BAILEY (Gerald Stanley). Gerald, aged 95, of Congleton. Fell asleep on 2nd December 2022. The devoted husband of Doreen; dear father of David and Stephen; dear father-in-law to Diane and Susan, and cherished granddad of Alice. The funeral service is at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Tuesday, 3rd January at noon, followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.15pm. Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298 829.
BRIGGS (David BS). Peacefully on 18th December 2022. David, aged 84, of Alsager, and formerly of Scholar Green. Dear brother of Rosemary, a keen cricketer and former employee of Wright Manley. The service is at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Monday, 16th January at 11.15am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will all friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request but if desired a donation may be made to the Sir Stanley Matthews Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Independent Funeral Directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882 097 or 01782 775 333.
EDWARDS (Charles Russell, “Russ”). At rest on Tuesday, 13th December 2022, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Russ, aged 80, from Brown Lees. A devoted husband to the late Joan; cherished dad of Jayne and David; dear father-in-law of Darren; beloved granddad of Emma, and a much-loved brother and uncle. Russ will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his family and friends. An unattended funeral is to take place, as per Russ’s wishes. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513 210.
GOODWIN (Roy). Roy, aged 78, of Biddulph, unexpectedly passed away at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 8th December 2022. Dad to Sharon and Stephen; granddad to Daniel and Brock; brother to Jean, and Maureen; brother-in-law of Ron, and a treasured family member. Roy was a friend to many. He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered. The funeral service is at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 3rd January, at 2pm. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK in memory of Roy. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
HARDING (Stuart Desmond). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 14th December 2022, Stuart, aged 75, of Malkins Bank, and formerly Haslington. The devoted husband of Marjorie; fantastic dad to Anthony and Denise; stepfather to Karen and Phil, and a much-loved granddad. The funeral service is at Wheelock Congregational Church on Wednesday, 28th December at 12.30pm, followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. A touch of sky blue clothing welcome. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Field House, 40, Congleton Road, Sandbach, 01270 750 852.
LAING (JAMES, “Jimmy”). Suddenly passed away on Monday, 5th December 2022, aged 72. The dearly beloved and devoted husband of Isabel; loving father to Alison and Diane; father-in-law to Brian and Rog, and much-loved granddad to Megan, Jake, and Joe. Jimmy will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who knew and loved him. The funeral service is at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 29th December at 1.30pm. Will all wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations preferred to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 1, Park Avenue, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, 01782 711 244.
MASSEY (nee Needham). Peacefully on 11th December 2022 at Astbury Mere Care Home, Marion, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late John Massey; loving sister of Grace, the late Edward and the late Howard; dear sister-in-law of Michael and Muriel and Gay, and a dear aunt and great-aunt. The funeral service is at Key Green Chapel on Friday, 30th December at 11am, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives and friends please accept this, the only intimation, and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to either East Cheshire Hospice or North West Air Ambulance. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.
OUTHWAITE (David John). Suddenly passed away on 11th December 2022, with his loving wife by his side, David, aged 72, of Harriseahead, and formerly of York. The devoted husband of Geraldine; dearly loved father of Lee, and father-in-law of Deborah; a much-loved Papa of Elizabeth, Joanna and William, and a special brother, brother-in-law, son-in-law and uncle. He was a special friend to many. David will be dearly and sadly missed, but lovingly remembered by his devoted family and friends. The funeral service is on Thursday, 5th January, at St Lawrence’s Church at 11am, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Donations preferred to RNLI and Cancer Research. The funeral is entrusted to the care of J Garside Funeral Directors, Biddulph, 01782 513 210, to whom all enquiries may be directed.
SCOTT (Donald Fletcher). Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 10th December 2022, Don, aged 85, of Brereton Heath and former proprietor of Scott’s Plant Hire. The devoted husband of Hazel, and a dearly loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle. A service of committal will be held at Birches Crematorium on Thursday, 29th December at 11am, followed by service of thanksgiving at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at noon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Field House, 40, Congleton Road, Sandbach, 01270 750 852.
WOOLLEY (John). At peace on 4th December 2022, at his home in Rushton Spencer, in the care of his loving family, John Edward, aged 90. The dearly loved husband of Margaret; much-loved dad of Elizabeth and John; father-in-law of Nigel; cherished granddad of Richard, James, Andrew and Thomas; great-granddad of Blake, Alexandra, George and Jasper; dear brother of Mary, and a dearest brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral is on Thursday, 29th December, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11.30am followed by interment at Rushton Churchyard. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust Charity (oncology ward, Royal Stoke University Hospital) or Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Blurton. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Funeral Directors, Leek, 01538 382 048.