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DEATH OFI gnr. Jltrtur arr,I

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DEATH OF gnr. Jltrtur arr, POPULAR LLANRWST COUNCILLOR. I It is with extreme regret that we announce the death of Mr Arthur Parry, Llanrwst, which sad event occurred on Friday morning, in his 42nd year, after a short but severe illness, ex- tending over ten days. Last week we announced his illness, but with all his friends we joined in the hope that he had overcome the crisis, and that he was on his way to' recovery. On Thursday morning, he had a relapse, and gradually sank and passed away as stated. Mr Parry was a native of Llanrwst, being a son of Mrs Parry, Bank View, and of the late Mr William Parry, Relieving Officer. He was educated at the Llanrwst Grammar School, after which he entered the services of the late Mr Wilkias, chemist, leaving later for Liverpool, where he studied for his examination. Having successfully passed, he established himself in business at The Pharmacy, Station-road, Llan- rwst, where, by dint of hard work, he built up a large connection, and became one of the most respected tradesmen in the town. When the Tradesmen's Association was formed, he was elected vice-chairman. He was a valuable member of Horeb chapel, and took a leading part in everything in connection with the church. He served as superintendent of the Sunday school, and was a faithful teacher to the end. He also served his church as society steward, and was circuit treasurer of old minis- ters' fund. 'His death opens a breach at Horeb which will be difficult indeed to fill. As a Councillor, he was possessed of the cour- age of his convictions, and never minced matters to make himself understood. He always stood zealously for every movement for the advance- ment and betterment of his native town, and in this direction also will he be greatly missed. His fund of humour was inexhaustible, and never was a Council meeting dry if Arthur, as he was popularly known, was present. He was a member of the Gwydyr Castle Golf Club, and for many years of the Llanrwst Cricket Club. As a conductor of concerts and competitive meetings, he was always a popular figure, where his hilarity caused great amusement, and as a member of the old Mystic Roosters, it was he who was the life and soul of the whole pro- gramme., his humorous speeches, and local hits being highly amusing. He was one who was always bright and cheerful, and his personality was one which will be greatly missed in the town. The sympathy of the whole country around goes out to the widow, the two little ones, his aged mother, and the family in their great grief. IMPRESSIVE FUNERAL. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon, at St. Mary's Churchyard, and as a tribute of respect the whole of the business houses were closed between the hours of two and three. The town wore a mournful aspect, Station-road, for a long distance, being crowded with tearful mourners. The service at the house was con- ducted by the Revs. W. Lloyd Davids, Pen- machno, and Philip Price, Conway. The pro- cession, headed by the Llanrwst Fire Brigade, in charge of Captain T. R. Jones. Then fol- lowed the ministers, of whom there were present the Revs. T. C. Roberts, W. Lloyd. Davies, T. Gwilyim Roberts (Llanrwst Circuit), P. Jones Roberts (Festiniog), Philip Price (Conwiay), Thomas Jones (C.) (Nant-y-Benglog), W. Cyn- wyd Williams, William Thomas, Richard Row- lands (Llanrwst), and the following lay preach- ers; Messrs Griffith Jones., Capel Garmon; Thos. Roberts, Bettws-y-Coed; Robert Roberts, Swch-yr-Hafod R. T. Roberts, Llanrwst; with Dr. J. W. Owen, the family physician. Next came the members and officials of the Llanrwst Urban Council, there being present Mr H. J. W. Watling (chairman), Mr T. Rogers Jones (vice- chairman), Dr. Huw Williams, Messrs W. J. Williams, William Hughes, D. J. Wil- liams, Albert Hughes, John Williams, Wil- liam Jones, Mr T. Latimer Jones (clerk), Mr George Wynne (inspector), and Mr E. M. Jones (collector). The officers of Horeb chapel were Messrs Edward Mills, J.P., H. Roberts, Jon- athan Jones, Owen Foulkes, R. Roberts, J. W. Jones, David Davies, and William Davies, and the deceased's Sunday school class, namely, J. Haydn Owen,, Robert Hughes, H. Moore Dav- ies, and Idwal R. Davies. The coffin, which was covered with handsome wreaths, was borne by the fo,llo,wiiig:-Me-ssrs W. H. Roberts, T. Harris Jones, D. C. Rowlands, Arthur Roberts, Thomas Hughes, A. Roberts, J. S. Roberts, Wil- liam Griffith, Tommy Roberts, Willie R. Dav- ies, Oliver Davies, David Jones, and Willie Griffith. 