May 21st 1920 – The Late Mr Edward Bowen.
The death occurred on Saturday at his residence, Oak Cottage, after a long illness, of an old resident of the parish in the person of Mr Edward Bowen.
Deceased who was 71 years of age, had lived in Goytre for the greater part of his life and by his genial personality had earned the esteem of all with whom he came in contact.
He was one of the oldest members of the lodge of Shepherds of which he was a trustee.
He leaves a widow, four sons and five daughters. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon, the internment being at Mamhilad Churchyard. A short service was conducted at the house by Rev L D Griffiths (curate in charge of Mamhilad) who also took the service at the church and performed the final rites at the graveside.
The chief mourners were:
Mrs Bowen, widow, Messrs David, Edward, Charles and Richard L Bowen, sons; Mrs T A Jones, Mrs F M Morgan and Mrs H Morgan, daughters; Mr T A Jones and Mr H Morgan, sons-in-law; Mr J Harding, Nantyderry, brother-in-law; Mrs D Bowen, daughter-in-law; Mr W Bowen, Abergavenny, and Mr R Harding, Nantyderry, nephews; Masters Cyril and Walter Bowen, grandsons; Misses Amy and Millie Bowen, grand-daughters; Mrs G Phillips, Mrs Albert Owen and Mrs J Owen, nieces; Mr George Harris, Abergavenny.
The bearers were Messrs J Harding, E Lloyd, G Taylor and F Griffiths, representing the Shepherds.
Miss Amy Bowen, (grand-daughter) presided at the organ and played the “Dead March” in Saul before the service in church and “O Rest in the Lord” as recessional. The hymns sung were “Peace, Perfect Peace” and “There is a Blessed Home.” A number of floral tributes were received from relatives and friends.
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