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Somerset County Herald and Taunton Courier. Saturday 28 Nov 1936
Page 12 Column 4
THE LATE DR. R. H. VEREKER
IMPRESSIVE FUNERAL TRIBUTES
FREEMASONS LINE CHURCHYARD PATH
Members of public bodies, Freemasons, and many villagers filled Curry Rivel Church on Monday afternoon, when the funeral took place of Dr. R. H. VEREKER.
A simple service was conducted by the Vicar (the Rev. J. H. D. MAUDE ROXBY), who also performed the last rites in the churchyard.
The body, in a waxed oak casket with oxidised silver fittings, was borne by Messrs. J. H. SILGO, P. MOUNTER, W. PROLES, J. HALL, C. BAKER, and H. PERRY.
A full-length cross and three wreaths were sent by the members of the family; there were no other floral tributes by request.
Members of the “Portcullis” (Langport) Lodge of Freemasons followed the cortege from the house to the church and lined the pathway when the coffin was carried in. After the burial each member dropped a sprig of acacia into the grave.
There were Worshipful Brothers J. LANG, H. C. Duncan SCOTT, A. J. BURGESS, R. J. McEVOY, G. P. H. F. CHAMBERS, C. H. ROWSELL, E. J. LOCK, E. Q. LOUCH, B. B. GUY, J. MATHISON, W. CALDER, and W. R. RICHARDS, Brothers Dr. R. P. HOSFORD, J. CORNISH, F. H. D. HUNT, H. C. HUNT, W. D. HUNT, R. C. GARLAND, H. HOSKINGS, W. T. PARSONS, J. T. PRIDEAUX, R. H. PACKER, F. G. CHAFFEY, F. W. LOCK, J. HOUSE, C. J. HOUSE, P. HANCOCK, W. Ian KELWAY, and G. B. D. KELWAY.
Langport Institute was represented by Messrs. P. W. WEBB (chairman), P. EDWARDS (secretary), and A. D. BELLRINGER (treasurer).
Others present included Messrs. H. E. KIDD (Tiverton), T. B. CHAPMAN (North Petherton), H. T. BROWN and H. G. WEDD (Langport), G. R. TALBOT (Barrington), Captain C. A. K. MATTERSON (Fivehead), Mrs. M. F. CELY TREVILIAN and Mr. Richard TREVILIAN, Dr. and Mrs. J. GLOVER, Mrs. Godfrey CARTER, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. HOLLOWAY, Mr. W. WINTER GOODE, Mr. EASTMENT, Mrs. J. EASTMENT, Mrs. A. EASTMENT and Miss EASTMENT, Colonel d'A. FINDLAY, Dr. C. DURBAN INGLE (Somerton), Mr. L. RICHARDSON, Mrs. GOODE, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. RAVEN, Mr. J. CHURCHILL (Curry Mallet), Mr. W. S. BICKNELL (Isle Abbots), Mr. A. J. C. SLADE, Mrs. J. LANG, Mr. A. E. GLIDE (Curry Mallet), Mr. C. M. HALLETT (Isle Brewers), Mr. J. H. WHITE (Muchelney), Mr. J. C. BLAKE (Langport), Messrs. P. R. BERRY, C. J. BERRY, W. S. ALLEN, C. J. WILLIAMS, G. G. LOVELL, G. MITCHAM, and A. MOUNTER, Mr. and Mrs. W. ROLFE (Langport), Mr. W. THURLOW (clerk to the Parish Council), the Rev. J. M. SKITTERY (Long Sutton).
Mrs. Ian KELWAY and Miss KELWAY (Langport), Miss CHAMBERS, Miss L. BULL, the Rev. H. C. TRITTON (Curry Mallet), the Rev. A. CARLEY (Congregational minister), Mr. and Mrs. J. HUMPHREY (Isle Abbots), Mr. and Mrs. J. LLOYD (Langport), Mrs. J. H. SILGO, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. MOUNTSTEVENS, Mrs. R. J. McEVOY (Langport), Mr. and Mrs.. F. H. LOCOCK, Mrs. W. PROLES, Nurse BUSSELL, Mr. W. J. HODGES, Mrs. Samuel PURCHASE, Mr. A. E. TUCKER (Langport), Miss L. J. DARE (Ilton), Mrs. E. J. VILE and Miss D. BETHEL (Curry Mallet), Mrs. B. HOOPER (Puckington), Mrs. HEBBERT, Miss D. STACEY, Mrs. A. MARTIN, Mr. B. HARDING, Mr. and Mrs. H. WOODLAND (Hambridge), Mr. and Mrs. J. GRIDLEY, Mrs. E. CULLIFORD, Mrs. C. COX, Miss E. G. SMITH, Mrs. MOUNTER, Messrs. H. SAWTELL, C. HECTOR, W. WEAVER, J. EAMES, and P. H. KNOWLES.
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