Mr G Doney

East Williamston

MR GRAHAM Doney, of Green Meadow Close, East Williamston, passed away peacefully at Withybush Hospital on Tuesday January 23.

He was 68.

A native of Liverpool, he had made Pembrokeshire his home for many years.

A career in teaching took him first to Jamaica with Voluntary Service Overseas, which is where he met his wife Mina.

They recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

Five years at a school on the Bahamian island of Andros followed and then many more years in the capital, Nassau. On returning to the UK he worked locally as a primary school teacher, first on supply and then full time at Penally.

He rose to the post of acting head until the school’s closure, when he transferred to Angle VC School as headmaster.

Many generations of children, who affectionately called him ‘Mr. D’, will be forever grateful for his inspired teaching and wise guidance.

Graham was a man who had many talents and wide interests. He could turn his hand to practical home renovation, car restoration and the finer points of computing.

He took up dinghy racing some years ago and was a member of Tenby Sailing Club. He had recently joined a pottery course.

Graham was much involved in local events and served as a trustee of East Williamston Community and Hall Association. He researched details of equipment to improve the hall facilities and offered sound practical advice on maintenance.

He was first and foremost, however, a loving and committed family man, always involved in helping and guiding his children in every way possible and immensely proud of them and of his wife Mina.

Close friends were welcomed into his life as extended family members, with the warmth and generosity of spirit which were characteristics of his kind nature.

Graham leaves to mourn his wife Mina; mother Doris; daughters Janine and Jenna and son Elliot; sister Averil and grandson Rudy; as well as sons-in-law Matty and Alex; brother-in-law George; nephews Graham and David and countless close friends.

The funeral took place in St. Nicholas Church, Penally, on Friday February 9 and was followed by interment in Tenby cemetery.

The service was officiated by Rev John Morgan, the lesson read by Ruth Arnold, and eulogies were given by Rev. Bernard Arnold, Greg Lampkin, Julie Mathias, Nan Dowell and Jennie McIntosh.

The bearers were Elliot Doney, Alex Kesterson, Tommy D’ortez, Sunny Dhillon, Doug McIntosh and Anthony Ratcliff.

The refreshments, held in East Williamston Hall, afforded an opportunity for family and friends, several of whom had travelled long distances to be present, to exchange reminiscences of the life of a man who was held in very high regard by everyone who knew him.

There were family flowers only but donations in memory may be sent to the funeral directors W & M.J Rossiter and Sons Ltd., The Old Rectory, The Norton, Tenby SA70 8AB, or Landsker House, 21 Station Road, Narberth, SA67 7DR.

Cheques should be made out to ‘East Williamston Community and Hall Association’, a charity in which Graham was heavily involved and which also maintains Jubilee Park and Nature Trail, where classes of children are taken to enjoy open air lessons in rural surroundings.

Mrs E T Harries


MRS ELIZABETH Harries known as Betty of Picton Road, Hakin passed away on January 20 at Withybush Hospital at the age of 68.

The funeral took place at Rehobeth Church, Hakin on January 30 followed by interment at Milford Cemetery.

The principal mourners were David (husband); Rachel Jenkins (daughter); Amanda and Philip Brickle (daughter and son-in-law); Martyn Harries and Andrea Money (son and partner); Ebony, Leah and Paige Harries; Iestyn and Lowri Jenkins and Sinead Brickle (grandchildren).

The bearers were Martyn Harries (son); Philip Brickle (son-in-law); Steven Bacon (brother-in-law); Roy Dawes (family friend).

The service was officiated by the Rev Martyn Evans and the funeral arrangements were carried out by Tom Newings and Son Ltd, of Milford Haven.

Mr G W Hancock


THE FUNERAL took place at Bethesda Congregational Chapel, Llawhaden, of Mr Glanville William Hancock, Penllwyn Farm, Bethesda, Narberth, whose death occurred peacefully at Withybush Hospital on Saturday January 13 at the age of 76.

