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<&>— LLAWHADEN. SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. JAMES. An inquest was held at Penllwyn on Wednesday week by Mr. John Roberts, deputy coroner, upon the body of Mrs. Sarah James, the widow of the late Mr. William James, J.P. It appears the de- ceased lady had been in indifferent health for some years, but became seriously ill on Monday last, when she passed away. Shortly before her death Dr. Morgan, of Narberth, was sent for, and he arrived soon after her demise. After hearing the evidence of deceased's niece, Miss Davies, and of Dr. Morgan, who said death was due to heart failure, the jury returned a verdict of died from natural causes. The jury expressed their sympathy with de- ceased's son, Mr. James, in which the deputy coroner joined. The funeral took place on Saturday in Bethesda Chapel yard in the same grave as her late husband. The Revs. J. J. Phillips, Templeton and Cradoc Owen, Bethesda, conducted a short service at the Penllwyn House, and the Revs. Cradoc Owen and the Rev. Stanley Jones, of Carnarvon, late minister of Bethesda, the service at the chapel and graveside. The ctiief mourners were :—Mr. Gwilym H. James, son; Mrs. M. Edwards, Cam- brian Place, Neyland, sister, and her hus- band; Miss Anne Davies, niece; Master Henry Edwards, nephew; Mr. and Mrs. James, Talybont; Mr. Edwin James, Whitland, and Mr. H. James Ffynon- brodvr, cousins. Mr. John Peters Bethesda k-oss, was the undertaker and carried ouT the arrangements very credit- ably. The bearers were eight of the ten- ants and workmen connected with Penllwyn House. The coffin, of panelled oak, and mauve fittings, bore on its plate: Sarah James, Died Dec. 24th, 1.906, Aged 62 years." Although snow lay deep on the ground a large number of sorrowing neighbours and friends came together in sincere sympathy and sorrow .for one they much respected for her genial kindness of heart and charitable disposition towards all who needed assistance in any way. Letters of sympathy were received from the fol- lowing—the Revs. Lewis James; D. E. Williams,. Henllan; D. Williams, Maen- clochog; Rhys Williams, Hen Gapel; J. Williams, Saundersfoot; L. Berian James, B.A., Brynsion; J. T. Phillips, Hebron. On Sunday afternoon, a memorial service was held at Bethesda, which was conduct- ed by the pastor, the Rev. Cradoc Owen. He took for his text the words found in Acts ix., 36, 37. In the course of his ad- dress he said In this picture of Docas, we see a portraiture of the late Mrs. James, of Penllwyn House, whose life and char- acter have been before the preacher and congregation during the whole of the dis- course. Like Dorcas, Mrs. James had a high purpose i. life, she was full of good works and alms deeds, and her death is a great loss to the church at Bethesda, and to the needy of the neighbourhood. Pos- sessed of wealth, Mrs. James knew how to use it to do the highest good during her life time. Her blessing was not an empty hand, but a kindly, charitable action. Per- sonally I mourn her to-day, for 'many a time did she brighten her pastor's house by her seasonable gifts. May the Lord give his richest consolation to her only son, who has lost a good mother, and may the in- spiration of her example ennoble his life throughout.