The Funeral of Mrs J Harding July 20th 1917
The funeral took place at Goytre Church on Wednesday afternoon of the late Mrs J Harding of Nantyderry, who on the previous Friday died at the age of 63, after a short illness.
There was a large attendance of relatives and friends.
A short service was conducted at the house by the rector, the Rev. J Davies who also officiated at the service in church and performed the final rites at the graveside.
The hymn “My God my father” was sung in the church and Mrs Davies who presided at the organ played “Deceased March in Saul.”
The chief mourners were as follows;
Mr J Harding, husband; Mrs George Phillips Pontypool; Mrs Laura Harding, Mrs Jack Rosser, Goytre.
Misses Gertie, Alice, Edith and Vi Harding, daughters, Mr Harry Harding, son, Mrs Edward Owen, sister, Mrs E Bowen, sister-in-law, Mrs C Cotterell, Griffithstown, Mrs George Harris, Abergavenny, Mrs J Rosser, Abbeydore, (nieces.)
Mr David Bowen, Mamhilad, Mr Albert Owen, Goytre and Mr Reg Bowen, Nantyderry, (nephews.)
Mr & Mrs Harry Owen, Goytre, (nephew and nieces;
There were a number of beautiful floral tributes.
The bearers were Messrs E. Poole, D Hutchinson, R Morgan and L Lloyd.
The following being a list of senders:
Sorrowing husband and family; sister Harriet and family; Lizzie and family; Evan, Mary and family, Reading; Joe and Lydia; Fred and Lucy, Southampton; H & A Bishop and family; Mr & Mrs H Pape, Abergavenny; Mr & Mrs T Evans, the school; Mrs Hugo; Mr & Mrs Hutchinson; Mrs Phillips, Pontypool; Miss Byrde; Mr & Mrs J Hall, Abergavenny; Mr & Mrs Thomas, The Goytre; the staff of Rhiw-syr-Dafydd school, Blackwood; Mr & Mrs Pritchard, Abergavenny; Mr & Mrs E Jones, The Pentre; Mr & Mrs George Jones; Mr & Mrs Leworthy and Mollie; Mrs L M Wilks and Emile; Mr & Mrs Sawyer, St Devereux; Mr & Mrs R Morgan, Lower House; Miss Evans, Mamhilad; Mr & Mrs Lloyd and Lena; Mr & Mrs Jenkins, The Mill; Mrs Messenger; Mrs Merrick and Miss Wilks; Mr & Mrs Courts; Mrs Titcombe; Mr & Mrs Parsons.
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