Mr William Wilks 1917
The announcement of the death of Mr William Wilks of Hawthorn Cottage Penperlleny Goytre was received in the district with feelings of profound regret. After a long illness he passed away on Thursday week at the age of 70.
As a builder and contractor he had a business connection with a number of estates in the district and was consequently a large employer of labour.
As a man he was highly respected and esteemed by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance and he had a large circle of friends in town and country.
He was a loyal churchman, an energetic church worker and a lover of music, he was for a long time period organist and choir master at Monkswood Church. Much sympathy is felt for the widow and his other relatives.
The funeral took place at Goytre Parish Church on Monday afternoon, the Rev. Joseph Davies officiating and there being a large attendance of mourners and sympathising friends of the parish and district.
In the church Miss Davies residing at the organ and impressively played “O Rest in the Lord” and “The Dead March” in Saul.
She also accompanied the singing of the hymns “O God Our Help in Ages Past” and “Rock of Ages” and the chanting of Psalms. The choir attended.
The mourners were:
The Widow; Mr J Wilks PenPellenny brother; Mrs J Jackson Abergavenny; Mrs C Merrick Goytre; Mrs T Jackson; Miss R Wilks Goytre sisters; Mr J Robbins Penarth; Mr W Farr Little Mill brother-in-law; Mr G Jackson Abergavenny; Mr and Mrs J Wilks jnr., Little Mill; Mr D Wilks Abergavenny; Mr W Wilks Merthyr; Mr & Mrs W Jackson Goytre; Mr A Jackson Abergavenny; Mr W Jenkins Goytre; Miss A Wilks Goytre; Miss E Robbins Goytre; Mr & Mrs Major New Inn, nieces and nephews; Mr C Powell Monmouth; Miss M Williams Goytre; Mrs Dean New Inn; Mrs A Owen Goytre; Mr & Mrs C Bowen New Inn; Mrs Reynolds, Mrs Davies & Mrs Chappell; Mrs Farrant Newport; William Jenkins Pentwyn Mamhilad, cousins; Mr Walter Jenkins New Inn uncle; Mr W Jackson jnr., cousin;
Amongst those present were;
Rev P L C Nash (Rector of Usk and Monkswood); Rev Symonds; Rev Davelock Roderick (Saron Chapel); Lieutenant Crawshay; M/s Fraser Crawley; J H Davies; L&P Bark Usk; Edward Spencer; L S Davies; Roger Lewis; Arthur Marfell; R H Marfell; Rowland Marfell; F Craven Jones; Roger Morgan The Goytre; J M Jones Ty Goytre; Richard Jenkins; Pugh Upper Hendre; W Weeks; T Jones Walnut Tree; J J Lewis Ty Rewen; F J Harris; T Jenkins New Barn; R Jenkins The Mill; R Derrell; Rufus Evans; W E Davies Goytre House Farm; T Whitney; J S Birrell Chepstow; Geo Stinchcombe Yew Tree; Wm Harris Lower House; Gilbert Gwatkin Church Farm; W H Gwatkin Parc Bach; Edwin Evans; Evan Morris; Harry Owen; T Day; A D Titcombe; D H Morgan; W Crump;H Williams Estavarney; W Powell tradesman; Enoch Walton; George Turner Llanvair; J Boyce Berlan; D Hutchinson; J Harding; Richard Dobbs; Albert Bishop; E Bowen; W Jenkins; RH Williams; J W Shepardson; H Jones Brook Farm Mamhilad; Thomas Goytre House; J E Dye Hengoed.
Special bearers were deceased employees;
M/s T Jeremiah; A Owen; J Owen; E Morris; E Thomas; W Sales.
Mr F Williams was the undertaker.
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