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Transcription of a 1926 newspaper cutting supplied by Ian Markie


Funeral of the Late Mr. T. S. Ashley at Burton Latimer

Much regret has been felt in Burton Latimer at the death of one who was well-known and respected in the town in the person of Mr. Thomas Stimpson Ashley. His last illness had lasted only five weeks, when, despite the attention of Dr. Warner, he passed away on Thursday of last week at the age of 61, leaving a widow, three sons, and nine daughters.

Deceased was the second son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Ashley, and a native of Woodford. In his early years, however he removed with his family to Kettering , and the last 27 years of his life he had resided at Burton Latimer.

The funeral took place on Saturday at Bur­ton Latimer.  The Rev. J. Robins conducted the short service at the Baptist Chapel and at the graveside.  Reference to his death was also made during the Sunday evening service.

The'mourners  wore: Mrs. T. S. Ashley (widow), Mr. and Mrs. G. Ashley (son and daughter-in-law),  Mr. F Ashley (son) and Ivy (daughter), Mr and Mrs. J. Ashley (son and daughter-in-law), Mr. and Mrs, L. W.Harbard (doughter and son-in-law), Mr. and Mrs A. Yeomans (daughter and son-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. R. Ward (daughter and son-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. A. Clements (daughter and son-in-law), Sylvia, Grace, Vera and Alice (dughters), Mr. and Mrs. H. Turner (sister and brother-in-law), Mr. C. Sharman (brother-in-law) and family.

The beautiful floral tokens were inscribed: “In ever-loving memory of a dear husband and father, from his loving wife and children at home"; "To dear Dad, from George and Florrie”; "To dear Dad, from Frank, Jennie, and children”; "To dear Dad, from Winnie and Eva, Lew and Arch"; "To dear Dad, from Ethel and Jim, Emilv and Alf (Evelyn and Doreen, grandchildren) "; "To our dear Dad, from Laura, Bob and little Ruby"; "In loving memorv of our dear brother, from Ivy, Harry, and Alan"; "In loving sym­pathy, from May, Arthur, and family, 121, Bath-road, Kettering"; "With heartfelt sympathy, from Charlie, Hubert, Annie and Maud, St. Peter's-avenue, Kettering''; "With, deepest sympathy, from all at Purser-road, Northampton " ; " With deepest sympathy, from Walter and friends, at 9, Higham-road" : "In memory of a friend, from Mrs. Clements and family, 21, Edgell-street, Kettering"; "In loving memory, from Frank Evans"; "With, deepest sympathy, from Mr. Fred Evans and family"; “In loving memory of Daddy Ash­ley, from Dudley "; " With deepest sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. Drage, Gertie and Albert"; “With deepest sympathy, from the employees of the Kettering Industrial Co-operative Society's Building Department"; "In affec­tionate remembrance, from Mr. and Mrs. C. Chamberlain"; "In deepest sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. F. Dawson."

Mr and Mrs. H. Bellamy (niece) repre­sented Mr. George Ashley, brother of the deceased, who is in Australia .

The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Messrs. Kilburn and Piper

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