Friday, August 23rd – Late Mr Josiah Owen
The death occurred on the eve of his 83rd birthday of Mr Josiah Owen, of Hill View, Goytre, who was senior partner in the building firm of Owen Brothers.
Mr Owen, a founder member of the old Goytre Hall Cricket Club, leaves a widow and a daughter, Mrs Eileen James, also of Goytre.
A life-long member of Goytre Church, Mr Owen was born in Goytre and had lived there all his life. He had been very ill since February, but still took a keen interest in sport, as he had done since boyhood days.
The funeral took place at the Gwent Crematorium. Services at the house, Goytre Church and the Crematorium were conducted by the Rev. A. L. Davies.
Mourners: Mrs J Owen, wife; Mrs E. James, daughter; Owen and Richard James, grandsons; Mr and Mrs H Owen, brother and sister-in-law; Mr and Mrs E Owen, Mr and Mrs W Owen, Mr and Mrs R. Owen, Mr and Mrs W Merchant, Mr and Mrs R. Burgess, Mr and Mrs J. Palmer, Mr K. Palmer, Mrs W. Williams, Mr I. Jones, Mr James Donovan, Mr John Donovan, Mrs W. Andrews, Mr and Mrs R Hill -Jones, nieces and nephews.
Others present: Messrs Maisey, F. Messenger, W. Griffiths, E. Griffiths, A. Dobbs, J. Jones, Ian James, Ernie Lewis, Bernard Davies, Mrs D. Morris, Mr and Mrs P. Clark, Mr and Mrs S. Howells.
Bearers: W Swinnerton, Gordon Vaughan, Harold Stinchcombe, and Don Jones (members of the old Goytre Cricket Club).
Flowers: Wife, Eileen, Owen and Richard; Harry, Edith and family; Eddie, Hilda and family; Bill, Phyllis and Graham; Annie and Raymond; Bill, Lucy and family, Brighton; Ada, Frank and family, Wrexham; Annie and family, Los Angeles; Floss and Ivor; Ede, Jack and Ken; Win and Des, Hereford; Marge, Jack and Jim, London; Ira and Bill, London; Mr and Mrs Dobbs, Molly and family, Gloucester; Mr and Mrs A.E. Messenger, Mr and Mrs F. Messenger; Mr and Mrs I. Jones and G Matthews; Mr and Mrs D. Jones and Philip, The Walnut Tree; Mr and Mrs B Davies; Lynne, Crickhowell; Goytre VPA; Mr and Mrs Shephard; Mr and Mrs A. Morris; Mr and Mrs P. Clark.
Funeral arrangements by T. Jones and Sons, Usk.
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