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t,, Cate IUrs. bumpbrcps, Che Gabies. i Great is the multitude of those who J pn-<s within the veil" in these days. W ir claims its thousands weekly, and strong hearts in the Homeland in quiet nook fear and tremble for their loved a! 08 on sea and land, and many is the siid lale of heartbreak which ends in p,"mature death. But in our record of I the passing of our dear elderly friend, Mrs Humphreys, The Gables, it is not I prematureâit is the full ripe shock of I cnm falling. ,i nd beautiful was she in How sweet and beautiful was she in these declining years. Those who were privileged to meet her and hold con- verse with her felt what a glorious thing it is to live a righteous life, for even in old age it; brings forth fruitâof love, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Mrs Humphreys was born and brought up at Brwynilyna, near Harlech. Her father, the late Mr John Lloyd, of Cwmbychan, was highly esteemed and respected for his many sterliug quali- ties. "His daughter, the subject of these notes, was united in holy wedlock in 1851, and the union lasted for the long period of Gl years. Of the marriage twelve children were born-nine still survive their mother. Five of the children live in the United States of America, and four in Great Britain. Two of the children happily are with us in Barmouth, viz,, the Rev. E. Vaughan Humphreys, who renders such signal services, not only among the Free Churches of our town, but in the larger area of the Free Churches of North Wales. A man loved and admired on account of his transperent Christian character and keen spiritual insight. Also Nurse Humphreys, who gave up a lucrative post as hospital nurse, to devote herself to her aged parentsâa lady highly respected in our midst, and who with the grace and the charm of those trained to succour the afflicted, ministers to many. Twelve years ago, Mrs Humphreys and her late husband came to reside at the Gables, and. in this time they endeared .themselves to all who knew them. After a few days illness, in her BGLh year, Mrs Humphreys passed peacefully away to the Home of the blessed on March 15th. The funeral, which was :strictly private, took place on Thursday last at Dyffryn. The following relatives were present :âMisses Humphreys (daugh- ters), the Rev. E. Vaughan Humphreys, 7, Porkington Terrace, Barmouth Mr Humphrey Humphreys, Liverpool(sons); Mrs Humphreys (daughter-in-law), Miss Alice Humphreys (grand daughter) Liverpool; Mr Edward Lloyd, Tymawr, Llanfair (brother) Mr Edward Lloyd Humphreys (grand-son), Mr G. R. Jones, Blaenau Festiniog (nephew), Mr H. J. Johnson, Midland Hotel (nephew-in- law), Mr Jones, Ystumgwern (cousin) Mr John Humphreys (nephew), Mrs Williams, Galltbyfryd (sister). The .Missps Williams, Galltbyfryd (nieces), and Miss Owen, 7,' Porkington Terrace, were present at the Gables. The in. terment took place at the family burying ground at Dyffi,yn.i The officiating ministers were the Revs. E. Afonwy Williams (pastor), Gwynoro Davies, S. T. Hughes, and W.M. Griffith, M.A. The duties of undertakers were car- ried out by Messrs Evans & Williams, Graigfach. May the divine peace fill the hearts of the sorrowing sons and daughter at home and in America. '0_

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