Somerset Funeral Notices as heartfelt tributes paid (2024)

Heartfelt messages have been paid to 42 much-loved Somerset locals in the latest funeral and death notices this week. Tributes have been paid to much-loved family members and those who have tragically had their lives cut short.

In total 36 death notices were placed into the funeral notices section of SomersetLive’s sister print titles, for those people who either lived in the city, or had links to it and have died recently.

The messages, placed between June 29 to July 5 provide comfort to the loved ones of those either lost or being celebrated. There were also three in memoriam messages for loved ones no longer with us and three acknowledgments.

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Announcing the passing of a loved one in local news media is a long standing tradition and we are proud of the trust placed in us to make these important announcements. Every notice published to our newspaper and news site also appears on funeral-notices.co.uk - the UK’s number one site for death notices and memoriams. Every notice remains online forever providing friends and families with a lifelong tribute to their loved one, a safe place online to share memories, add tributes, photographs and make donations in memory.

Each week we pay tribute to the loved ones remembered in our area with a funeral notice and online tribute page. To read the latest announcements and add tributes to those from our area who have passed away, or to create a funeral notice yourself,click here. Alternatively, you can create a notice by calling our helpful team on 01482 908084.

Here are a selection of notices published earlier this week.

Death Notices

Naomi Eleanor BARRETT

Passed away peacefully at Bridgemead Nursing Home, Bath on 23rd June 2024, aged 92 years. The funeral service will take place at St John's Church, Bathwick BA2 6PT at 12:00 on Wednesday July 10th, followed by light refreshments. All friends and ex colleagues are welcome. Cremation at Haycombe will follow, to be attended by the family, with the ashes to be interred at St Winnow Church in Cornwall. Donations in memory of Naomi are being collected for The Children's Society. Cheques payable to the charity may be sent c/o G Mannings Funeral Directors, 106 North Road, Combe Down, Bath, BA2 5DJ.

Gwen BENTLEY

Of Stoke St Michael Much loved Mum of Linda, Allen and Paul, loving Gran and Great-Gran. Passed away at her home, on 15th June 2024, aged 90 years. She will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. A Memorial Service to celebrate Gwen's life will be held at St. Michael's & All Angels Church, Stoke, St Michael on Wednesday 17th July 2024 at 2pm. Family flowers only. Donations if desired for Dementia UK c/o E Emery & Sons, Funeral Directors, Oakhill BA3 5BG. Tel 01749 840350.

Patricia Etta BOWER

(née Frampton) Formerly of Portland, Dorset. Passed away peacefully at the Royal Derby Hospital with her family by her side on Friday 21st June 2024, aged 95 years. Beloved wife of the late George "Tony" Bower, Cherished mother to Teresa and a friend to many over the years, she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Patricia's funeral will take place on Monday 15th July at St. Peter's Church, Chellaston at 11.30am followed by a committal at Trent Valley Crematorium at 12.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu gratefully received for the Alzheimer's Society may be given on the day, online or sent care of A. W. Lymn Wentworth House 337 Osmaston Park Road Derby DE24 8DA 01332 733 321 www.lymn.co.uk

Colin George BURROWS

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of Shapwick passed away peacefully at Musgrove Park Hospital on Thursday 20th June 2024 aged 69 years. Beloved husband of Sally, dear dad of Craig and Emma, father-in-law of Emily and Dion and dearly loved grandad of Jacob and Freya who will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral Service will be held at Sedgemoor Crematorium on Friday 19th July 2024 at 12.00 noon. Family flowers only, donations if desired for Shapwick & Polden Cricket Club can be left in the collection box after the service or made directly online at www.mfranksandsons.co.uk (announcements). Cheques payable to the charity can also be forwarded to: M Franks & Sons Independent Family Funeral Directors, Bath Road, Ashcott, Bridgwater, TA7 9QT. Telephone 01458 210627.

Margaret Lilian BUTCHER

(Peggy) of Greinton passed peacefully away on 29th June, 2024 aged 87 years. Peggy's funeral service will be held at Mendip Crematorium at 3:30 pm on Monday 15th July, 2024. Donations for Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance kindly being accepted in lieu of flowers. Donations may be left in the donation box at the crematorium after the service, or online at www.ghollandfunerals.co.uk or forwarded to: G Holland & Son (Funeral Directors) Ltd 58-62 Vestry Road, Street, Somerset, BA16 0HX

Roy Walter co*ckRAM

('Slim') Passed away peacefully at Yeovil Hospital on 27th June 2024, aged 85 years. Will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral service will take place at Yeovil Crematorium on Friday 12th July at 10.00am. Family flowers only, but donations if desired for R.S.P.C.A. Any enquiries c/o Eason Funeral Services, 62 South Street, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1QQ Tel: 01935 422883

