BELL (John Lawson). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 14th February, 2021. John, aged 76, of Haslington. The beloved husband of the late Margaret and dearly loved dad to Sarah and Adrian. Funeral service takes place at Crewe Crematorium on Thursday, 4th March at 1.45pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Field House, 40, Congleton Road, Sandbach, 01270 750 852.
BYRD (Doreen Hodgson). Peacefully on 29th January, 2021, at Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton, and formerly of Merriefield, Westerham. Doreen, Hodgson, aged 98. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Felix Byrd; loving mother of Jennifer, Michael and Hazel; dear mother-in-law of Gill, the late Arthur and the late Alex; cherished grandma of Jonathan, Laurence, Alexandra, Elisabeth and Oliver, and treasured great-grandma of Alexa, Charlie, Adrian and Oscar. The funeral service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 10th March. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, via the family to St Mary’s, Westerham, Kent. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.
BYRNE (Gerald Christopher). Christopher, aged 82, of Biddulph, sadly passed away on 27th January, 2021, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Christopher was the loving husband of the late Margaret. Christopher will be sadly missed but remembered by his family and friends. The funeral service take place at 2pm on Thursday, 25th February at St Lawrence’s Church, followed by committal at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. No flowers by request but donations, if desired, to St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph. Please kindly forward any donations directly to the church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513 210.
HANLON (Neville Peter). On Thursday, 21st January, 2021, in hospital and of Dingle Lane, Sandbach. Peter, aged 86. The beloved husband of the late Audrey, and a much-loved dad and granddad. Peter was a former local businessman. The funeral service takes place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 19th February at noon, prior to interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Diabetic Association. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836 708.
JENKS (Joyce, nee Heath). At rest on 4th February, 2021, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Joyce, aged 92, of Gillow Heath, and formerly of Congleton, Rough Close and Birches Head. The dearly beloved wife of the late John; very much loved mum of Elaine and Howard; loved mother-in-law of Alan and Elaine, and a treasured nanna of Rachael and Alastair. Joyce will be very fondly remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends. Due to current restrictions, a private funeral service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium. Donations would be appreciated for the RSPCA. Enquiries and donations: Williamson Brothers, Family Funeral Directors, 01782 212 880.
MURRAY (Graham Arnold). Peacefully at home on Friday, 29th January, 2021, with his daughter by his side. Graham, aged 71, of Congleton. Loving father of Robert and Heather. Graham is now reunited with his late wife, Christine and his parents, Arnold and Celia. A private service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Three Shires Independent Funeral Services, 7, Moody Street, Congleton, 01260 279 507.
TUCKER (Pamela, “Pam”). Passed away peacefully on 4th February, 2021. Pam, formerly of Congleton and Church Lawton before settling in Alsager. The dear wife of John Tucker, and much-loved mother of Clive, and partner Marge. The much loved sister of Vic, as well as late sisters, Jean and Enid. Pam will be sorely missed by her family and friends. The funeral takes place on Thursday, 18th February at 12.15pm at Crewe Crematorium. The family have asked for no flowers but, if desired, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Research UK, which will be gratefully accepted. Pam is at peace now. Enquiries: Fair Price Funerals, Stockport, 0161 427 0630.
WILLIAMS (Eddie). Peacefully after a short illness surrounded by his dearest family on 7th February, 2021, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Edward, aged 83, of Sandbach. The loving and devoted husband of Jo; dearly loved dad of Steve and David; dearest father-in-law to Diane; cherished granddad of Donna, Becky and Poppy, and great-granddad of Sophia and Isaac, and a dear brother of John. A very dear friend to Sue and Hugh, and a good neighbour to many. Eddie will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends. A private funeral service will take place at Crewe Crematorium, by invitation only. Family flowers only, by request; donations preferred and gratefully received to British Heart Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Co-operative Funeral Care, Middlewich Street, Crewe, 01270 584 329.
WILLIAMS (Hilda). At rest safe in the arms of Jesus on 25th January, 2021, Hilda, aged 93, of Biddulph. The devoted wife of the late Bill, and dearly loved sister, auntie and great-auntie. Hilda will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her family and friends. The funeral service will take place at The Village Church, Brindley Ford, on Wednesday, 3rd March, at 11am, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired to The Village Church, Brindley Ford. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513 210.