Somerset County Herald 05 Jul 1920 Kingsbury Episcopi W.I. Garden Party and Death and Funeral of Mr William Henry BEST includes MALE

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Somerset County Herald and Taunton Courier Saturday 05 Jul 1941

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This year's Women's Institute garden party was held at Mid-Lambrook Manor (by permission of Mr. and Mrs. E. JACOBS). A large number of members and their friends enjoyed the excellent entertainment provided in the delightful surrounding at the Manor. In the course of the evening the sum of £40 3s was raised for St. Dunstan's A “bring and buy” stall bran tub, skittles housie-housie, darts, weighing, and a concert and dancing on the lawn all helped to swell the proceeds. The competition was for the best arranged bowl of flowers, in which the awards were gained by Mrs. D. GILLETT, Miss Ada STUCKEY, Miss M. JENNINGS, Mrs J. WILLY, Mrs. CLASSEY and Mrs PERRETT. Great credit is due to the President (Mrs. T. PENNY), the Secretary (Mrs. B. MALE), the Committee and members whose organisation and help combined to achieve such a splendid result.


The death occurred at a Bristol Hospital on June 19th of Mr. William Henry BEST, at the comparatively early age of 40 years. He was a son of Mr and Mrs. T. BEST, of Kingsbury, and married seven years ago. He leaves a wife. The funeral on Tuesday last week was conducted by the Rev. A. W. TURNER, Methodist minister, South Petherton. Mr. Rufus MALE was organist. Family mourners attending were. - Mrs. BEST (wife): Mrs. T. BEST (mother): Mrs. M. HALLETT, Mrs. I. JAMES, Mrs. D. POPE, Mrs. D. POCOCK, and Miss M. BEST (sisters), Messrs Fred and Frank BEST (brothers), Messrs. F. HALLETT, F. JAMES, and E. POPE (brothers-in-law), Mrs. Fred BEST (sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Mark MALE, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice BEST, Mr. Dennis MALE, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold MALE, Mr. and Mrs. J. MOUNTER, and Miss Dora MALE (brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law), Mrs. L. MITCHELL (cousin). There were also many other friends at the service. Four cousins – Messrs. E. and W. TALBOT, F. BONNING, and W. GRINTER – were the bearers. The floral tributes were numerous.

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<NOTES: William Henry BEST son of Tom BEST and Annie BONNING, marred Edna Christina MALE

Widow is Edna Christina MALE daughter of Watson MALE and Lily ROWE, married William Henry BEST>