BELOW are the obituaries published in the Bridgwater Mercury of September 29, 2020.


THOMAS James Wilson, of Bridgwater, passed away on December 26, 2019, aged 73.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Sedgemoor Crematorium, conducted by Beverley Symonds.

Mourners of the late Mr Thomas Wilson:

Family mourners: Jenny- Wife, Joanna and Paul- Daughter and Son in Law, Abigail and Peter- Daughter and Son in Law, Granddaughters Charley, Josie and Jessie and their Husbands and Partners Aaron, Declan and Jay, Granddaughters Honey and Jasmine, Great Grandson Rafael

Other mourners: Andrew Fear, Gail Fear & Bon Fear, Dave Sugg, Stephen Fear, Karen & Kate & William Robinson, Les & Marlene Fear, Nigel Pepper, Keith Fear, Amy Day, Sarah Wilson & Ann Shepherd, Paul Fear, Darren Hill, Pat & Mervyn Pople, Christine Fursland , Patricia & Roy Plenty, Sandra & Gordon Veale, Chris & Linda Hocking, Clive, Shirley & Layne Mawley and Morfy, Joanna Wilson & Gary & Daniel Wilson, Alan & Pam Hurford, Kelvin McCeld, Sally, Mark & Hannah Venning Rep Andrew & James, Helen Innalls, Roger, Neil & Elliott Coombs, Sue Oparowski, Deb Drew & John Wilks, Lucy Baker, Tash Puddy, Chloe Belling, Emma Hill, Jack Winter, Gina Mc Guckin, Neil Owens, Troy Tickle, Mary & Paul Wilson, Kevin Rendle & Sharon Turner + Debbie Johnson, Karen Sleeman Rep Mr & Mrs Facey & Mrs Horne, Annette Dale, Janet Amos, Kyle Riddle, Kevin & Ali Crouch & Tansy Crouch Rep Kenny Crouch, Jane Owens, Charlotte Dirita, Paul, Christine & Rhiannon Clapham, Claire& Leigh Kearle Rep Richard Jennings & Family, Sharon, Steve & Sam Facey, Fran Merrick, Laura Gowan, Vicky Lowry & Carl Snell, Scotty Davies.

There were family flowers only with donations in memory of Thomas for Love Musgrove, ITU.

Arrangements were taken care of by H Biffen and Sons Ltd, 32 Wembdon Road, Bridgwater.

Jenny, Joanne, Abigail and family would like to thank everyone who attended Tom’s funeral and for the many cards and words of comfort.

A special thanks to Beverley Symonds for conducting the beautiful service and to Biffens Funeral Directors for their excellent and compassionate service.

Tom will be lovingly remembered by his Wife Jenny, Daughter Joanna and Son in Law Paul, Daughter Ab and Son in Law Peter, Granddaughters Charley, Josie and Jessie and their Husbands and Partners Aaron, Declan and Jay, His Granddaughters Honey and Jasmine and Great Grandson Rafael.

Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement of thanks.


MARION Rhoda Evered, of Mount Road, Nether Stowey, passed away at Musgrove Park Hospital on February 7, 2020, aged 98.

A funeral service was held on February 25 at Over Stowey Parish Church, conducted by Rev Eleanor King.

Family Mourners (please give Surnames, Initials and relationship): Pauline Barrow, Jackie Baker, Madeline Davey – daughters, Arthur Barrow, Winston Davey – son in laws, Jason & Sara Barrow – grandson & wife, Ian & Sharon Barrow – grandson & wife (unable to attend), Gemma Rexworthy – granddaughter, Kelly Baker – granddaughter, Darren & Michelle Thomas – grandson & wife, Kerry & Simon Modley – granddaughter & husband, Louise Flecken & Pete – granddaughter & husband, Kieran, Liam & Lauren Barrow – great grandchildren, Michael & Courtney Barrow – great grandchildren, Chloe Modley & Josh Virgin – great granddaughter & partner, Cameron Modley & Jade Eastwood – great grandson & partner, Oliver Flecken – great grandson, Leah Davis – great granddaughter, Erin & Devon Thomas – great grandchildren, Abi, Ben & Zak Rexworthy – great grandchildren, Amelia Modley, Henry Barrow & Theo Modley – great great grandchildren.