Glanville was born at Tregaret, Clynderwen. He was the eldest son of the late William and May Hancock.

The family moved to live at Millin Farm, the Rhos, but returned to Bethesda in 1943 to farm at Penllwyn. He attended Brynconin School, Llandissilio, and the Secondary Modern school in Haverfordwest.

He enjoyed maths and woodwork at school, and was successful in the Urdd Eisteddfod at Bala in 1954, where he won a competition for making a footstool.

After leaving school, he decided to work on the farm with his parents. His main interest was farming and keeping farm records.

He joined Llawhaden YFC and was the chairman of the club in 1964-5. He took part in many competitions, and was successful in folk dancing and stock judging.

His gift in stock judging came in useful when buying cows for the farm. He also had success in the local shows, entering competitions with fatstock, cattle, sheep and crops.

He milked mostly Friesian cows for 60 years before he retired due to ill health in 2016.

He very much enjoyed going to the mart regularly, buying and selling cows, and meeting his friends there as well as in farm sales, demonstrations and the county show.

Glanville and his brother Melville, shared a passion in Massey Ferguson tractors. Their fleet of tractors was featured as a double page spread in the Classic Tractors magazine.

Glanville enjoyed working on the land, ploughing and preparing the ground for seeding and in the summer and autumn, harvesting the crops.

He was always appreciative of friends who came to help and took an interest on the farm.

Glanville will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

The family left to mourn are Mauville Hancock (sister), Melville Hancock (brother), Bronville Mason (sister) and Ellen Mason (niece).

The bearers were Brian Twose, Dyfrig Thomas, Wyn Harries, Gareth Griffiths, Irfon Davies and Richard Morgan.

A service was held at the house for the aforementioned followed by a public service at the chapel, both taken by Rev. Chris Rees and Rev. Hywel Brown.

The organist was Mr John S Davies.

Flowers for the house were given by Mr and Mrs Mike Edwards, Mr and Mrs Gareth Griffiths and Miss Lucy Evans. Flowers for the chapel were given by Ellen Mason and Sean Ferguson.

Interment took place at the chapel’s cemetery.

There were family flowers only, but donations can be made to Bethesda Chapel, Llawhaden, courtesy of Ken and Lynys Davies and Sons, Funeral Directors, Blaenwern, Clynderwen, who also carried out the funeral arrangements.

Mrs D E West


DAPHNE ELISABETH West of Westaway Drive, Hakin, passed away peacefully on January 18 at Park House Court Nursing Home, Tenby, after a short illness.

She was 91 years of age.

Daphne was born and raised in Whitchurch, Cardiff where she went to school. She then joined the Wrens as a radio mechanic.

Whilst in the Wrens, based at Crail in Scotland, she met her future husband Tony. They married in 1948 and had three children.

When Tony left the navy, they moved to Hakin, where Daphne lived for over sixty years.

She worked part time for 23 years as a clerical assistant at Hakin Junior School.

Daphne was an extremely keen gardener. She was the founder member of the Hakin Junior School Gardening Club, and participated in the annual shows, gave talks at meetings, and was a committee member, and at one time, was chairperson.

Daphne was predeceased by her husband Tony, who passed away in July 2007. She leaves to mourn David and Jill West (son and daughter-in-law); Heather and Paul Kilbourne (daughter and son-in-law); Ceri and Gerald Bright (daughter and son-in-law), also five grandchildren Rebecca, Anna, John, Phillip and Sian, and four great grandchildren Huw, Elliot, Mylo and Leo.

The funeral service was held at St Mary's Church, Herbrandston on February 6, followed by cremation at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth. Rev Andy Bookless officiated at the funeral service, assisted by Rev Bill Lewis a neighbour of Daphne. The bearers were Paul Kilbourne, Gerald Bright (sons-in-law); John Bright (grandson) and James Houghton (granddaughter's husband).

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Tom Newing and Son, Milford Haven. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to The Paul Sartori Foundation, Paul Sartori House, Winch Lane, Haverfordwest.