Mr JG Whittaker
The funeral took place on 12th February of Mr Joshua “George” Whittaker, of Congleton, who died on 15th January, aged 75.
Mr Doug Wisener conducted the service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, where the hymns The Old Rugged Cross, The Lord’s My Shepherd and All Things Bright And Beautiful were sung.
Mourners were: Mr S Turner (son-in-law), Mrs C Turner (daughter), Mr M Hodgkinson, Mrs A Hodgkinson, Miss S Whittaker (daughter).
Mr C Ball, Mr J Howard; Miss M Ball, Mr J Ball, Mr A Chadwick, Mr J Chadwick and Mr T Whittaker (grandchildren); Miss H Shields, Mr A Bayley, Miss Z Mills, Miss J Whittaker (daughter), Mr D and Mrs K Lewis (rep Ben), Mr S Whittaker (rep Lisa and Scott), Mr A Whittaker (nephew), Miss J Gee (niece), Miss B Gee, Mr M Bennett, Mrs J Rowly (niece), Mr D Wilde, Miss L Ball.
Mourners who met at the church included: Mr R Chaddock, Mrs D Dale, Mr P Hibbert (rep Mr A Hibbert), Mrs F Copestick, Mr B Plimmer, Mrs S Hooley (rep Mr L Beresford), Mr R Grocott, Mr S Colclough, Mr A Gilman (rep Mrs M Gilman), Mr M Byrom, Mrs R Reilly, Mr A Fordham, Mrs L Warner.
Mrs V Bailey and Mr A Critchlow (Wild Boar Pub), Mrs S Standon, Mr I Kelly, Mr A Whittaker, Mr and Mrs N Chaddock (rep Mr and Mrs D Hartshorne, Mr and Mrs Smith, Vale Club), Mr B Fern (rep Mrs S Fern).
Mr I Burgess, Mr P Nolan (rep Mr G Hayes), Mr M Hodgkinson, Mr P Hooley (rep Mr and Mrs A Mitchell), Mr D Booth (rep Mr M Booth), Mrs A Hughes, Mrs E Birtles, Mrs P Moss, Mr P Batty, Mr D Lewis, Mr A Bailey, Mr J Dean (rep Mr and Mrs A Hooley), Mrs A Hodgkinson, Miss L Hodgkinson, Mrs E Kettle, Mr V Harris, Mr and Mrs RA Goodwood.
Messrs Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, of West Street, Congleton, were in charge of unreal arrangements.