Mr R Snelson
The funeral service took place on 4th March of Mr Roger Snelson, aged 67, of Biddulph, who died at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 7th February.
The Rev Steve Dyson officiated at the service at St Lawrence’s Church where The Deer Hunter by The Shadows played on entering the church. Mrs Jean Wragg was organist for the hymns Abide With Me and The Lord’s My Shepherd. What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong accompanied the cortege as it left the church.
A private committal service followed.
Mourners at the house were: Mrs E Mason (daughter), Mr A Mason (son-in-law), Miss C Mason and Miss E Mason (granddaughters), Mr J Snelson (brother, rep Mr P Snelson, brother), Mr G Snelson (brother), Mrs D Snelson (sister-in-law), Mrs S Dean (niece), Mr T Dean, Mr L Snelson (nephew).
Mourners at the church included: Mr F Davis, Mr J Hoskins (rep Mrs S Hoskins, Mr J Hoskins and Miss I Hoskins), Mr and Mrs W Harrison (rep fitness girls), Mr O Guinness (former mayor of Biddulph), Mr and Mrs W Lewis (rep Mr B Wood), Mr Junasiv (rep Mrs Junasiv), Mrs Y Mountford, Mrs S Wyatt, Mr T Timby, Mr G Hill, Mr and Mrs F Simcock, Mr A Simcock, Mrs J Dunkley and Mr J Roberts (second cousins).
Mr A Jones, Mr and Mrs R and C Rigby, Mrs M Snelson, Mr B Mason, Mr and Mrs I Shaw, Mrs E Chrimes, Miss A Mellor, Mr and Mrs Bainbridge, Mr and Mrs J Banister, Mr B Chaddock and Mr P Chaddock (rep Crewe Limousines), Mr and Mrs D Stevenson, Mr J Lovatt, Mr A Rutter, Mr J Clews (rep Mr H Jenks and Mr K Clowes), Mr J Reeves, Mr R Hiscock, Mrs L Hughes, Miss K Machin, Mrs M Barnett, Mr G Erdley (rep Rosemarie and Janet), Mr P Wright.
Mr L Wright, Mr C Erdley, Mrs C Howles, Mr D Howles, Miss K Howles, Mr and Mrs C and J Bailey, Mr A Hogkinson (rep Blue Mug), Mr D Clarke (rep Leek Skittles), Mr and Mrs B Greenhill (rep Steven and David), Mr D Wooliscroft, Mr D Proctor, Mr D Roberts, Mrs J Lupton, Mrs C Clarke, Mr G Williams (rep Mrs A Williams), Mr M Bullivoat, Mr and Mrs SV Heath (rep Charles), Coun J Davies (Biddulph town mayor), Mr J Lovatt (rep Mr Leese and Mr P Leese and Minster Mills).
Mr and Mrs TE and HJ Messham (rep Mr and Mrs D and J Heath), Mr R Smith, Mr RA Smith, Mrs C Walters, Mr P Williams, Miss M McGillan, Mr A McGillan, Mr M Sutcliffe, Mr P Jeffrey, Mr A Mothershaw, Mr and Mrs J and D Copeland (rep Mr and Mrs W Holt), Mrs J Allcock, Mr P Aberley (rep R Aberley and M Aberley), Mr J Wright (rep Mrs E Wright), Mr and Mrs P and J Nixon (rep Mr J Probert), Mrs S Bailey (rep Plimbleys – County), Mr A Kowalski.
Mr T Brooks, Mr J Slaney, Mr IC Jones (rep Mrs A Jones), Mr and Mrs R Turnock, Mr M Bailey, Mrs M Sumnall (rep Mr E Sumnall), Mr B Growcock, Mr and Mrs D and S Knight, Mr G Bagnall, Mr and Mrs J and J Buckley (rep Mrs J Mort), Mr D Bostock (rep Mr J Bostock), Mr L Billings, Mr T Billings, Mr D Billings, Mr J Jones, Mr T Dodd, Mrs P Bostock (rep Mrs L Dean and Mr K Hainer), Mr N Yates, Mrs L Dean (rep Mr G Rubberlips), Mr W Beardmore, Mr W Rogers.
The funeral arrangements were made by Dolven Funeral Services, of Congleton Road, Biddulph, who also supplied bearers.