Obituaries, May 9th 2012

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A C Williams

Hundleton

The death occurred on April 3rd of Alan Williams.

Alan was born at Wallaston Green in 1943, moving to Hundleton, where he lived the rest of his life.

He started working at Texaco when it first opened in 1964 and remained there until his retirement in 1996.

In 1966 he married Marcelle and they had two children Richard and Many and one of his lifes pleasures was his granddaughter Cerys coming to stay.

Another of his loves was his garden and Hundleton Football Club, where he was a loyal member for over 40 years he will be sadly missed.

The funeral was held at Gilead Chapel followed by internment.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners are Marcelle (wife); Richard (son); Mandy and Rick (daughter and son-in-law); Cerys (granddaughter); Shirley (sons partner); John and Hilary (brother and sister-in-law); Pearl and Colin (sister and brother-in-law); Jasmin and Darwel, Astra and Raymond, Yvonne and Phillip (sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law) plus nephews and nieces.

The bearers were Richard (son), Rick (son-in-law), Mark, Jonathan and Phillip (nephews) and David Callan (family friend).

There were family flowers only with donations for the HDU Withybush Hospital to John Williams ‘Ashford’ Hundleton, Pembroke.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by John Roberts and Son, Pembroke Dock.

Mr Peter Geoffrey Wilson

Waterston

Mr Peter Geoffrey Wilson of Main Road, Waterston passed away on April 3rd at Withybush Hospital. He was 83.

As a native of Plymouth, Devon he started work at the age of 14 in Milford Dry Docks as a boiler maker/plater for many years. He also worked for Hayes Pembroke Dock, local oil refineries and was working at the Gulf Refinery when the big fire broke during building.

He retired due to ill health.

His main interests included gardening before illness, he loved to watch darts and cricket and once was captain of Waterston Dart Team. He attended St Clement’s Church, Neyland.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners are Betty (wife); Geoffrey and Judith (son and daughter-in-law); Helen and Mino (daughter and son-in-law); Louisa and Anrew (granddaughter and husband); Steven and Felicity (grandson and girlfriend); Hayley and Natalie (granddaughters); Oliver and Ffion (great grandchildren). Unable to attend Sheila and Jack Watts (sister and brother-in-law); Mervyn and Marjory (brother and sister-in-law).

The service was held at St Clement’s Church, Neyland followed by internment at Honeyborough Cemetery, Neyland and was officiated by Rev Alan Chadwick.

The bearers were Geoffrey Wilson (son); Steven Collier (grandson); Andrew Davies (grandson-in-law); Mino Castro (son-in-law).

Donations in lieu of flowers for the ACDU and Ward 12, Withybush Hospital c/o Geoffrey Wilson, 17 Church Road, Llanstadwell, Neyland, Milford Haven.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Tom Newing and Sons Ltd, Milford Haven.

Mr George Vincent Davies

Hakin

Mr George Vincent Davies of St Annes Drive, Hakin passed away at his home on April 11th. He was 86.

As a native of Hakin he served in the merchant navy from the age of 17.

His first ship was blown up but he returned to sea and was present at the Anzio landings and served in the Pacific. He later worked on the trawlers with his father-in-law, Harry Thompson. In 1960 he was appointed as a process operators at Esso, where he worked until his retirement in 1982. He was predeceased by his wife Joan in 2010.

He was a very devoted family man and took great interest in his six grandchildren.

He enjoyed gardening and was very adept at DIY.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners are Michael and Caroline Davies (son and daughter-in-law); Susan and John Haughey (daughter and son-in-law); Matthew Haughey and Jenny Hawthorn (grandson and fiance); Daniel, Christopher and Andrew Haughey (grandsons); Charles Davies (grandson); Cassandra Davies (granddaughter); Jean Seago (sister-in-law); Jill, David, Karima and Phillip West (niece and family) and many other family and friends too numerous to mention.

The funeral service was held at Parc Gwyn and was officiated by Rev William Lewis.

The bearers were Matthew, Daniel, Christopher and Andrew Haughey, Charles Davies (grandsons).

There were family flowers only with donations in lieu to The Paul Sartori Foundation, 31 Haven Road, Haverfordwest.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Tom Newing and Sons Ltd, Milford Haven.

Mr Allen William Burton

Monkton

The death occurred on April 13th of Mr Allen William Burton of Marshall Road, Monkton at his home. He was 60.

He served in the 13th/18th Royal Hussars in Northern Ireland, Germany and Warminster.

Originally from Barnsley, Yorkshire, he worked for Cambrian Windows as a factory operative.

His main interests were football, cricket and darts and he was a lifelong Barnsley FC and England fan.

He enjoyed travelling the world, especially Egypt and Sri Lanka.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners are Siobhan Burton (wife); Louise and Ben Edwards (daughter and son-in-law); Leigh Burton (daughter); Kelly and Matthew Goodman (daughter and son-in-law); Matthew Burton (son); Paige Walsh, Josh Goodman, Taliesin Edwards, Logan Goodman and Lucas Goodman (grandchildren); Sylvia, Doreen, June, Iris, Keith and David (brothers and sisters), plus many other family members too numerous to mention.

