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14th May 2020 Remembering a very special Son, Dad, Grandad and Brother. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.


Of Wellington. Peacefully on May 5th at St Michaels Hospice, aged 59 years. Colin fought his battle with dignity and a smile on his face. Much loved by all his Family and Friends. A private Service to be held. Donations in memory of Colin for LINC and St Michaels Hospice may be made online at


Of Tower Road, Hereford Passed away peacefully on the 2nd May 2021 at Hereford County Hospital surrounded by his family. Beloved Husband and best friend to Denise, devoted Father to Hugo, the best Step-Father to Kieron, Chantal, George, Genny and Gramps to Sybbi-Rose and Milo. Paul, the kindest and most generous of men, will be missed by all his family and friends. Paul’s private funeral service will be held according to covid restrictions on Thursday the 20th May. The hearse will travel from Tower Road to St Nicholas Church at 12.30pm if anyone would like to pay their final respects. Family flowers only please, donations are invited for Alzheimers Research UK which can be made online via other-ways-to-donate/ All enquiries please to: Victoria Allen Funeral Services, 8 Charlton Rise, Ludlow, SY8 1ND. Tel: 01584 879035

BROOKE Kenneth ‘Ken’

Passed away at St Michael’s Hospice on 2 May 2021, aged 71 years. Dear Husband of Margaret, Brother to Pat and Marian and doting Godfather to Will. Ken was a much-loved family member, friend to many, and will be sadly missed by all. Ken’s funeral service will take place at St Edward’s Church, Kempley on Wednesday 19th May 2021 at 2pm. Due to current restrictions, attendance at the service will be by invitation only. At a later date, a fundraising event for Ken’s chosen charities will be held at which time we will celebrate his life. For details of donations and all enquiries, please contact Ledbury Funeral Services 01531 633388

BULMER Gillian

Died peacefully at home in Breinton on Tuesday, aged 86. Gillian is remembered by her brothers John and Nick Bulmer and all her nephews and nieces. She did not wish to have any formal funeral event, but we will be holding a gathering to remember her at the Cider Museum in October

CHASE Leonard Thomas

1927 -2021 Of Tyrrells Court Passed away peacefully on 30th April age 93. Loving Husband to June, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Lifelong champion of rural Herefordshire and Tyrrells pioneer. Private family funeral in line with current restrictions. Donations gratefully received in memory of Leonard for St Peter’s Church Birley Restoration Appeal (cheques to be made payable to PCC of Birley) and may be sent direct to the family, or via R W Mann and Son Funeral Directors, Leominster, 01568 573886.

ELLIS David James

Sadly, passed on Sunday 25th April 2021. Aged 79. Beloved Partner to Helen, Father to Ben, Jason ad Sam and Grandfather. A private Funeral Service is to take place at Colchester Crematorium, Colchester, on Wednesday 26th May 2021. A live webcast is available to those who are unable to attend in person. Login details provided upon request. Donations in David’s memory to Cancer Research UK may be made via All enquiries to Hunnaball of Colchester, York House, 41 Mersea Road, Colchester, CO2 7QT. Tel 01206 760049.

EVANS Dudley

Passed away peacefully on 1st May 2021 aged 94 years. Loving Husband of the late Anne, and a much loved Dad and Grandad. Private family Funeral in line with the current restrictions. Donations received in memory of Dudley are for Dementia UK. Donations may be made online via: Enquiries to Dawe Brothers (01432) 274066


Died peacefully on 29th April 2021, aged 83. Beloved wife of Ted and treasured mother, nana and sister. Funeral on Monday 24th May at 1.15pm, limited numbers due to Covid, please do contact Bayley Brothers for details. Family flowers only. Donations to Alzheimer’s Research UK care of Bayley Brothers, Hereford

HURCOMB Ernest William

Passed away peacefully on 2nd May 2021 aged 85. Retired postman of 50 years. Beloved Husband to Margaret and Father to Denise, Dawn, Michelle and Sharon. Loved Father in Law and Grandad. Due to Covid restrictions a private family funeral service will be held. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Huntington’s Disease Association can be made online through

JACKSON Grace Beryl

Passed away peacefully on 8th May 2021 aged 94 years. Loving Wife of the late John. A loving Mother of Vicky and Sarah. Nanny of Abbie, Ben, Tom and Daisy. Great Nanny of Reggie and Joey. Funeral service to be held at Hereford Crematorium on Thursday 27th May 2021 at 1:15pm. Donations received in memory of Beryl are for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity. Donations may be made online via: Enquiries to Dawe Brothers (01432) 274066