Mary Elizabeth co*kE

Sadly passed away at Catherine Care Home, Frome, on Friday 7th June 2024, aged 76 years. Mary will be greatly missed by her son David and sister to Uncle Dave, family and friends. The Funeral will take place at St Leonard's Church, Marston Bigot. On Thursday 4th July 2024 at 11am, followed by a burial in the churchyard. Any enquiries William Adlam Funeral Directors 68a Locks Hill, Frome. BA11 1NH

Jonathan DIXEY

Dearly loved husband of Nita, father of Sam and Alex, son of Richard and Margaret and brother to Lisa, uncle to Oliver, Rose, Luke and Amy, passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord on 19th June 2024. A Thanksgiving Service for his life will be held at Sladebrook Church, Englishcombe Lane on Monday 8th July at 1:30pm. Dress casual. Family flowers only. Donations to Dorothy House Hospice. Cheques payable to the charity may be sent c/o G Mannings Funeral Directors, 106 North Road, Combe Down, Bath, BA2 5DJ.

Eileen Elizabeth Mary DURN

(Nee Satchell) Passed away peacefully at home on 24th June 2024. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service to be held in St Mary's Church, Wotton under Edge, on Thursday 18th July at 1.30pm followed by Cremation at Westerleigh Crematorium. Family flowers only, any donations will be between the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK and may be left on the day. Grimes & Goscombe Funeral Directors

Shirley EARL

Passed away peacefully on 20th June 2024 aged 89 years. A dearly loved wife of the late Stanley Earl, a much loved mum to Karen and Gary and the late Craig and cherished nan and great nanny. She will be very sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service will take place at Yeovil Crematorium on Friday 12th July at 11.20am. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Dementia UK and the Alzheimer's Society may be sent c/o A J Wakely & Sons Ltd 7 West Street Ilminster TA19 9AA 01460 52576

Patricia Priscilla Margaret ELLIOTT

Passed peacefully at home Sunday 9th June 2024, Aged 81 A celebration of Priscilla's life will be held at St Martin's Church, Kingsbury Episcopi Friday 12th July 2024 11:00am Family flowers only please, but if you wish to make a donation in lieu, please forward a cheque made payable to 'Guide Dogs' or 'St Margaret's Hospice' to the Funeral Director C/O Stuart Foster Funeral Services Ltd 27 Market Street Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1HZ 01935 508971

Judith EVERSLEY

Died peacefully at home on 21st June aged 72. Partner of Simon Baker, mother of Matt Baker and Laura Baker. Sister of Patricia Jarrett of Keynsham, Ruth Eversley of Paulton and John Eversley of London and Co. Antrim. Judith was active for many years in Bath Quaker Meeting, Bath Stop War and the Bear Flat Association. Close family members will gather for the funeral at 12.15 on Monday 8th July. A public memorial meeting will be held later in the year. Judith requested family flowers only, and that any donations in her memory should be made to Shelter or UNICEF.

Jean FEAR

FEAR - Jean of Doulting, passed away peacefully in hospital on 23rd June 2024 aged 84 years. Dearly beloved wife of the late Mick. A loving mum, mother-in-law, nan and nana. Funeral service takes place at Mendip Crematorium on Monday 29th July at 10.30am. No flowers by request please. Donations if desired made payable to RSPCA may be sent to; Trotman Funeral Directors, Ashdene, Frome Road, Cranmore, Shepton Mallet BA4 4QQ.

Joan Elizabeth FLINT

(Reeves) Sadly passed away at the RUH on Friday 14th June, aged 89 years. A much loved Mum, Grannie and Great Grannie, who will be greatly missed. Funeral service to be held at Haycombe Crematorium Valley Chapel on Wednesday 17th July at 11.30am. Afterwards at the Riverside Inn, Saltford. Please wear bright colours if you wish in honour of Joan. The family would like to thank all the staff at Larkhall Springs Nursing Home and the Acute Stroke Unit at the RUH for all their kindness and care given to Joan and her family.