The service was held at Monkton Priory Church followed by internment at Monkton Cemetery and was officiated by Rev Paul Nash.

The bearers were Leigh Burton, Matthew Burton, Ben Edwards and Matthew Goodman.

Readings and tributes were by Louise Edwards and Kelly Goodman.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Asthma Research UK c/o Graham Thomas, 34 Charles Thomas Avenue, Pembroke Dock.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by E C Thomas and Son, Pembroke Dock.

Mr Frank Ivor Thomas (Frankie)

Whitland

It is with great sadness that we report the sudden death of Frank Ivor Thomas (Frankie) of Spring Gardens, Whitland on January 18th at the age of 67.

He was born in Southend-on-Sea and moved to Laugharne at a very young age. It was in Laugharne that his passion for buses started. Whilst he was still in Primary School he would clean buses for Mr Tudor Williams (senior) and then gradually worked his way up to being a mechanic and was recognised by the Traffic Commissioner, Cardiff.

It was whilst working with Pioneer Coaches that he met and married Liz. They had two children Timothy and Lorraine.

After being with Pioneer Coaches for numerous years the family then moved to Whitland where Frankie went on to work at Lewis Coaches and Taf Valley Coaches.

He was an extremely popular character and a devoted family man.

His funeral was held on January 25th at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth where a large gathering of family and friends attended. The service at the house and crematorium was officiated by Rev Faulkner.

The chief mourners were Liz (wife); Tim and Sarah (son and daughter-in-law); Lorraine (daughter); Doris (mother); Ryan and Kalisha, Gemma, Daniel, Callum, Chloe and Jessica (grandchildren); David and Dorren, Stephen and June, Paul and Bethan (brothers and sisters-in-law); Susan and Stevie (sister and brother-in-law); Keith and Eiddwen (brother-in-law and sister-in-law); Dilys and Edgar (aunt and uncle, also present were nephews, nieces and cousins too numerous to mention.

Unable to attend were family from Southend-on-Sea.

The bearers were Ryan (grandson); Keith and Stevie (brothers-in-law); Gavin (nephew); Elvet and Lionel (work colleagues).

Donations in lieu of flowers were made towards Meddygfa Taf, Whitland.

The funeral arrangements were undertaken by Glanmor Davies Evans.

Eleanor Catherine Morris (Kathleen)

Letterston

Eleanor Catherine Morris (Kathleen) was held at Saron Chapel, Letterston on March 2nd followed by burial at Saron Cemetery.

Kathleen was 87 years old and passed away peacefully at her home with Randall, her husband of 69 years, and close family be her side.

She had been unwell for 15 months after suffering a stroke.

The family will sadly miss Kathleen’s warm smile, kind heartedness and sense of humour.

Kathleen was born in Station Road, Letterston, the daughter and Charles Lewis, she spent her whole life in the village except for ten years. She married Randall Morris when she was just 18 years old, and Randall was serving in the Royal Marines based in Scapaflow, Scotland during the early part of the war. Kathleen worked at RNAD Trecwn during the war until her children were born.

Kathleen and Randall moved to Little Newcastle where they ran the Swan Inn. Her life was devoted to her husband, children, grandchildren and families.

Kathleen had been well cared for by doctors and nurses in Withybush Hospital and at home by Pembrokeshire Care and Corban Care.

She leaves behind her beloved husband Randall; Tony and Mair (son and daughter-in-law); Margaret and Ray (daughter and partner); Dainville (husband of her late daughter Jane), plus great grandchildren and great great granddaughter.

The bearers were her four grandsons Robert Davies, Wyn and Meurig Morris and Timothy Rees.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Paul Jenkins and Son, Fishguard.

Mrs OAH Johns

Monkton

Olga Aletha Hannah Johns of Monkton, Pembroke died at home on March 20th.

She was predeceased by her husband Aubrey and daughter Alethea.

Olga lived in Monkton all her life where she met her husband and had three children Alethea, Glenys and Richard.

Her main interests were her family and Monkton Priory Church. She worked for many years at Browns Café, Pembroke.

She leaves to mourn Glenys Tucker (daughter); Richard and Julia (son and daughter-in-law); Geoff Thomas (son-in-law); Julia, Stella, Angela, Rachel, Andrew, Jane, Simon, Owain, Rhys and Cerys (grandchildren) and 22 great grandchildren; Marion and Bill Penfold (sister and brother-in-law) and many other family members and friends.

The bearers were Simon Tucker, Owain and Rhys Johns (grandsons); Lloyd Kenniford, Louis and Liam Price (great grandsons).

Unable to attend were grandson Andrew and family in Australia and granddaughter Angela and family.

The service was held at Monkton Priory on March 29th officiated by Rev Paul Nash and assisted by Rev Martin Cox with a tribute by her grandson Owain followed by internment at Monkton Cemetery.

There were family flowers only but if desired donations in lieu for Monkton Priory Church Restoration Fund may be sent to the funeral directors John Roberts and Son, 51 Bush Street, Pembroke Dock.

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