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Trehafod. Mr. Richard Thomas, 4ate under- manager of the Lewis Merthyr Colliery, TrQhafod, parsed away somewhat unex- pectedly on Sunday evening at his resi- dence, Coedcae House, near the Lewis Merthyr Collieries. Mr. Thomas. who had passed his three soore and ten years, had been suffering from partial paralysis for about thirten months, but was able to get about until Saturday last, when he was suddenly taken worse. Deceased was one of the oldest residents in the district, and one of the most esteemed, and by his death another link is severed with the past. A native of Bridgend, he Had for over 56 years resided at Cymmer and Tre- hafod, and was the oldest official at the Lewis Merthyr Collieries. During his career he had served as overman or under- manager at each of the steam coal col- lieries. and was highly esteemed by the officials and workmen generally. As a Welshman, he was extremely fond of the vernacular and rarely expressed himself in English. He was entirely absorbed in mining, but belonged to that school to whom practice and experience was of more value tnan certificates and diplomas. A member of Siloam Chapel, Trehafod, he was held in the highest esteem and respect. The funeral (for gentlemen only) took place on Thursday afternoon, and the lengthy cortege was eloquent testi- mony to the great respect in which de- ceased was held. The interment took place at Glyntaff Cemetery, Treforest, where the Rev. Walter Daniels, Trehafod. i officiated." Among the mourners were.- Messrs. Thomas Thomas and William Thomas, lrehafod (sons); Messrs. R. Davies, J. Davies, Ernest Dudley, and Vivian 2ff. James, Trehafod (grandsons); Messrs. Wm. Harris, J. Powell, and Evan Williams (brothers-in-law); Messrs. G. Moses, Rd. Williams, Daniel Thomas, and J. Jones (nephews). Among those pre- sent were:—Mr. C. M. Roberts, M.E. (sub-agent Lewis Merthyr Collieries), Tre- hafod Mr. Charles Oatridge, M.E., Porth; Mr. Ben Thomas, M.E., Porth; Mr. Richard Evans, M.E., surface mana- ger, Llantrisant; Messrs. Morgan Wil- liams, Trehafod; David Rees and Henry Thomas (under-managers), Messrs. Owen Jones, T. Davies, T. B. Williams and D. -Tones (overmen), and practically all the minor officials of the Lewis Merthyr Col- lieries. Beautiful floral tributes sur- mounted the coffin, sent by Mrs. Thomas and family; son and daughter; three from grandchildren; officials of the Bertie, Trevor, Hafod and Coedcae Pits respectively; Mr. Morgan James; Mr. Daniel Thomas, and others.

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