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IiLlangorse Funeral.



LATE Rev. T. C. RICHARDS. IMPRESSIVE FUNERAL. The funeral of the Rev. T. C". Richards, rector of Llanfihangel-Talyllyn, whose demise, on the 10th inst., was reported in our columns last week, took place on Thursday, the remains being deposited in the family vault at Cefn Coed Cemetery. There was a. very large attendance at the obsequies, testifying to the high respect in which the late rector was held. A short service was conducted at the Rectory by the Rev. J. Marsden Jones, Llangorse. Subsequently at the church, where the Bishop of Swansea and some twenty clergy were present, an impressive service was held. The Bishop of Swansea, Rev. J. McClellan, and the Rev. H. J. Church Jones (rural dean) officiated. The hymns "Jesus, Lover of my soul" and "Pence, perfect peace" were sung. The choir also sang the Nunc Dimittis," and as the remains were being taken from the church, the organist (Mr A. Pric. ) played the Dead March" from Saul." At Cefn station a large number of relatives and friends met the funeral party. The service nt the cemetery was taken by the Rev. J. Marsden Jones-, Llangorse. The choir of St. John's Church, Cefn, were in attend- ance, and led the singing of the hymn On the Resurrection morning." The principal mourners were Mr and Mrs T. J. Parry (son-in-law and daughter), and Rev. Parry, chaplain to the Forces and formerly Principal of Carmarthen College. Lieut. Richards (son) was unable to attend owing to illness. Among those present were:—Prof. J. Evans, B.A., Brecon; Mr and Mrs Leonard, Brecon: Mr W. E. Jones, Brecon; Mr J. Morris, Dolcoed: Mr D. Phillips, Drostre House Mr T. Moore, Pennorth: Mr T. Jones, Tycarol, Llanfihangel: Mr D. H. Jones, Llanfihangel; Mr W. Lloyd, Llanfihangel; Mr W. Thomas, Llanfi- hangel: Mr Wm. Price, Llanfihangel: Mr T. 1. Powell and Mr S. Webb, schoolmaster: Mr W. M. Powell, Hemley Hall: Mr J. Price, Talyllyn Mr Rees Price, Talyllyn; Mr Albert V.'ilson, Talyllyn; Mr A. Preece, Talyllyn Mr T. Daniel, LLmywern: Mr P. Williams, Tycanol Mr" Rees Thomas, Tydraw Mr Gatehouse, Tydraw, and a large number of ladies from the parishes of Llanywern and Llanfihangel. The bearers were Mr T. Davies (Gwindwnwall), Mr D. J. Powell (Noyadd), Mr N. Preece (Talyllyn), Mr Moses (Cwmbrook). Messrs Morgan and Lewis (Brecon) superintended the funeral arrangements. The coffin, which wa< sup- plied by Mr Hobby, was of plain oak with heavy brass fittings, the breast plate I)ore the following inscription, Thomas Charles Richards, died March 10th, 1918, aged 61 years." School Managers' Tribute. At a meeting of the Brecon County ^chool Managers I on Tuesday, the Bisbop of Swansea (chairman) in moving a vote of condolence with the members of the family of the late Rev. T. C. Richards, referred to the loss the managers had sustained, and to the fact that the late Mr Richards had been a member of that body from the beginning of the schools at Brecon. He was very regular in his attendance, and took a real interest in the welfare of the scliool.Mr Ed. Butter seconded, ,tud,(he vote was carried by the members standing.

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