Mr J Devonald

Tiers Cross

Western Telegraph:

Mr John James Edward Devonald passed away peacefully at Withybush Hospital on February 19th 2019, hew was 86 years.

John was born in Milford Haven then moved to Upper Rickeston Farm where he grew up.

When John left Herbrandston School at 14 he went to work at Capeston Farm.

In 1959 he married Norma and they moved away to Malvern where Norma was teaching and John was building the motorways around Bristol.

After a few years they returned to the area and John bought his first farm near Carmarthen called Plasbach.

Two years later John bought Bounty Farm near Clynderwen. In 1972 Norma passed away suddenly so he sold Bounty and moved back to Bunkers Hill in Milford Haven. John had various jobs, he worked at the local refinery Amoco then went on to work for the council and for W.G. Evans. John then moved to Tiers Cross where he lived for 41 years. John’s interest was his vegetable garden where at one time it became a market garden and he sold vegetables to locals and holidaymakers on his little table on the roadside.

John enjoyed listening to country and western music, he had a lovely singing voice and could yodel as well as play the mouth organ and accordion.

In John’s later years he did suffer with ill health. He leaves to mourn his son Roger and partner Helen, daughter Julie and husband Philip, daughter Paula. Grandchildren Natasha, Shaun, Trystan, James and step grandchildren Jennifer and Connor. Also John’s sister Mary Rees.

The bearers were Hugh Rees, William Rees, Paul Devonald and Owain Devonald.

The funeral was held at St. Andrews Church, Robeston West on March 1st. Tom Newing and Sons carried out the arrangements.

Mrs P J Barrow


(formerly Saundersfoot)

The death of Mrs Phyllis June Barrow, known to those who loved her as June, died on February 28 at Withybush Hospital. She was 79 years old.

A great-great-grandmother, June lived in Tenby, and formerly in Saundersfoot, and was married to John.

When she was a girl June helped her father who had a horse and cart fruit and veg business.

Later she worked in Woolworth’s Store, Tenby.

She then owned a hotel until 1981, before becoming a housewife and later retiring.

June was a big fan of Liverpool Football Club and St Helens rugby league club and regularly helped out with the grandchildren.

The family left to mourn are Paul Harries, Gerald Harries (sons), Mary Brace (sister), Chelsea Harries and Steffan Phillips (granddaughter and partner); Isaac, Harper and Hugo (great-grandchildren), Jason and Sophie Harries (grandson and wife), Courtney and Chantelle Harries (granddaughters); Milo, Clay and Bluebell (great-grandchildren), and Luke, Sam, Charlie and Billie Harries-Perfect (grandsons).

Bearers were Paul Harries, Gerald Harries, Jason Harries, Sam Harries-Perfect.

The funeral service took place at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth, on March 14, with Rev Huw George officiating.

Donations to Guide Dogs For The Blind can be sent c/o EC Thomas and Son, Funeral Directors, Zoar Chapel Funeral Home, Llanteg, Narberth, SA67 8QH who conducted the funeral arrangements.

Mrs M L Jones


Margaret Louvain Jones, of Haverfordwest, died on February 14, aged 81.

Margaret was born at Morgan Terrace, St Thomas Green, and was married to the late David Jones (Dai).

She was the youngest child of the late Mr and Mrs William Edgar.

Most recently she lived in Winch Crescent.

Margaret originally trained as a hairdresser but worked for many years as a dining room assistant in the County Hospital, and then as part of the hotel services team on Ward 2 Withybush Hospital.

She retired in 1997 due to ill health.

Her main interests were her home, family, and friends.

She leaves to mourn Michael and Ann (son and daughter-in-law), Pat and Keri (daughter and son-in-law), Owen, Matthew, and Tegan (grandchildren), Daniel and Sophie (grandson and partner), Shaun and Liz (grandson and wife), Rhys and Trish (grandson and partner) Martha and William (great-grandchildren).

Her funeral took place on February 25 at Parc Gwyn Crematorium and was conducted by Reverend Martyn Evans.

The bearers were Daniel, Shaun, Rhys, Owen, Matthew, and Tegan (grandchildren).

It was family flowers only with donations in lieu if desired in aid of the Stroke Unit, Ward 11, Withybush Hospital c/o David Banner, 2 Horns Lane, Haverfordwest.

The funeral directors were Mr Glyn Thomas & Son.

Mr D Phillips


The death of David James Walters Phillips occurred peacefully at his home in Crymych on February 19. David was in his 92nd year.

During the last 18 months he had been devotedly cared for by his loving wife Myfanwy.

David was a gentleman in every sense of the word, and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Born at Trefrane Farm, Roch, he was brought up in City Road, Haverfordwest, with his parents and one younger sister, the late Joan, but enjoyed weekends and holidays on the farm in Nolton with his extended family. He loved animals and farming.

After leaving Haverfordwest Grammar School, where he did very well, David started work with Wimpy Construction. He became a quantity surveyor and his work took him all over England and Wales.

Apart from his National Service years, he did not miss a day of work. This wonderful achievement was recognised on his retirement.

During his National Service in the army, he was posted to the Middle East, Egypt and Cyprus.

He moved to Crymych 40 years ago when he and Myfanwy married, and he was delighted to spend his weekends helping her on the family farm. They enjoyed some wonderful holidays together, including world-wide farm tours, safari in Kenya, trips to Israel and Oberammergau for the Passion play in 2000.

He continued his life-long love of the Nolton area, including his beloved chapel in Nolton Haven, where he was a member, elder and treasurer, and for more than 20 years served also as the Landsker Pastorate treasurer.

David was laid to rest in Antioch cemetery, Crymych, following the funeral service, conducted by his minister, Rev Martin Spain.

Mr D C Hammond


(formerly Dinas Cross)

Mr David Clinton Hammond died aged 72, surrounded by close friends and family, on February 7.

Born in Newbury, Berkshire, he moved to Dinas Cross in 1974 and then Haverfordwest in 1983.

Born to Harold and Maisie Hammond in 1947, David was the youngest of three siblings and attended St Nicolas school in Newbury.

David moved to Pembrokeshire and had two children, Ben and Lucy.

David had a passion for both nature and gardening.

He was also an avid traveller, and after tours of Italy and Spain in the late 60s and early 70s, he was able to travel widely with his late wife Denise and then his daughter Lucy.

He began his working life at Florco in Newbury, then worked as an accountant for P&O Group in the late 60s and early 70s.

He worked for Fishguard Motors from 1974 before joining SPARC (later known as PLANED) from 1996 until his retirement in 2010.

Following the death of his late wife, David also volunteered for the Paul Sartori Foundation’s finance department.

Left to mourn are Ben Hammond (son), Lucy and Adam Goodfellow (daughter and son-in-law), Mark and June Graves (nephew and wife) and close friends Anne Collins and Jean and Deryck Morgan.

He was predeceased by Anne Denise Hammond (wife), Pauline Bayliss (sister) and Peter Hammond (brother)

The funeral was held at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth, on February 18, and organised by Roy Folland and Son.

Funeral was family flowers only.

Any donations in lieu of flowers should be made to the Paul Sartori Foundation.