Other Mourners: Mr & Mrs G Rogers, Wendy Hill, Richard & Liz Chidgey rep. Mrs Enid Baker & also Carol & Dave Parsons, June & Brian Modley, Kath Roberts, Clive & Sandra Bellamy, Dave Thomas, Karen Washer, Oli Washer, Emma Rexworthy , Mr H Trout, Anne Donley rep. Richard, Phil Rich, Les & Hilary Biffen rep. Cora Biffen & also Mr & Mrs Reed, Jack Rich, Nikki Rich rep. Phyllis Hill & family, Darren Davis rep. Pete & Sue Davis, Mike Perry rep. Liz Perry, David & Barbara Knight, Jack & Julia McWilliams rep. Alison Hoare, Tracey Rich rep. Paul Gower & family, Tina & Paul Miller rep. Val & Terry, Marlene Blenkinsop rep. Christine Chidgey, Mark & Judy Sells, Jim Heslop, Mike Onions, Bruce Porter rep. Diane, William Husband rep. the RBL, Linda Palmer rep. John Andrew, Sue French, Pearl Coles rep. Andrew & Neil & families, Adrian Hill, Margaret & Terry Ladis, Gilbert & Jenny Villis rep. Jonathan Villis & family & also Laura Good & family, Barbara & Tony Rich, Iris Yucel, Bernie & Jane Stockham, Jane Erskine, Robin & Jenny Bendall, Julie White, Charlotte Whiterod, Gill Dibble, Jeannie Wilkins, Simon Burland – Rickie, Ken Modley, Michael Carne rep. Audrey, Emma Gulliver rep. Stafford Girls, Margaret Patel, Mr & Mrs Hughes, Mr & Mrs Roger Jones, Pam Bosley, Barbara Soutar, Margaret Hogg rep. Antonia Crawford, Malcolm Hogg, Rosie Billson rep. Jo Collins, David Hayes rep. Nicola, Coleen Hayes rep. Andy Hayes & also Kevin, Garry & Neil Sutton, Denise Oliver rep. Bet Dinham, Allan Searle rep. Ron Dyer, Jan & Ray Evett, Gary Thomas rep. Lindsey, Ann Excell, Tania Bamber rep. Angela Toogood, Mike Ware rep. Pat, Ian & families, Stephen Miller rep. Carys, Margaret Adam, Mr & Mrs J Puddy, R R Keane – Quantock Musical Society, Lena Popham rep. Kenneth, Kaly & Gus & also Frangean & Libby & Ivor Habberfield, Julie Pay, Sue & Anthony Thomas rep. the family, Chris Hough rep. Harold, Terry, Jane & Simon Ayre rep. Karen & Helena, Nancy Small, Andrew & Rosemary Guilding, Christopher & Diana Thomas, Freda & Raymond Barrow, Julie Long & David Dommett, Anne & Chris Woollen, Tony & Ann Facey, Jean Aitkenhead rep. Phyllis Hill, Cyril & Irene Buller, Katie Foster, Donna Richards, Barbara Feltham & Linda Ingram rep. Michael Hill, Wendy Heal rep. Matthew, Tom & Ollie, Diana Chappell rep. Derrick & Richard Jones, Susy & Trevor Morris, Margaret Bolland, Lorna Allen, Graham Trout, Gwen Palmer, R Shepherd rep. Simon & Ann Roberts, Nick Rich rep. F S & D S F R, Janet & David White, Chris & Nicky Flay rep. Lynn, William Grandfield, Julie Buller rep. Heather & Edward Hillman, Avril & Ian Pay, Karen Henfon, Ken & Christine Coles, Keith Barrow rep. Jackie, Morley & Diane Fewings, Sherry Robinson rep. Lyn Gardiner, Susan Sarason & Georgina Fleming, Margaret Wells & Jackie Matthews, Liz Merchant, Tamsin Spens rep. James Spens, Angela Grigg, Olive Stewart, Mervyn Todd, Wendy Williams rep. Paul, Luke & Casey & also Bill & Mary Fewings, Marcia Bamber, Anna Toze, Suzanne Pilkington rep. Musgrove Park Hospital Oak Ward, Gerald & Avril Prettyjohn, Gena & Steve Hennesy rep. Roland Palmer, Sarah Jones & Graham Bell, Wendy Pocock rep. Robert & Ann Pocock, Rosie & Alice Keane.