LLOYD Derek Thomas

Of Christow, Exeter passed away peacefully at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital on 28th April 2021 aged 72 years. Beloved husband of Claire, Father of Jonathan and Emma and Father-in-law to Sam. Loving Grandad to Hannah and Lauren and much loved brother of Maureen. Derek will be missed by many and was well known for his 48 years employment at Wiggins Special Metals (Hereford). Funeral service will take place on Friday 21st May, 14.30 at Exeter and Devon Crematorium. Webcast details of the service can be found at ISCA Funeral Services, Constable Court, Fore Street, Heavitree, Exeter, Ex1 2QJ - 01392 427555

MORRIS Margaret Doreen

Passed peacefully away at Kington Court on May 5th, aged 90 years. Wife of the late Harry. Mother of Raymond and Josephine, mother in law of Susan and Phillip. Grandmother of Colin, Matthew, Lynnette and Shelley and great grandmother of Iris and Martha. Loved and sadly missed. A private service to be held. Family flowers only, donations please for Kinnersley Churchyard Fund. The family wish to express their gratitude and thanks to the nurses and carers at Kington court

PETRIE Margaret Elizabeth

Of Old Forge, Whitbourne. Passed away on the 29th April 2021, aged 87 years. A private family funeral will take place on Monday 17th May at Worcester Crematorium at 1pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired may be sent to Midlands Air Ambulance. For any enquiries please contact H. H. Handley Funeral Directors, 3 Little Hereford Street, Bromyard HR7 4DE (01885) 482216.


Passed away unexpectantly at home in Kingstone on 29th April 2021 Widow of Howard Pilkington, beloved Mother, Grandmother and Friend, she will be deeply missed. Funeral Service to be held at Burghill Church 25th May 2pm by invitation only due to Covid restrictions. All enquiries to Bayley Brothers Tel: 01432 272465

PUGH Marlene

To celebrate the life of the much loved Marlene Pugh 21/03/1940 – 01/05/2021 of Danesfield Drive, Leominster. The Most amazing school nurse and well known “Nite Nurse” who cherished her job and Leominster. In loving memory to Mum, much loved by Vanessa, Johnathan and all the family. Love you and rest in peace mum xxx For any enquiries please contact H. H. Handley Funeral Directors, 3 Little Hereford Street, Bromyard HR7 4DE (01885) 482216.

PULLEN Ralph Albert Lewis

Passed away peacefully at home in Norton, Worcester on Tuesday, May 4th 2021, aged 92 years. Much loved and sadly missed by all the family. Due to the current restrictions, a private funeral service will take place at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Bishops Frome. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Prostate Cancer UK may be sent to Emma Bouston Funeral Services, 3 New Road, Bromyard HR7 4AH (01885 489900).


Passed away peacefully at Hereford Hospital on 16th April 2021 aged 73 years. Much loved wife of the late Jim. Dear friend to Ann and Don A lovely lady who will be missed by all that knew her. Due to current restrictions a private family service will take place at The Forest of Dean Crematorium on Thursday 13th May at 12.30pm The service is being webcast at the Crematorium (details can be obtained from William Bevans) Sheila will be brought back home prior to leaving for her final journey. Those wishing to pay their respects are welcome to stand along Fifth Avenue, Greytree at 11.40am. Donations in his memory are for Myeloma Cancer and may be made payable and sent to William Bevan Funeral Directors, 16 Old Gloucester Road, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5JG. Telephone No.01989 562092


Passed away peacefully at St Michael’s Hospice on 29th April, aged 79. Loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, who meant everything to us and will be missed by all who knew him. Due to current restrictions the Funeral at Hereford Crematorium on 21st May will be by invitation, limited to close family and friends. The Service will be streamed, so all those who knew Laurie are invited to watch via the webcast. Family flowers only, donations if desired, will be received for St Michael’s Hospice. For the funeral webcast log in details or any other information please contact Bayley Brothers Funeral Directors on 01432 272465

STEVENS David John ‘Big Dave’

Passed away suddenly at home on 7th May 2021, aged 50 years. Beloved and cherished son of Lionel and Bern. Brother to Sally, Anna and Tony. Brother- in- law to Phil M, Phil H and Natalie. Uncle to Jason, Nicola, Emma, Neil, Jenni, Jack, Lucy, Toby, Andrew, Ceri, James and Luke. Great Uncle to Edward and Arthur. Friend to so many. The Funeral will take place on Friday 28th May at 11 am Please – no black clothing to be worn. For funeral details please contact William Bevan Funeral Directors 01989 562092


