Mr H Bennett
The funeral took place on 3rd March of Mr Herbert Bennett, of Congleton, who died on 5th February at Bradwell Court Nursing Home, aged 98.
Mr Bennett was born at Fir Tree Cottage, Cloudside, and spent most of his life there. He mainly worked in the building trade. He enjoyed most sports, especially football and was a Stoke City supporter for more than 50 years. He also enjoyed walking his dogs up the Cloud and spending time in his garden, and with family and friends.
The Rev Anthony Tagg conducted the service at Key Green Chapel where the hymns What A Friend We Have In Jesus, Love Divine and Abide With Me were sung.
Mourners were: Mr and Mrs T Bennett and Mr and Mrs S Bennett (sons and daughters-in-law), Mr M Bennett, Mr D Bennett and Ms T Harrison (grandchildren), Mr M Wallis (rep Reuben), Mr T Prime (great-grandson, rep Danielle), Miss R Harrison (great-granddaughter), Mr D Morris, Mr J Prime, Mr and Mrs D Thrower (niece), Mr and Mrs J Gainford (nephew), Mr and Mrs B Ludlam, Mr and Mrs R Mitchell.
Mourners who met at the chapel included: Mrs A Bennett (rep B and B Dobson), Mrs M Needham, Mr F Dean (rep Mrs M Dean), Ms A Burton, Mr J Cope, Mr D Brown, Mr P H Winterton, Mr D Cropper (rep Mrs L Cropper), Mr and Mrs P Rowlands (rep Mr and Mrs D Heath), Mr A Booth (rep Mr E Oliver), Mrs J Bennett, Mr W Bennett, Mr and Mrs MA Cope, Mr G Haydon, Miss G Bennett (rep Mr G Armitt), Mr and Mrs RH Bennett.
Mr and Mrs W Bennett (rep Mr WE Bennett), Mr and Mrs E Gilman (rep Thomas and Dougie), Mrs H Jackson, Miss Fellows (Bradwell Court), Mr and Mrs G Booth, Mr and Mrs D Chappell, Mr E Kennerley (rep Miss E Kennerley and Mr W Kennerley), Mr A Brown and Mrs W Brown (rep James, Hannah, Mrs J Brown, Mr and Mrs C Brown, Mrs K Shenton and Mr F Brown), Mr and Mrs K Shaw (rep Mr D Shaw and Mrs P Greenwood), Mr J Rowley (rep Mrs S Rowley), Mr R Egerton.
Mr and Mrs J Gilman, Mr and Mrs P Minshull, Mr D Cottrell (rep Mrs E Cottrell), Mrs L Long (rep Mr and Mrs A Long), Mrs C Long (rep Mr S Long), Mr and Mrs DA Parker, Miss L Slater, Mrs A Bennett, Miss C Bennett (rep Mr P Dobson), Mr and Mrs B Greenhil (rep Steven and David), Mr R Bennett, Mr G Bennett, Mr D Booth, Mr and Mrs H Dean, Mrs G Jennings, Mr and Mrs J Beech (rep Mr and Mrs T Stanway), Mrs A McDonald.
Mrs J Bell, Mrs V Thorley, Mr and Mrs BA Goodwin (rep Mr M Goodwin), Mrs M Brown, Mr D Gibson, Mrs J Bailey (rep Mr R Bailey, Miss E Bailey and Kippen family), Mrs A Ball, Mr and Mrs J Booth, Mr and Mrs RJ Gibson, Mr and Mrs M Candy (rep Mr and Mrs J Massey), Mr A and Mrs G Wood, Mrs J Vander Kraan (rep MR D Vander Kraan), Mr and Mrs A Brown, Mrs J Prichard, Mrs W Hilling, Mrs C Burgess, Mr and Mrs B Marriot, Mrs W Booth, Mr and Mrs DW Cope, Mr and Mrs N Jones.
Bearers were Messrs M and D Bennett (grandsons).
Messrs Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, of West Street, Congleton, were in charge of the funeral arrangements.