4 The chief mourners were Mrs Parry (widow), Master Llew. Parry, Messrs Oliver, Idwal, Frank, and Garfield Parry (brothers), Messrs L. A. and N. Parry (sisters), Mr Griffith Jones (The Bull), Mr Walter Jones, Barmouth (uncles) Mrs Owen, Hazel Bank (arant) Rev. T. Wynne Jones, Manchester; Mr R. J. Jones, Bethesda; Mr Arthur Owen, Mr Walter Owen, Mrs Fitz. Patrick, Liverpool; Mrs Low, Liverpool; Miss Bessie Jones, Llanrwst (cousins) Mr Port, Bain- gor (uncle) Mr Port, Llandudno (cousin); Mr J. D. Williams, Manchester (cousin) Mr Thos. Jones, Bridge-street (uncle) Mr E. D. Jones, Llangollen (cousin) Mr and Mrs William Ro- berts, Llandudno Junction (brother and sister- in-law) Mr, Mrs, and Mr Willie Jones, Goppy, Maenian (uncle, aunt, and cousin) Mr Robert Roberts, Victoria House (uncle) Miss Maggie Roberts, ditto (cousin) Mrs Prichard, Tany- graig (coustm) Mrs Evans, Eglwysbach, and Mrs Jones, Eglwysibach (cousins) Mr and Mrs Hugh Roberts, Four Crosses; Mr William Wil- liams, John-street (cousins) Mr J. Hugh Ro- berts, Eglwysbach; Mr and Mrs Isaac Jones, Eglwysbach Mr Hugh Jones, Eglwysbach Mrs Hullburt, Manchester; Mrs Balrner, Manches- ter Mr Tom Berry, Manchester; Mrs Davies, Llandudno Junction (cousins) Mrs Garrett Ro- berts, Ruthin; Mrs Williams, Chester; Mrs Gibson, Llandudno Mrs J. E. Jones, GLan Con- way, Mrs Ellis, Bryn Pin, Talycafn. The service at the grave was i)ornduoted by the Rev. T. C. Roberts. The Rev. P. Jones Roberts spoke of the de- ceased as being dear to. every one. He was of such an amiable disposition as to make himself beloved. Yet he had been removed from amongst them in the midst of life. He felit it was FJJot the time for him to speak but he must say that the news of his demise had come to him. as a great shock. The deceased was one of the townspeople who had worked diligently, which had won the affection and respect of all whom he came in contact with. There was one thing which he particularly admired in the deceased's life, and that was the great care which he showed for hisparellllts, and he was sure they all sympathised with his mother in her grief. Mr Parry was a man who had great influence, had a store of wit, and underneath all that there was always a readiness to do good, and when he was pastor at Horeib he found in the deceased one who was ever willing to give: a heljping hand. He was zealoius as a Sunday school teacher and in the young people's, society, and, indeed, in everything aDpertaining to the ad- vancement of Christ's Kingdom on earth. His illness was but of short duration, but very se- vere. He bore his sufferinigs- quietly and pa- tiently, and was not afraid of his end. He nad now joined a larger and nobler company and they would feel his loss keenly but the prayer of each one that day was that God would be very near to the widow and little ones. The Rev. T. Gwilym Roberts having offered up prayer, the hymn. 0, Fryniiau Caersalam," was sung. Floral tributes were sent by Horeb Literary Society, Gwydyr Castle Golf Club., Mr and Mrs Malek, Glan Cbnway; Mr and Mrs W. B. Hal- bed and family, Bryn Derwen Mr W. J. Ro- berts, Gorphwysfa; Llanrwst Urban District Council, the Mystic Roosters, Mr and Mrs Tar. gett, Llanrwst the Tradesmen's Association, Mr and Mrs D G. Wilson, Mr and Mrs Fraser, Miss M. Roberta, Chester; Martha and Lizzie, Nant- wich Mrs Kershaw, Llanrwst. CONDOLENCE. Mr H. J. W. Watling, J.P. (Chairman), pre- siding at Friday's meeting meeting of the Llan. rwst District Council, at the commencement of the proceedings, referred, to the loss sustained by the Council through the death of the late Mr A. Parry. Their late comrade, he said, was a man of the most cheerful temperament, his good humour having the unesftimiatble value for being contagious and exercising a soothing effect upon those he came in contact with. He moved a vite of condolence with his mother, wife and family in their sad bereavement. Mr W. Hughes, in seconding the motion, en- dorsed what the Chairman had said, the motion being carried by all present standine. Yn wr pur Arthur Parry.-a ddenwyd Trwy'r Ionddonen ddifri; Yn war a llesg- ofnau'r Hi—orchfyg-odd, I'w Idr y glynodd hyd fro'r gfole'uni. Llanrwst. £ ]?_ Deil hiraeth i dclori-yn hir iawn, Ar ol Arthur Parri; o nych y llawr, Ilwch y Hi', Glaniodd yn mro goleuni. HERBERT HUGHKS.

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