On May 4th 2021, at home in Sutton St Nicholas. Beloved Husband of Megan, beloved Father and Grandfather. Funeral Service at Hereford Crematorium, Westfaling Street, HR4 0JE, on Wednesday 19th May at 1.15 p.m. Numbers are limited due to COVID restrictions - please contact the family if you would like to attend in person or wish to watch via the weblink. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to St Michael’s Hospice, Hereford ( Or sent via Bayley Brothers Hereford who will forward to the Hospice (Bayley Brothers, 17-19 Cotterell Street HR4 0HH. Tel: 01432 272465).

TAYLOR Stephen Joseph

Passed away peacefully on 28th April, 2021 aged 59 years. Loving Husband of Samantha. Son of Jean. Dad of Jessica and Amy. Grandfather of Lilla. Brother of Karl and Vicky. Private family funeral to be held at Hereford Crematorium Chapel on Tuesday 25th May 2021 at 1:15pm. Flowers welcome. Donations if desired to Cancer Research UK. Donations may be made online via: Enquiries to Dawe Brothers (01432) 274066

TAYSOM Peter Ralph Thomas

Peacefully on April 30th 2021, aged 85 years. A much loved husband, dad, grandad and brother. Due to restrictions a private service to be held. Family flowers only, donations please for The Cats Protection. All enquiries to Dawe Brothers 01432 274066

TURNER Frank Oswald (Jumbo)

“Formerly of Heath Farm, Bromsberrow Heath“ Passed away on the 1st of May 2021, aged 92 years. Devoted husband to the late Vera, Dad to Frank and Ted, a loving grandad to Tom, Harriet, Wyndam and Nathan. Frank’s funeral service will be held at St John the Baptist Church, Orcop on Thursday 20th May 2021 at 2pm, followed by burial in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired made payable to St John the Baptist church Orcop c/o Golden Valley Funeral Services, Unit 3 Wormbridge Court, Herefordshire, HR2 9DH. Tel 01981 257203

WALKER (nee Barker) Joy

Wife of Graham Walker mother of Nicholas Walker, died peacefully on the 30th April 2021, after a short illness in the Perry Manor Care Home, Worcester. For many years Joy was a medical secretary at The Hereford County Hospital and at the Nunwell Surgery in Bromyard. Funeral at Worcester Crematorium on 20th May at 1.45pm.


Previously of Stretfordbury / Hamnish. Passed away peacefully at Hazelhurst Nursing Home on 2nd May 2021, aged 86 years. Much loved Wife to Colin. Loving Mum and Grandma who will be sadly missed by all. A Private funeral service will take place. All enquiries to Leominster Funeralcare, 17 Drapers Lane, Leominster. HR6 8ND (01568) 612225

WHEELER Jim (Christopher James)

Formerly of Bowling Green Garage, Powick, Worcester. Passed away Sunday 2nd May 2021 aged 85 years Beloved husband to the late Kath, precious dad, dear brother and brother-in-law, caring father-in-law and treasured grandad Jim will be sadly missed by many friends and extended family The Funeral Service will be held at Worcester Crematorium Friday 21st May at 1pm. (No Flowers) Attendance remains restricted and by invitation only. If you wish to pay your respects Jim will pause at the Garage approx. 12.30pm The Service will be available via webcast link and donations if desired in Jim’s memory to The Injured Jockeys’ Fund. All Enquiries to Dawes Bros 01531 636666

WILTSHIRE Robert David (Dave)

(RD Wiltshire Plumbing and Central Heating) of Clee Hill, passed away on May 3rd, 2021, aged 80 years. Beloved husband of Mary, much loved father of Zoe and Neil, father-in-law of Mark and an adored grandad of Jessica and Adam. Dave will be dearly missed by all his Family and Friends. A private funeral service will take place due to current covid restrictions. A Memorial Service will take place at St Peter’s Church, Clee Hill on a date to be confirmed. Should anyone wish to pay their respects the funeral cortege will leave Knapp Lane at 12.30pm on Monday May 24th Donations in lieu of flowers will be shared between Cancer Research UK and The Midlands Air Ambulance and can be sent via the funeral director. All enquiries to: Victoria Allen Funeral Services, 8 Charlton Rise, Ludlow SY8 1ND.