January 2nd 1920
Death of the Rector
The death occurred on Friday evening, after a long and painful illness, of the Rev. Joseph Davies, rector of Goytrey.
The deceased gentleman leaves a widow, two daughters and a son.
He was ordained at Llandaff in 1893 and held coracles at Abersychan (1893-5), All Saints, Newport (1899-1901), and St Mary’s, Abergavenny (1901-3), in the latter years being appointed rector of Goytrey.
Earlier in 1919 he was offered and accepted a living in North Wales, but had to withdraw owing to ill-health.
The interment took place on Wednesday, at the parish Churchyard of Goytrey.
The chief mourners were:
Mrs Davies, widow; Misses Gladys and Muriel Davies, daughters; Mr G Edwards, brother-in-law, Durham; Miss Andrews, Newport; Miss Robinson, Spalding; and Mr Frank Lewis and Mr Fred Hiscott, Newport.
The churchwardens and sidemen acted as bearers.
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