There were family flowers only and donations for The Marion Evered Trust.

Arrangements were taken care of by Grandfield and Son, Keenthorne, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater, TA5 1HZ.

Pauline, Jackie & Madeline would like to thank all those who attended their mother Marion’s funeral and kindly donated to her charity Oak Ward at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, of which the family have raised in excess of £260,000.00 since 1974 when Marion lost her granddaughter Tracy, aged 5, to cancer.

The family would also like to thank Sarah & Sam of Grandfield & Son, Funeral Directors, for all their help and kindness at this sad time. Also thank you to Charley of J & J Catering for providing such a wonderful spread.

Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement of thanks and apologies for any names omitted


RODNEY John Hamblin (Tinker) of Bridgwater, passed away on February 4, 2020, aged 77.

A funeral service was held at St John’s Church, Bridgwater, on Thursday, February 20, and was conducted by Reverend Lis Sparrow.

Family Mourners: Helen Hamblin (Wife), Steve Hamblin (Son) and Dawn Nicholls (Partner), Paul and Viv Hamblin (Son and Daughter-in-Law), Derek and Carol Hamblin (Brother and Sister-in-Law), Jess and Chris Clements (Granddaughter and Husband) representing Bea Clements (Great Granddaughter), Tom Hamblin and Sam Pavey (Grandson and Partner), Rosie Hamblin (Granddaughter), Ellie Hamblin and Toby Nicholls (Granddaughter and Partner), Jack Hamblin and Becky Furber (Grandson and Partner) representing Charlie Hamblin (Grandson).

Other Mourners: Paula Hamblin, Lily Bowers, Dean Hamblin, Ben Hamblin, Harry Hamblin, Kate Butcher , Connor Phipps , Joe Bowers, Peter Edmonds, Jenny Edmonds representing Richard and Ann Bell, Amy Henderson representing Fred Henderson and Lucy Baker, Sandra Baker, David Baker, Christine Cummins, Tony and Betty Innalls, Pat Turner, Angie Manship, Rona Stewart, Mike Hancock, Chris and Nancy Kettle, Mrs. C Palmer representing Colin Palmer, Steve Dibble representing Pam Dibble, Dave and Debbie Saunders, Michael and Janice Tucker, Paula Bongiovanni, Devon, Jackie and John Venner, Rod Cook representing Gremlins CC, Rod and June Savage representing family and Barry Nash, John Mogridge, Bob Marsh representing Elaine Marsh, Kenny Crouch, Pat and Clive Sellick

Phil and Elaine Dunster, Pete Towill representing Vagabonds, Steve Hook, Annabelle Long, David and Janet Woods, Jerry McCarthy, John Greensides, David Hine representing Shirley, Dave Durston, John Roberts, Dave Hook, Ivor Whitcombe, Carol and Dudley Coombs, Lionel Porter representing Lorena Porter, Laura Wood, Kieran Marson, Dave Hannaford, John Kirk, June Robinson, Larry Callard, Lisa Dalley representing Gavin Dalley and Lizzie Hodge, Barry Saunders, Chris Saunders, Gina and Dave Tucker, Dave Adamson, Fay Adamson, Billy Mercer, Janice and Peter Mansfield, Paul Anthony, Mr and Mrs. C Meader, Shirley and John Taylor, Robin and Kay Francis, Barbara Sutherland, Dave Bennett, Jake Speed representing Dulcie Speed, Mike Speed, John Wills, Tom Pople (Ramblers CC), Raymond Thecker, Kevin Abbott representing Jason Bateman, Pam Stathers (Bridgwater W.I), Paula Barber representing Steven Trunks, Janet Trunks, Mark Sweeting and Jeanette and family (Ramblers CC), Phil Bolton, Keith Sheppard, Lynne and Keith Dyer, Michael Weber, Mary Noble, Barry and Angela Nicholson, Christine and Tony White, Mr and Mrs. Geoff Holland, Paul Webber, Mark Prosser, Brian and Daphne Puddy, Paul Martin, Sally Martin, David Perry, John Hannaford, Jane Burgess representing Rachel and family, Roy Sellick representing John Biffen and Gremlins CC, Terry Milton, Bob Fursland representing David and Stephen Fursland, Darren Howe, