Heartfelt tributes to 33 lost Somerset loved ones (2024)

Heartfelt messages have been paid to 33 much-loved Somerset locals in the latest funeral and death notices this week. Tributes have been paid to much-loved family members and those who have tragically had their lives cut short.

In total 29 death notices were placed into the funeral notices section of SomersetLive’s sister print titles, for those people who either lived in the city, or had links to it and have died recently.

The messages, placed between June 22 to June 28 provide comfort to the loved ones of those either lost or being celebrated. There were also three in memoriam messages for loved ones no longer with us and one acknowledgment

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Announcing the passing of a loved one in local news media is a long standing tradition and we are proud of the trust placed in us to make these important announcements. Every notice published to our newspaper and news site also appears on funeral-notices.co.uk - the UK’s number one site for death notices and memoriams. Every notice remains online forever providing friends and families with a lifelong tribute to their loved one, a safe place online to share memories, add tributes, photographs and make donations in memory.

Each week we pay tribute to the loved ones remembered in our area with a funeral notice and online tribute page. To read the latest announcements and add tributes to those from our area who have passed away, or to create a funeral notice yourself,click here. Alternatively, you can create a notice by calling our helpful team on 01482 908084.

Here are a selection of notices published earlier this week.

Death Notices

Sara Jane ASH

of Bridgwater Passed away on the 9th June 2024, aged 89 years. Sara was the beloved wife of the late Joe Ash, and will be sadly missed by her son Justinian, grandsons Alex, Tom and daughter-in-law Victoria. A funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity, Blackford on Wednesday 3rd July at 2:30pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Sara to Cats Protection may be left at the church or forwarded to:- Bridgwater Funeral Services, 15 Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4AU. Telephone 01278 457755.

Geoffrey AXFORD

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(of Yeovil) Passed away peacefully in Yeovil Hospital on 20th June 2024, aged 77 years. Much loved and sadly missed by all his family. Funeral service will take place at St Mary's Church, Mudford on Wednesday 10th July 2024 at 1:00pm followed by interment at Mudford Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Geoff for either the Alzheimer's Society or Secret World Wildlife Rescue may be given online at www.ajwakely.com or sent c/o A J Wakely & Sons 33 Sparrow Road Yeovil BA21 4BT Tel: 01935 479913 (please make cheques payable to the charity)

Edna BLACKWELL

Highly accomplished instrumentalist and musical director. Passed away peacefully on 11th June. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. A Service to Celebrate Edna's life will be held at St Stephen's Church, Lansdown on Wednesday 10th July at 12.30pm. Family flowers only please but donations, if desired, for "Cats' Protection League" or "Help Musicians" are being received by: Clarkson's Independent Funeral Directors 7 Windsor Place, Upper Bristol Road Bath, BA1 3DF. Tel:01225 426822.

Elisabeth Anne BRAIN

(Row) Died on Friday 14th June 2024, aged 71 years, at Gloucester Royal Hospital after a short illness, stoically and bravely born. Beloved and loving elder daughter of the late Jack and Kathleen Row of Redruth, Cornwall, wife of Timothy, mother of Richard, mother-in-law of Kate, grandmother of Henry, sister of Charlotte and Michael, aunt of Jacqueline, Michael, Mark and Lisa, and cousin of Mark. Sometime nursing sister at Heath Hospital, Cardiff, and Yeovil District Hospital, and Vice President Girlguiding Gloucestershire. Elisabeth will be greatly missed by all who knew her, and especially her family and friends. Funeral service will take place at Gloucester Cathedral on Tuesday 23rd July at 1.30pm. Interment will take place at Haycombe Cemetery, Bath on Wednesday 24th July at 1.30pm. Donations to Gloucestershire Constabulary Benevolent Fund. Flowers welcome. Enquiries to W. S. Trenhaile Funeral Directors, Apostle House, 175 London Road, Cheltenham, Glos. GL52 6HN. 01242 224897

Thomas Henry CREASE

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Of Wanstrow. Passed away peacefully at home on 23rd June 2024, aged 78 years. A loving Husband, Dad and Grandad. Funeral service at Mendip Crematorium, Croscombe on Monday 8th July at 10.30 am. Family flowers only please, but donations for the British Heart Foundation may be sent to Wayne Kelly Independent Funeral Directors, R20 Marshall Way, Commerce Park, Frome BA11 2FE (01373 476277).

David DAMPIER

(of Folly Fields, Yeovil) Peacefully on 15th June 2024, aged 93 years. Much loved Father, Father-in-Law, Grandad and Builder Grandad. Funeral service will take place at Yeovil Crematorium on Monday 8th July 2024 at 11:20am. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of David for Cancer Research UK may be given online at www.ajwakely.com or sent c/o A J Wakely & Sons 33 Sparrow Road Yeovil BA21 4BT Tel: 01935 479913 (please make cheques payable to the charity)

Sheila Valerie EDWARDS

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Passed away peacefully at the Royal United Hospital, Bath on 18th June 2024. aged 84 years. She will be greatly missed by husband David and all the family. Funeral service at St Andrew's Church, Mells on Friday 5th July at 2.00 pm, followed by interment. Family flowers only please, but donations for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance may be sent to Wayne Kelly Independent Funeral Directors, R20 Marshall Way, Commerce Park, Frome BA11 2FE (01373 476277).

Diane GOULD

passed peacefully away on the 21st June 2024 at Immacolata House, Langport aged 81 years. Loving wife to William and wonderful mother to Sean and Dean and their families. She will be forever missed. Funeral service will take place at Yeovil Crematorium on the 11th July 2024 at 12 noon. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Diane for Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, can be left after the service or sent c/o Irish and Denman, Palmer Street, South Petherton, TA14 5DB (cheques made payable to charity please)

Susan Mary Elizabeth GREEN

(Sue) of Crewkerne Passed away peacefully on the 16th June 2024 at Crewkerne Community Hospital after a long battle against cancer, aged 87 years. Special thanks to all the staff at both Ward 7B Yeovil District Hospital and the Crewkerne Community Hospital for their excellent care. Much loved Mum, Sister, Aunt, Grandma and Great Grandma, she will be missed by all of her family and friends. A Celebration of Sue's life will take place at Yeovil Crematorium (BA20 2EJ) at 2pm on Tuesday 2nd July 2024. Flowers and floral tributes should be sent to: Stoodley & Son The Old Bank 37 Market Square Crewkerne TA18 7LP Tel: 01460 73229 To arrive by 11.30am on 2nd July 2024

Vernon GROVES

Vernon Groves, late of Bradford on Avon, grew up in Bath and taught at Culverhay School. Loving father to Gillian and Robert, grandfather to Jennifer and father-in-law to Madeleine and Nigel. Greatly missed by all his family and friends. He sadly passed away after a short illness in the Royal United Hospital on 5th June 2024 aged 84. May he rest in peace now.

Clive Paul GROVES

of Sutton Mallet passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday 22nd June 2024 aged 51 years. Dearly loved son of Geoff and Ann, much loved partner of Liz, dear brother of Darren and Ted and brother-in-law of Elaine who will be sorely missed by all his family and many friends. Funeral arrangements to be announced at a later date. All enquiries to: M Franks & Sons Independent Family Funeral Directors, Bath Road, Ashcott, Bridgwater, TA7 9QT. Telephone 01458 210627.

Julie Ann HALLLIWELL

(nee Cook) Passed away peacefully 6th June aged 65 Years. A loving Wife, Mother, Nanna and Sister. Will be forever Loved and never forgotten by all her family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at Valley Chapel, Haycombe Crematorium, Bath on Wednesday 3rd July at 10.45am. Bright colours to be worn. No flowers please, donations in lieu for The Chemo Therapy Unit, RUH may be sent direct or left in the retiring collection following the service because we don't want anyone to suffer like Julie did. Co-op Funeralcare, 4-5 Wells Road Radstock BA3 3RN

John HOLDRIDGE

Passed away peacefully on 8th June 2024. Dearly loved by all his family and friends. Funeral Service to take place at Yeovil Crematorium on Tuesday 9th July at 2.00pm. Family flowers only please, for those wishing to, donations for The League of Friends of South Petherton Hospital may be given at the service or sent c/o B. Gibbs Funeral Services Ltd. 25 Silver Street, Ilminster TA19 0DH. Telephone 01460 929100 If donating by cheque, please make payable to the chosen charity.

