Mr D Fox Lewis


Mr David Fox Lewis passed away peacefully at Withybush hospital on October 10 with his wife Marjorie and daughters Amanda and Nicola at his bedside.

David was 71 years.

Born in Sketty, Swansea, David was the eldest son of the late Glyn and Rita Lewis. He had a younger brother Ernie and they grew up in Hawthorn Rise, Haverfordwest.

David attended Barn Street school for boys, Fenton CP and The Secondary Modern in Haverfordwest. He left school and worked for the family business D O Lewis and Sons, Agricultural Merchants. He later worked as a salesman for Lyons Cakes, Ideal Bakery and Celtic Flowers.

David and his wife Marjorie married in 1969 in Johnston church. They set up home initially in Haverfordwest and later moved to Brickhurst Park, Johnston, which was the family home for over 40 years.

David’s interests revolved around his love for his family. He had two daughters, Amanda and Nicola whom he was immensely proud of and three grand children Kyla, Kieran and Carwyn who he doted on. David also enjoyed following his favourite football team Chelsea, supporting Wales play rugby, watching Formula 1 racing, listening to music and going on holidays with his family.

David was hardworking. He was a kind, caring and proud family man. He was a loving Husband to Marjorie, a devoted Dad to Amanda and Nicola and a treasured Bampy to Kyla, Kieran and Carwyn. He was adored by his whole family and will be greatly missed.

The service was held on October 19 at Johnston Church and the interment at City Road Cemetery. The officiating minister was Fr Marcus Zipperlen and the bearers were Paul Owen (son-in-law); Paul Morris (son-in-law); Richard Sanders (nephew) and Christopher Sanders (nephew).

The family left to mourn are Marjorie Lewis (wife); Amanda and Paul Owen (daughter and son -in –law); Nicola and Paul (daughter and son-in-law) Kyla Owen, Kieran Owen and Carwyn Morris (grand children); Ernie Lewis (brother) together with his many nephews, nieces and close family.

There was a wide array of family and friend flowers. Donations in memory of David may be sent to Mr M Davies c/o Victoria Bookshop, Haverfordwest for the British Lung Foundation. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Roy Folland & Son of Haverfordwest.

Mr N Pryce-Jones


Local businessman and International Clay Target Shooting personality, Mr Neville Pryce-Jones of County Sports, Haverfordwest passed away peacefully at his home on October 9 aged 87.

Neville was born in Brecon on October 8, 1931 and brought up in St Fagans during the war.

He moved to Pembrokeshire with his parents to farm at Mounton near Crosshands in the 1950s.

He went to South Wales Baptist College, Cardiff from 1956-9 and on completion of his degree, had a call to Beulah English Baptist Church but he didn’t feel it was right for him at the time.

He married Mavis on October 22, 1960 at Bethesda Baptist Church, Narberth and they settled in a bungalow in Kilgetty.

At that time, he was working in the motor trade for Rootes but shortly after Neville trained as a teacher in Trinity College, Carmarthen and taught English and History at Narberth Grammar School.

Neville and Mavis then made their home at Guys Villas, Saundersfoot where their daughter Heidi was born in 1963. Neville developed a keen interest in shooting and set up a clay target shooting ground at Templeton airfield and sold shotguns and cartridges from their home trading as County Shooting Supplies.

In 1965 Neville and Mavis made the brave decision to purchase 3 Old Bridge, Haverfordwest to expand County Shooting Supplies and open a gunsmith and workshop.

Over the next few years they began to stock fishing tackle, country sports equipment and later expanded to include most sports and water sports.

County Sports has been a prominent part of Haverfordwest for over 50 years through Neville’s and Mavis’ loving leadership and the many comments by the staff and customers are testament to this.

Through Neville’s passions of shooting and fishing, he had many wonderful experiences.

As one of Great Britain’s top clay target shooting personalities, he ran an International Shooting ground at Deep Lake, Haverfordwest, and was the founder member of the Pistol Club which was initially based at the Drill Hall, Haverfordwest.

Neville’s competitive shooting and subsequent managerial roles and technical duties took him all over the world. For many years, he was Great Britain’s Shooting Team Manager for the World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games, was also a long-standing International Clay Target Shooting Judge and was the President of the British International Clay Target Shooting Federation and Chairman of the European Shooting Federation.

Neville loved to organise annual Fishing Tackle Shows which were held at the beginning of the Fishing Season.

These shows were so popular, fishermen would travel hundreds of miles to attend.

County Sports is still going strong and, it is without doubt due to the wealth of knowledge and experience Neville has passed on over the years.

Although Neville didn’t join the Baptist ministry full time, he frequently ministered throughout the county and regularly at Gilgal Baptist Church, Pembroke Dock.

Many individuals and families are indebted to Neville for his loving pastoral care through good times and, also, the bad. Neville also gave invaluable guidance when Gilgal amalgamated with Bethany Baptist Church and members remember him with much gratitude.

He was a valued member and Deacon of Bethesda Baptist Church, Haverfordwest where his funeral took place on Friday October 19.

The service was officiated by Rev Terry Broadhurst with readings by Pam Milner and Rev Aled Jenkins and the organist was Sheila Williams. The bearers were Jack Tree, Philip Wellman, Trevor Harwood and Nick Turner. The service of thanksgiving was followed by burial at Molleston Baptist Church.

Neville will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Mavis, daughter and son- in-law, Heidi and Gary Lewis and grandson, Aaron Pryce-Lewis. The large number of cards and heartfelt messages received by the family were testament to the high regard and respect in which Neville was held.

Donations for Diabetes UK may be sent to Mr Glan Phillips, Bryn -y-Fran, Crowhill, Haverfordwest, SA61 2HL.

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