Somerset County Herald 15 Aug 1936 Curry Rivel Late Mr. George STACEY

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Somerset County Herald Saturday 15 Aug 1936

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CURRY RIVEL

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LATE MR. G. STACEY

LOSS TO CONGREGATIONALISM

The funeral of Mr. George STACEY took place on Saturday at the New Burial Ground. Prior to the interment a service was held in the Congregational Church, Pastor A. CARLEY officiated both at the church and the graveside.

The Rev. LAMB was also present, and on behalf of the Somerset Congregational Union and also the Langport and Somerton Group of Churches, expressed his sympathy to the relatives. He also spoke of Mr. STACEY's loyalty and devotion to the Curry Church and of the loss sustained by Congregationalism in the district.
Mr. C. J. WILLIAMS presided at the organ, and as the cortege left the church played the “Dead March.” The hymns, “For ever with the Lord” and “Peace, perfect peace.” were sung.

The family mourners were:- Mrs. G. STACEY (widow), Mr. and Mrs. F. STACEY, Hallatrow (brother and sister-in-law), Mr. W. STACEY and Miss A. STACEY (nephew and niece), Mesdames LAVENDER and MATCHAM, Weston-super-Mare (nieces), Mr. QUARREL, Martock, Mr. P. PRIDDLE, Langport, Mr. S. BECKEY, Pitney, and Mr. J. H. SLIGO (friends). The last three were old employers of the deceased.

Amongst a large number of general mourners present were:- Messrs. T. NICHOLLS and J. HODGE (representing the Langport Congregational Church), Mr. H. J. GULLIDGE (representing the Aller Congregational Church), Mr. W. G. GAVLARD, South Petherton (representing the Taunton and District Master Saddlers' Association, of which deceased was a member for many years), Mr. H. G. WEDD, Mr. J.. B. PERKINS and Mrs. ROLFE (Langport), Mr. W. R. SHAPLAND (Drayton), Mrs. A. CARLEY, Mrs. C. STACEY, Mrs. J. WOODROW, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. LOCOCK Mrs. S. G. WEBB, Miss N. SHERRIN, Mrs. SLIGO, senr., Miss K. CHIVERS, Mr. and Mrs. M. SMEETH, Miss E. G. SMITH, Mr. and Mrs. F. BAULCH, Mr. C. ROGERS, Mrs. F. J. HINE, Miss I. HINE, Mr. J. CULLIFORD, Mrs. D. LOCKE, Mrs. A. BUTCHER, Mrs. H. KNOWLES (Langport), Miss JEANES, and many others.

The bearers wee Messrs. F. W. LANGFORD, Jack and Jim CHORLEY, and H. PERRY.

There was a profusion of wreaths and floral tokens, including one from the Curry Rivel Congregational Church.

A memorial service, conducted by Pastor A. CARLEY, was held on Sunday evening at the Congregational Church. There was a large congregation.


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