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-u_ Cbe Passing of nr. iRcrcuith tuans. The funeral, which was a private one, of Mr Meredith Evans took place last Thursday. The Revs. Davies-J ones, Pontsbury, and P. H. Lewis conducted the service at Lawrenny Lodge, while the Revs. Z. Mather and W. Giandwr- Morgan officiated at the graveside. Wreaths were sent by All from Law- renny," Mr and Mrs Graham, Glan- william Shop Susannah Pierce Mr and Mrs J. Evans, 12, Porkington Terrace The English Congregational Church "to its faithful Messrs Evans and Williams were the undertakers. Mr Meredith Evans was in many ways a very interesting personality. He was a native of Ebenezer, Carnarvon- shire, but as a young man went out to California during the war between the North and South and was enlisted on the North a fact which he often related to his friends and always added with significance but was in no active service or else I might not be here to tell the tale. However some forty-three years ago he returned to the Home-land and c-i settled in the district, working in the Arthog quarry. Later he and his wife engsged in business in which they were very suc- cessful at first in High Street, and in turn at the Richmond Hotel, and Bux- ton House. Then some five years ago he removed to Epworth Terrace, and latterly to Lanrenny Lodge, where as was reported in our last issue he passed away after two days illnass. Mr Evans was a member of the first District Council, but his powers did not lie in this direction, he was a silent member of Society, and as such did pos- sibly more for the common weal than many who loom large in the public eye. He was a Conservative in politics, but never aspired to be one of its public advocates, but in his own way amongst his friends was not afraid to declare his convictions. He was a truttee & devoted deacon cf English Congregational Church, and its treasurer for more than twenty years. His devotion and faithfulness to the cause was proverbial, both amongst the members and visitois who will greatly miss his prominent figure as sidesman. On Sunday evening last a memorial service was held at the English Congre gational Church. The pulpit was heavily draped, which was much relieved by the beautiful white flowers. Mr by the '?.)e,,tLitifLI 1 wliit, 1.1(-I,wei,c,. Mu Cross," &c., For ever with the Lord," &c., were beautifully rendered by the congregation. The Pastor (Rev. W. Glandwr Morgan) chose for his text, "Thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty," 1 Samuel xx. 18. In the course of his remarks the Pastor pointed out that Mr Meredith Evans will be missed in his home, which be loved so ardently, and by his devoted wife, whom he so affectionately con- sidered in all things. A very marked feature of the home was the daily read- ing of the Bible at the breakfast table. Meredith was never ashamed to read the Bible aloud, a custom which would profit the homes of our town. Mr Evans would be missed by the town which he dearly loved, for in it he had been suc- cessful as a tradesman, and bad formed a large circle of friends and many whom he had been priveleged to help. In the Church he would be -greatly missed, because he was always there summer and winter, rain and sun- shine. He would be missed by his fellow deacons, by the middle-aged, and especially by the children whom it was his delight to Lelp. He was a mau of one book, the Bible, He knew little or nothing of modern literature, but ever tried to base his conduct from the good old Book. Miss Jennie Evans, the organist at I | the close played the Dead March, the | congregation standing. Thus, was brought to the close a memorable service for one who had given the greater part of the last 25 years of his life to the English Congregational Church. May the divine protection rest gently on his tgeci and beloved widow in her sore bereavement. May there be light at eventide."

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