Ian FORD-YOUNG

of Street, formerly of Copper Beech, Glastonbury died peacefully on 23 June 2024 aged 94. Much loved by his family and friends. Funeral service at Mendip Crematorium on Monday 22 July at 1.30pm. Family flowers only. Donations if desired for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance may be made online via funeral-notices.co.uk or cheques forwarded to Forsey and Son, Funeral Directors, Willowfields, Lowerside Lane, Glastonbury BA6 9GY. Tel: 01458 831020

Nick FRY

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Born Bristol6.1.52. Died Kathmandu, Nepal 22.05.24 The 'earlybirder' of his Himalayan Trekking Company, Nepaltreks. Adventurer Writer Traveller Mountain lover Environmentalist Brilliant Teacher Dreamer Friend. A good man with a big heart, huge intelligence, kindness and warmth. Always willing to help people. A great and amusing correspondent, in touch with current world affairs, including the fortunes of the Bristol Rovers Football team and he had real insight, knowledge and love of all things Nepalese. Nick was a man of simple living, high thinking. Hugely loved. A great loss. Buddhist prayers at Swayambhunath temple, Kathmandu with ashes there and at his Lodge, Snowland, in the Annapurna region, in late October. Remembered by countless artists, bird watchers and friends who knew him or travelled with him over the last 25+ years. Especially Alan. Quentin. Clare. Farendra and his family who cared so well for Nick. Saru. Sangay. Ruth. Masako. Sue. Ian. Sally. Bruce. Lornie. John. Roger. Solange. Eileen. And his family, Barrie, Gitte, Nick's son Jonas and sister Trish.

Mabel Adeline GAYLARD

(of Montacute formerly of Yeovil) Passed away peacefully in Yeovil District Hospital on 24th June 2024, aged 94 years. Beloved Wife of the late Bert, a much loved Mum, Gran, Great Gran and Sister. Funeral Service will take place on Friday 19th July 2024, 12:40pm at Yeovil Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Mabel for the British Heart Foundation may be sent c/o A J Wakely & Sons 33 Sparrow Road Yeovil BA21 4BT Tel: 01935 479913 (please make cheques payable to the charity)

Colin GILLINGHAM

Passed away peacefully on 15th June 2024, aged 76 years. Colin will be loved and missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service will take place at St Mary's Church, Marshwood on Tuesday 9th July 2024 at 11:00am. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Colin for the British Heart Foundation may be sent c/o A J Wakely & Sons 33 Sparrow Road Yeovil BA21 4BT Tel: 01935 479913 (please make cheques payable to the charity)

Owen Richard HILLIER

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Formerly of Nunney. Passed peacefully away at Rowden House Care Home, Frome on 2nd July 2024, aged 102 years. Beloved husband of the late Peggy and a much loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral service at All Saints' Church, Nunney on Monday 22nd July at 2.00 pm. No black, please as this will be a celebration of Owen's life. Family flowers only please, but donations for Dorothy House Hospice Care in memory of his grandson James Eyers may be sent to Wayne Kelly Independent Funeral Directors, R20 Marshall Way, Commerce Park, Frome, BA11 2FE (01373 476277).

Roger Charles JAMES

Passed away suddenly but peacefully at home after a short illness on 18th June aged 75 years. Much loved husband of Janet, a brother, uncle and nephew, Roger will be greatly missed by his family, friends and those who knew him. The funeral service will be held at Mendip Crematorium on Monday 22nd July at 12.30pm. Family flowers only but please help to celebrate his life and love of the environment by wearing bright colours and a flower of your choice. Donations for Oxfam and Somerset Wildlife Trust may be left at the service. A R W Connock & Son Funeral Directors, The Croft, 27 West Shepton, Shepton Mallet BA4 5UL. 01749 342589.

John Brock JAMES

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Of Glastonbury Somerset, passed away peacefully on Wednesday 19th June 2024 aged 79 years. A dearly loved father to Marie who will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service to be held at St. John the Baptist Church, Glastonbury on Thursday 25th July 2024 at 10 am. Flowers welcome. The family request an item of Navy Blue to be worn in memory of John. Enquiries to Forsey and Son Funeral Directors Willowfields, Lowerside Lane, Glastonbury BA6 9GY. Tel 01458 831020.

Brenda Claire Rachel JEFFERIES

Suddenly passed away on 23rd June 2024 aged 86 at the Royal United Hospital. A loving Mum, Grandmother and Great Grandmother who will be missed by all her family and friends. Funeral to take place at Haycombe's Hilltop Chapel followed by a burial on Monday 15th July 2024 at 12:30p.m. Family flowers only. Donations, may be made in Brenda's memory to Cats protection. C/O Co-op Funeral Care 01225 314304

Colin MOORE

(of Tintinhull) Passed away peacefully in The Elms Residential Care Home on 23rd June 2024, aged 89 years. Beloved Husband of the late June, also a very much loved Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad. Funeral service will take place on Friday 12th July 2024, 12:40pm at Yeovil Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Colin for Alzheimer's Research UK may be given online at www.ajwakely.com or sent c/o A J Wakely & Sons 33 Sparrow Road Yeovil BA21 4BT Tel: 01935 479913 (please make cheques payable to the charity)

