgarth Court, Spennymoor). Mabel, aged 80 years, dearly loved wife of the late Norman, a much loved sister of Harold, Marion and Elizabeth and a dear aunt and great-aunt. Would friends please meet at The Bethel Independent Methodist Chapel, Low Spennymoor on Wednesday for a service at 1.30 p.m. followed by interment in York Hill Cemetery.
SHUTT April 2, (peacefully, in hospital), of Burnett Crescent, Kelloe, Durham. Joe, aged 75 years, beloved brother of Richard and nephew Richard and will be sadly missed by all of his family. Cortege to leave residence on Tuesday April 8, at 10.00 a.m. Friends please meet for service at St. Helen's Church, Kelloe at 10.10 a.m. followed by cremation at Durham.
SMITH March 26 (suddenly, in hospital), of High Faverdale Farm, Darlington (late of Meadowfield, Durham). Enid, aged 70 years, dearly loved wife of John, loving mother of Eden, Clary, Rachel, Gerard and Helen, fond grandmother of Adam, Hannah and Callula. Funeral took place on Tuesday, April 1 at Darlington Crematorium Chapel.
SMITH March 28 (peacefully, in hospital), of Barmpton Lane, Darlington. Kathleen Mary, aged 81 years, beloved wife of the late Kenneth, dearly loved mother of Pat and Shirley, a dear mother-in-law and much loved grandma of Adam, Fran, Jan and Colin. Funeral Thursday. Friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 2.45 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be sent for the Haematology Unit, Darlington Memorial Hospital.
SMITH March 29, of Woodlands Way, Hurworth Place. Fred Foster, aged 87 years, beloved husband of Marjorie (nee Lowe), dearly loved father of Peter, father-in-law of Deborah and loving grandad of Kelly and Marc. Funeral Thursday. Friends please meet for service in Hurworth Methodist Church at 1.00 p.m., followed by interment in Hurworth Cemetery.
SMITH Marjorie and family of the late Fred Smith would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for cards and flowers. Also thanks to doctors, Carewatch, staff of Ward 44, Darlington Memorial Hospital and Rev'd Margaret Smith.
SNAITH April 3, of Tudhoe Moor, Spennymoor. Sybil (nee Denton), aged 60 years, dearly loved wife of Keith, a precious and loving mam, mother-in-law, nan, sister and auntie. Would friends please meet at Durham Crematorium on Wednesday for a service and committal at 2.30 p.m Always in our hearts, will be sadly missed. Rest In Peace
SPEDDING February 24 (tragically), of Local Avenue, Sherburn Hill. Jenny (nee Crawford), aged 86 years, beloved wife of the late George, devoted and much loved mother of Mavis and mother-in-law of David, dearly loved by Stephen, Ian and Julie, dearest friend of Eileen. Friends please meet for service at Sherburn Hill Salvation Army Citadel on Friday, April 4 at 1.15 p.m. Cremation to follow. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Bone Marrow and Transplant 2000, R.V.I. Plate provided.
SPEDDING March 28, (in hospital), of Oswald Court, Durham. Alan, aged 69 years, dearly loved husband of Vivienne and loving dad of Julie, Steven and Tony, also a loving grandad. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Wednesday, April 2, at 10.30 a.m. No flowers please. Donations in lieu to, MacMillan Nurses, c/o, Stuart Wright Funerals, Gilesgate, Durham. All welcome after service to, The Prison Officers Club, Durham.
TALLENTIRE April 1 (suddenly), of Leekworth Gardens, Middleton-in-Teesdale. David, aged 54 years, dearly loved son of the late Ernest and Winnie, much loved brother of Colin, Kenneth, Gordon, Michael and Peter and a loving brother-in-law. Friends please meet for service and interment at St. Mary's Church, Middleton on Monday, April 7 at 11.30 a.m.
TAYLOR March 27 (suddenly), formerly of Malvern Crescent, Darlington. Stephen, aged 43 years, dearly loved son of the late Alan and Glenda, loving brother of Paul, Beverley, Gail and Jeanette, also a loving uncle to his nephews and nieces and a dear friend to all. Funeral Friday, April 4. Will friends please meet for service 11.00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Cockerton, prior to cremation at Darlington Crematorium. Floral tributes, if so desired, may be sent to Co-operative Chapels of Rest, Memorial House, 50 St. Cuthbert's Way. Darlington.
TEASDALE March 29 (suddenly), of East Parade, Bishop Auckland. Fred, aged 73 years, much loved husband of Pat, also a dearly loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Will friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium at 10.45 a.m. on Friday, April 4. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu may, if desired, be left at the crematorium for the Heart Foundation.
TEMPLE Mike, aged 61 years, of Malta (formerly of Durham), died suddenly on Saturday, March 22, whilst on holiday in South Africa. Beloved husband of Ann (nee Allen) and much loved dad of Margaret and Helen. Memorial Service to take place at Durham Crematorium on Monday, April 7 at 11.00 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the British Heart Foundation.
THOMPSON (nee Robinson) On March 29, peacefully in hospital, of Dean Bank, Ferryhill. Vera, aged 93 years, wife of the late Alec, a dear aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt. Friends please meet at The Baptist Church, Dean Bank for service on Friday, April 4 at 10.00 a.m., prior to private interment at Rock Road Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if so desired, to church funds.