Nick HOLLOWAY

Passed away on 14th June 2024, Aged 50 years. Much loved son of Liz, loving brother to Vicky and Richard. Funeral service will take place at Yeovil Crematorium on Monday 08th July 2024 at 12 Noon. Family Flowers only please. Donations in memory of Nick for the Yeovil Hospital Charity c/o A J Wakely & Sons 33 Sparrow Road Yeovil BA21 4BT Tel: 01935 479913 (please make cheques payable to the charity)

Paul HOLMES

Passed away peacefully on 3rd June 2024 aged 76 years. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. In honour of his Radio 4 appearance, remember the difference between pressured and pressurised. Funeral service will take place at Haycombe Crematorium, Bath on Wednesday 10th July at 2.30pm. Family flowers only, donations if desired for Save The Children may be forwarded to Curtis Ilott Independent Family Funeral Directors, Beechcroft, Anchor Road, Coleford, Radstock, BA3 5PB. Telephone; 01373 812248.

Sheila Rose LINDUP

(nee Osborne) of Midsomer Norton passed away peacefully on 11th June 2024 aged 90 years. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service to be held at Haycombe Crematorium, Valley Chapel on Thursday 4th July at 11.30am. Family flowers only, donations if wished for Age UK may be left at the crematorium or sent to the Funeral Directors. H H Evans Funeral Directors, Tyndale House, 20 Winterfield Park, Paulton, Bristol. BS39 7RY

Christine MASSEY

of Midsomer Norton Peacefully passed away on 11th June, aged 83. Much loved Mother, Grandmother and Sister. Funeral Service and Cremation at Valley Chapel, Haycombe, Bath on Friday 5th July at 10:45am. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired for the Gardening with Disabilities Trust to Bryan G Bishop Funeral Service, Farrington Road, Paulton, Bristol, BS39 7LW.

Kathleen Mary MOORE

Of Langport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday 19th June 2024 aged 101 years. Kathleen will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends. Reunited again with her beloved husband Edward. Kathleens Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday 9th July at Yeovil Crematorium at 10:40 am. Family flowers only please, donations if desired, are welcomed to Action For Children and can be made online via this notice in the donation box below or cheques made payable to the charity may be forwarded to Forsey and Son Funeral Directors, Pound Pool, Somerton, TA11 6LZ. Tel. 01458 272297.

Julie RAYBOULD

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Of Glastonbury Sadly passed away on Wednesday 5th June 2024 at home aged 57 years. She will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends. Julie’s Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday 23rd July at St John’s Church, Glastonbury at 11:30 am. All are welcome to attend. A private cremation will follow. Julie’s daughter Rhiannon and son Joe, would like to thank everyone for their support and generous contributions towards their Go Fund ME page. All enquiries, please contact Forsey and Son Funeral Directors, Willowfields, Lowerside Lane, Glastonbury, BA6 9GY. Tel: 01458 831020

Brian Charles SAUNDERS

Formerly of Drayton, passed peacefully away at Musgrove Park Hospital, on Tuesday 18th June 2024, aged 83 years. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. A Service of Thanksgiving for Brian, will be held at Taunton Deane Crematorium, on Friday 12th July 2024 at 10:40 a.m. Colourful attire encouraged. Family flowers only, donations if desired for Dementia UK, can be made online at crescent-giving.co.uk or may be sent to the Funeral Directors. Crescent Funeral Services, Bow house, Bow Street, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9PQ. Telephone 01458 252505.

John Edward SEARLE

of Wookey passed peacefully away at home on 12th June 2024 aged 83 years. Funeral Service to be held at St. Matthews Church, Wookey on Thursday 11th July at 2.00pm and will be followed by private interment. Family flowers only please but donations if desired for 'Childrens Hospice South West' or 'St. Margarets' Hospice Care' (Taunton) may be left at the Church or forwarded to Unwins Independent Funeral Directors, The Firs, Underwood, Wookey Hole Road, Wells, BA5 1AF.

Maureen Mary SWINDELL

(Nee Dunleavy) (Late of Bath and Winsley) Passed away on 16th June 2024 in Salisbury. Wonderful wife of John for 54 years. Loved mother of Nicola and Jonathan. Beloved Grandma of Jake and Max, and Treasured mother-in-law of Gary and Mal. Free after 8 years of pain, stoically borne. Thank you Mo, and God bless for your love and being.