Ronald Glyn MORGAN

Glyn Passed away peacefully at West Mendip Hospital on 25th June 2024, aged 84 years. A much loved Husband, Dad, Grandad and Great-Grandad. Funeral service at Christ Church, Frome on Wednesday 17th July at 1.00 pm. Family flowers only please, but donations for Dementia UK and West Mendip Community Hospital may be sent to Wayne Kelly Independent Funeral Directors R20 Marshall Way, Commerce Park Frome, BA11 2FE (01373 476277)

Doreen Adeline MOUNSEY

Doreen Adaline Mounsey, sadly passed away at home in Temple Cloud on the 2nd June, aged 100. Aunty Do's family would like to invite her friends to her funeral on 4th July at 2.30pm at Haycombe Crematorium, Bath, to celebrate her long life. All enquiries to Michael Rowe Funeral Directors, 2 The Vinery, Harford Square, Chew Magna, BS40 8RD.

Christine Lilian Prescott OAKES

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(Chris ) of Wells Passed away peacefully at St. Benedicts Nursing Home, Glastonbury on 18th June 2024, aged 73. Beloved wife of Malcolm, mother to Jonathan. Chris will be missed by her family and those who knew her. The funeral at Mendip Crematorium on Monday 15th July at 12:30pm will be live streamed. Please wear bright clothes if possible. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Scripture Union children's work. Wells Funeral Services 01749 670100

Maureen Loretta POOLE

(Moppy) From Batheaston Passed away peacefully on 19th June 2024 at Royal United Hospital, Bath, aged 65 years. Will be greatly missed by Family & Friends. Funeral service to take place at Valley Chapel, Haycombe Crematorium on Friday 12th July 2024 at 12:15pm. Family flowers only. Donations welcome if desired, will be greatly received for the RUH. All enquiries c/o COOP Funeralcare Bath Tel 01225 314304

Colin Hubert Llewellyn PRICHARD

died suddenly at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton on 30th June 2024 aged 74. Beloved husband of Jane, much loved father of Claire, Ella and Lydia, adored Grumpy to Posy and Rupert. Thanksgiving service will be held at St Peters Church, Catcott on 22nd July 2024 at 11.00 am. Family flowers only, donations if desired for Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance can be left in the collection box after the service or paid directly online at www.mfranksandsons.co.uk (announcements). Cheques payable to the charity can also be forwarded to M Franks & Sons Independent Family Funeral Directors, Bath Road, Ashcott, Bridgwater, TA7 9QT. Telephone 01458 210627.

Mervyn RICHMAN

of Draycott passed away peacefully at Torrwood Care Centre on 21st June 2024 aged 76 years. Much loved husband of Sheila. He will be sadly missed by his whole family. Funeral service to be held at Mendip Crematorium on Wednesday 17th July at 12.30pm. Family flowers only please but donations if desired to Alzheimer's Research UK may be forwarded to M J Sheppard Funeral Directors, Cornerways, Church Street, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3RF. Tel 01934 742885. _______________

Graham SMITH

From Oldfield Park, Bath Passed away peacefully on 21st June 2024 at RUH, aged 85 years. Devoted Partner to Sheila, dearly loved Father to Carol, Father-in-law to Roger. Grandfather to Alexandra, Henry & Finlay. Funeral service to take place at Hilltop Chapel, Haycombe Cemetery on Thursday 18th July 2024 at 12:00pm. Followed by a burial. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired will be gratefully received for Guild Dogs for the Blind. Celebration of Life to be held at Twerton Liberal Club on Saturday 20th July from 6:00pm. All enquiries to COOP Funeralcare, Bath Tel 01225 314304

Chris TAVENER

(Bill) Passed away peacefully at Cedar Park Nursing Home on Wednesday 26th June, aged 73 years. Loving brother to Jan and Mike. He will be greatly missed by all his family, friends and everyone that knew him. Funeral service to be held at Haycombe Hill Top Chapel on Wednesday 17th July, at 11.45am. Family flowers only please, donations are being received for Dorothy House Hospice and may be sent to Clarkson's Independent Funeral Directors 7 Windsor Place, Upper Bristol Road Bath BA1 3DF 01225 426822

Frankie WATTS

Passed away peacefully on June 13th 2024, aged 87 years. Beloved Wife of the late Eli Watts. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends. A Celebration of Frankie's life will be held at South Bristol Crematorium on Friday, July 12th at 12.00 noon. No flowers by request, donations if desired for Dementia UK are being accepted in memory of Frankie by Michael W Rowe Funeral Directors, 2, The Vinery, Harford Square, Chew Magna, BS40 8RD. Telephone 01275 332565

Alma Beatrice May WHITE

Of Somerton, formerly Long Sutton Passed away peacefully on Sunday 23rd June 2024 at Wessex House, aged 98 years. Alma will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends. Reunited again with her beloved husband Fred. Alma's Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday 10th July at Yeovil Crematorium at 11:20 am. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired for Help for Heroes can be made online at funeral-notices.co.uk or cheques made payable to the charity may be forwarded to Forsey and Son Funeral Directors, Pound Pool, Somerton, TA11 6LZ. Tel: 01458 272297.

