15th March 1940:
Late Mr W. Stinchcombe – Octogenarian Lay Preacher of Goytrey
The funeral took place at Saron Baptist Church Goytrey, on Thursday last of Mr William Stinchcombe who died at his home, Star Cottage on Monday 4th March aged 86. The Rev. C A Rees officiated assisted by the Rev’s J J Thomas [Llanover], D Lewis, Hanover, and E Symonds, Goytrey.
Mr Stinchcombe was a convinced and most loyal Baptist and was well known as a lay preacher, who in a quiet and unostentatious manner, rendered valuable service to the Churches.
The mourners were: Messrs Will and Charles, sons; Mrs Lily Burgess, daughter: Mrs Stinchcombe, daughter-in–law; Mr Frank Burgess, son-in-law; Mr George Stinchcombe, brother; Leslie and Iris Burgess, grandchildren; Messrs J Berrington, brother-in-law; Harold Stinchcombe & Will Berrington, nephews; Mrs L Burgess; Mr Cyril Waite.
At the house were the widow, Mrs Stinchcombe, Mrs Ada Berrington, sister-in-law, Mrs Annie Waite, Mrs Ethel Burgess, granddaughters.
The bearers were Messrs: Raymond Burgess, Willie Stinchcombe, Tony Stinchcombe and Granville Stinchcombe, grandsons.
Floral tributes were sent by: Sorrowing wife; Will & family; Ruth; Raymold, Charlie and Hilda Cook; brother George and family; Jim and Ada; Annie, Cyril and baby; Wilfred and Helen; Nellie and Topsy; Fred, Hilda and George; Mr & Mrs Price, Monkswood; Arthur & Flo, Llanllowell; Mr & Mrs J Lewis, Llywyn Celyn; Mrs Jones & family, Elm Trees, Mr & Mrs Tresise; Mr & Mrs Messenger; Saron Baptist Church.
March 15th 1940
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