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FUNERAL OF THE REV JOHN REES,…

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FUNERAL OF THE REV JOHN REES, PONTYPRIDD. The nifir'al remains of the Lite Rev John IRees, Wes eyan Minister. Pontypridd, were laid to rest i'l Glyntaff Cemetery on Tuesd-y afternoon. The deceits1";} I'-ntleman was 8 years ol' ;-g3, and al- though during rw.-nt yars 0" the sflremumeriry j crt of vhe ( oimexlo-e, C-)- 0 (ate "n active part in reI ??rv c- s .r d nt move- ID}ll7S. ,í s r'é' of t'c Cl) d pi 'ar3 of t'e S'.ui'i Wiles i°.au:rura: nd by the 1 to Rev jobn Fm- ch, :,ncl prior to Irs coming to Pontvpr'dd. Vr iteas o ou •; <1 v-? -ions 'ead ng o '• f'wm"" jo > wT, VT "sh W3eynsm. f-o thrt hr was one cf e b^ now ■ rt1 m st Mghh- r ri s ers of body to \vl,h he belonged. The fun ral on Tu sd v v as on e urt- 1y ait«id-?d by ;2l'e numbor; of minist r? and lav- men of various derom-naiio is. and ta« procee U>JC s were, of a deeply impressive ch -meter. The coffin contain ng the rem 'i.-s of the R v John Rees was ■ ken from the late residence of he d cyis d, Y Fro^o ou. Gelliwas^ad Road, Ponyrridl, to the English Wcs evm C'lapel, c'os • by. where a fun- eral sorvioe, principally in Welsa, was conducted by tl-3 Fev T. Jor.es, suec3-sor to the late Rev John I''v«ns, The Rev T. K.rby, pist-or of the Engils'i Church, r nd a portion of Holy Writ, and priyers were o ered by the Revs T. Mansel, Penygraig, scre!,ary of the Welsh Wes- leyan D.strct, and T. Riwlings, Swansea. Brief addresses were delivered by the Revs J. F. Owen, i Mountain Ash; J. R. Jones (B), Poniyprldd; J. Maurice Owen, Mountain Ash; W. I. Morris (Cong.), Pontypridd, and Rice Owen, Ferndae, chairman of the Welsh Wesleyan District. Welsh hymns w-re sung, and at the close cf the service the "Dead -in Sau," was p aysd upon the organ. The mourners were: Mr John Rees( son of the deceased), manager of the Norl and South Wales Ba-lk, Aberystwith; and Mrs Rces; Mr Edward Roes (son), and Mrs Ress, Penar h; the i Misses Annie and Susie Rees (daughters); Mr and Mrs Chivcrs (daughter), Penarth; and Mr E. Chivers; Mrs (daughter), Liverpool; and he Rev T. Rawlings, Swansea. The Wesleyan ministers present were the Revs Rice Owen. Ferndale; T. Mansel, ePnycraig; T. Jones, Pontypridd; J. M. Owen, Mountain Ash; R. Roberts, Treorky; J. D. Jones. Aberdare; H. 0. Hughes, Merthyr; R. Emrys Jones, Porth; D. Roberts, Tonvpindy; T. Rowlands, Abercynon; T. Kirby. Pontypridd; T. J. Pritcliard, Cardiff; D. C. Davies, Neath Abbey ;• and J. E. Roberts, Tredegar. Other min- isters in atteudance were the Revs S. R. Jones, vicar of Glyrv atf; E. E. Robert, D. D., Pentre, principal of the Bala-Bangor Independent College W. I. Morris (I), W. Lewis (CM.), E. E. Pro- bert(B.), W Rees (B), Benjamin Davies (B), J R. Jones (B), E. D. Edwards, W. J. Jenkins (I), Pontypridd, and J. F. Owen, Mountain Ash. The general public included Messrs E. C. Spickett, D. Roberts-Rosser, R. A. Lewos, J. Coombes, M. Julian, F. Bubb, H. Porcher, G. Marchant, Arthur 0. Evans, W Delaney, Dl. Griffiths, Gr.ff. Griffiths W. Jones-Powell, P. Loughor, W. 'R. Davies, Joseph David, Dr Rees, Dr Evans, Messrs W. Thomas (Penarth), Isaac Prothero, Richard Rogers, Thomas W. Jones (Gellideg), J. Jones (Messrs Jones and Co.), W. Thomas (Coedpenmaen), 0. Faller, and R. Mackintosh. The Rev T. Jones conducted a brief service at the graveside, where prayer was offered by the Rev T. J. Pritchard, Cardiff. The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Messrs John Evans and Co., drapers.

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