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FUNERAL OF MISS LILY OLWEN ROBERTS, FERN BANK. it The funeral of Miss Lily Olwen Roberts, second daughter of Mr and Mrs John Roberts (Fern Bank), took place on Wednesday afternoon, June 3rd, at Llangystenin Church. The service at the house was conducted by the Rev Dr Cynhafal Jones, after which the coffin (literally covered with wreaths, crosses, and bouquets of lovely flowers) was placed in the hearse supplied by Mr Edwin Jones (The Woodlands). The route along which the cortege wended its mournful way from the house, was up Greenfield Road, along Aber- gele Road and Conway Road, to Llangystenyn Church, the following being the order of pro- cession :-The hearse and bearers (Mr Roberts's workmen), and about fifty other employes follow- ing next in order then came the mourning coaches, in which were relatives, including Mr and Mrs Roberts (father and mother), Mr J. Llewelyn Roberts (brother), Miss Roberts (sister), Miss Nellie Ann Roberts (sister); Mr Owen Roberts, of Wern Villa (uncle), and Mrs Owen Roberts; Mr W. Roberts,of Cystenyn Villa(uncle), and Mrs \V. Roberts; Mr Jesse Roberts, of Wern Bach (uncle), Mr and Mrs Richard Davies (Llan- dudno), Mrs Williams (Conway), Mrs Jones (Conway), Miss Jones (Ty'nytnaes), Mr Davies (Bettws), and Mr Davies (Dvré House); then.came no less than 500 persons on foot, followed by the Choir, after which followed no less than 34 car- riages. This was one of the (if not the) largest funerals in the neighbourhood during a century at least. The service at the Church was conducted by the Rev W. Davies (Rector of Llangystenyn) and the Rev J. Griffiths (Vicar of Colwyn), and by the Rev W. Davies at the graveside. The Rev Dr Cynhafal Jones repeated the hymn Mor ddedwydd yw y rhai trwy ffydd," which was sung very effectively. The ministers present, in addition to Dr Jones, were the Revs J. Williams, J. Edwards, W. Hughes (Congo),. W. Fouikes (Colwyn), and J. Griffiths (Hazelwood). The School Board (of which the deceased's father is Chairman) were represented in the funeral, and members of the Colwyn Bay Council also by attendance showed sympathy with their brother-Councillor and Vice-Chairman in his sad trial. Almost every family in Rhos, Mochdre, Colwyn, and Colwyn Bay, were represented in this funeral, the procession which included almost a thousand people, being about a mile in length. The floral tributes were placed upon the grave, and it was noticed that most prominent among the numerous flowers were the lilies, indicative of not only the name of the departed, but also of her beautiful traitsof character. Among those who sent floral tributes, were the Missses Owen, Bodwrog Mr and Mrs Jones, Bryntirion Mr and Mrs Jones, the Woodlands Mrs W. Roberts, Cystenyn Villa Mrs Lunt, Oaklands Miss and Master Percy Williams, Talhaiarn House; Messrs Thomas and John Jones, Bryn Meurig Miss Margory Jones, Freshfield Mr and Mrs Roberts and family, Engedi Chapel House Mr John Davies, Bodnant Hall Mr Robert Davies, Bettws Mr J. Owen (late of Moranedd) Mr and Mrs W. Jones, Gwynfryn The Assistants in the Ironmongery Department Mr and Mrs Jones, Tynycoed Miss Williams, Windsor House Mrs Williams and family, 22, Victor Road Miss Jones, Harland House Miss Davies, Tudno Villa; Miss Williams, Llwydcoed; Mr and Mrs Edwards, Lansdown House Miss Lloyd and Miss Newton, Queen's Buildings Mr and Mrs Williams, Oakfield The Family at Maenan House Miss Arundall Miss K. and E. Mc'Cann Miss Jones and Miss Roberts, Tyn-y- maes Misses Maggie and Minnie Jones, Rhos Mrs Dunning and family Mrs C. Jones Mrs Lunt and Mrs Samuel Mr and Mrs Edwards, the Birchwood Mr and Mrs Edwards, Brynkinallt Miss Mattie Hoskings Miss Owen, Board School Miss Bartley, Colwyn Miss C. Persus Jones, Dyffryn Aled and Mrs Margaret Jones, the Junction. The number of the floral tributes (many of which were unaccom- panied by the names of the senders) was so great, that they were arranged three deep upon the grave. The Colwyn Bay Board Schools were closed for the afternoon, Mr John Roberts being the Chairman of the Board. Not one-half of the people could go into Church, although the sacred edifice was filled to its utmost capacity. The coffin was of polished oak, with silver mountings, the name-plate bearing the fol- lowing inscription LILY OLWEN ROBERTS, Died May 30, 1896, Aged 17. Mr W. Roberts was the undertaker. In addition to the numerous floral tributes, letters, and messages of condolence were received from all parts, both far and near. Owing to it being impossible for them to thank all the senders personally, Mr and Mrs Roberts and family wish us not to close our report without tendering to all their heart-felt gratitude for all the sympathetic missives which they received in connexion with this sad bereavement which has so suddenly fallen upon them as a family.

CONWAY.

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