Janet WICKETT

Peacefully passed away on 22nd June 2024. Loving wife of Roger (deceased) mother to Mark (deceased), Isabel and son-in-law Gary, loving grandmother and great-grandmother. Memorial service to take place on Friday 12th July at St Thomas's, Wells at 11.30am. All welcome afterwards to the Church Hall for refreshments.

Jennifer Doreen Margaret "Jenny" WINDOW

(of Crewkerne) Peacefully at her home on 27th June 2024 aged 82 years. Much loved wife of Robin, mother to Dean, Martin and Shelley and devoted Grandma to her five grandchildren. Funeral Service will take place at Yeovil Crematorium on Wednesday 17th July 2024,1.20pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Jenny for Cancer Research UK may be sent c/o A J Wakely & Sons, 2 Abbey Street, Crewkerne, TA18 7LF. Tel 01460 74547

Edith YOUDLE

of Paulton passed away peacefully on 23rd June 2024 aged 89 years. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service to be held at Haycombe Crematorium, Valley Chapel on Friday 12th July at 10.45am. Family flowers only, donations if wished for "We Hear You" (Cancer Counselling) may be left at the crematorium or sent to the Funeral Directors. H H Evans Funeral Directors, Tyndale House, 20 Winterfield Park, Paulton, Bristol. BS39 7RY

In Memoriams

Bob HUETT

Always in our hearts and never forgotten. Lots of love Joyce, Liz & Steve, Marg & Darren, Anne & Paul and families xxxxxxx Love you Grampy Oi. All the grandchildren and great-grandchildren xxxxxx

Alan NIPPARD

Remembering my dear Husband, Dad and Grandad who passed away 2 years ago on 5th July. Loved always and never forgotten. Gaynor, Deborah, Stephen, James, Preston & Families

Birthday Memoriams

Joan BOND

10th July 2024 To a very special mum and nan, thinking of you on your Birthday. You are greatly loved and sadly missed. We love you very much. God bless Love from Pat, Ray, Peter and Amanda xxxx

Acknowledgements

Patrick Joseph BARRY

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Mary and the family would like to say a huge thank you to the many friends and family members who attended the funeral on Friday 14th June 2024. St Michael's was packed for a lovely Requiem Mass and it was great to see so many at 'The Shrubbery' afterwards. It was great to share stories about a much loved Husband, Dad, Grandad, Great Grandad and friend. He will have appreciated the wonderful send off so much. Thank you also for the donations to 'Dementia UK'

Mona Ellen ROLLS

Dave and family wish to thank relatives and friends for their cards and kind messages of sympathy. For their attendance at the funeral service at Mendip Crematorium and for their donations which are being gratefully received for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, through Forsey and Son, Funeral Directors, Willowfields, Glastonbury, BA6 8SY. We would like to say a special thank you to Nigel and Wendy, Mona's next door neighbours, who called in daily on her while she was at home. Thank you to the doctors and staff at Glastonbury Health Centre and the staff at Wells Pharmacy and the district nurses. We would also like to thank the Candlelight Care Team who looked after Mona and helped her to remain in her own home until her stay at the Cyder Barn, West Pennard. Special thanks to all the care staff at the Cyder Barn for all the care and kindness shown to Mona during her stay. Please accept this as our personal message of thanks.

Josephine Audrey STOWELL

Josie's family would like to thank everyone who attended her funeral on Friday 21st June at St. Andrews Church, Chew Magna, after her peaceful passing at home with us and for joining us to share their memories of her at Dundry Legion. The sun shone, the service was perfect, music played, just as Mum would have wanted. Thank you too for the extraordinary amount of cards, messages and support bestowed on us all at this sad time. Donations in memory of Josie are being accepted by Michael Rowe, Funeral Directors, Chew Magna, tel 01275 332565 for British Heart Foundation and the Royal British Legion. online via www.michaelwrowefunerals.co.uk

To add your own tributes to the loved ones from our area, or to publish a notice for your loved one, visit funeral-notices.co.uk

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those we have lost.

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