Guy TAPSCOTT

Of Somerton, formerly Henley passed away peacefully on Thursday 6th June 2024 at Wessex House. aged 97 years. Guy will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends. Guy's funeral service will be held on Friday 12th July at St Andrew's Church, High Ham at 11:30 am, followed by a burial at High Ham Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if desired are welcomed for St Andrew's Church and Henley Chapel which were both very dear to Guy. These may be made on the day of the funeral via the donation box, or cheques made payable to PCC High Ham with Low Ham or Henley Chapel Fund can be forwarded to Forsey & Son Funeral Directors Pound Pool, Somerton, TA11 6LZ. Tel. 01458 272297

Janet Rosemary TIBBS

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(Ham) Peacefully at home in Stalbridge. Dearly loved wife of Richard, mother Joanne, Alison & Edward. Funeral service at St Thomas a Becket Church, Lydlinch on Tuesday, 25th June at 3pm. Family flowers only please. All enquiries to Peter Jackson Funeral Services. Tel: 01963 362570.

Paul Gary TUBMAN

Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday 28th May 2024, at the age of 79. Sadly missed by daughter Stephannie and her mum, his grandchildren, Charlotte and Emilia and the family of his late wife, Liz, his dear father, John and all who knew him. The funeral will take place at Mendip Crematorium on Monday 8th July 2024 at 11.30am. Family flowers only but donations, if desired, may be made to Muscular Dystrophy UK and can be left at the service or forwarded to: W. B. Gibbs & Sons, Funeral Directors, Riverside, Henton, Wells, BA5 1PD.

Elizabeth TURNER

of Somerton Passed away peacefully on 2nd June 2024, aged 74. A funeral service will be held at St. Mary's Church, Bridgwater on Friday 12th July at 1:30pm followed by private interment. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to St. Margaret's Hospice can be made online at www.hbiffen.co.uk or sent to H Biffen & Sons Ltd. 32 Wembdon Road Bridgwater Tel: 01278 423333

Pietro VALUTO

Sadly passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at home on the 5th of June 2024, aged 87 years. Very much loved father of Maria, Rossana, Jacqueline and Maurizio, beloved grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend to many. A true gentleman, who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral service to be held at St. Joseph & St. Teresa's Church, Wells on Friday 19th July at 1pm. Family flowers only but donations for Macmillan Cancer Support may be left at the service or forwarded to: W. B. Gibbs & Sons, Funeral Directors, Riverside, Henton, Wells, BA5 1PD.

Olive Mabel WEBSPER

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Olive passed away peacefully on Tuesday 18 June, aged 92, with her son and granddaughter by her side. Olive lived happily in Minster Way, Bath for almost 50 years. Much loved mother to Nicola (deceased) and Nigel. Beloved 'Nana' to Guy (deceased), Joe, Charlie, Olivia, and Sienna, and five great grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held on Friday 5th July, at St Nicholas Church, Bathampton at 12 Noon. Please wear bright and cheerful clothing. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Age UK, Bath & North East Somerset.

Jane WILKINSON

Former headteacher of Parcroft Junior School, Yeovil. Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 11th June 2024, aged 81 years The funeral service will take place at Taunton Crematorium on Thursday 4th July 2024 at 12pm. Family flowers only, but donations if desired will be in aid of Young Somerset Charity. These can be left in the retiring collection after the service or made via the following link https://www.youngsomerset.org.uk/fundraisers/ in-loving-memory-of-jane-wilkinson Nigel K Ford 45 Station Road Taunton, TA1 1NZ

In Memoriams

Christine Ann SMALLCOMBE

28.06.2003 Loving memories still live on. All my love Bob xxx

Doris Irene WITHERS

(Nan ) Of Brent Knoll Slipped away June 25th 1998, aged 92. Dear mum, nan and gran nan. Beautiful memories silently kept, of one we loved and will never forget. Love always, Doreen, Bob, Carlien, Heather, Charlotte and Paige

Birthday Memoriams

William BOND

(Bill) Thinking of a special dad and grandad on his birthday, 2nd July 2024. No cards to send, no presents to give in our hearts you will always live Loved and remembered every day. Love from Pat, Ray, Peter and Amanda xxxx

Acknowledgements

Lesley Ann SWEET

(of Crewkerne) Derek and Ray and family wish to express their sincere thanks for cards, letters, messages of sympathy and attendance at the Funeral Service. Donations were received for British Heart Foundation but can still be sent c/o A J Wakely & Sons, 2 Abbey Street, Crewkerne TA18 7LF, tel 01460 74547

To add your own tributes to the loved ones from our area, or to publish a notice for your loved one, visit funeral-notices.co.uk

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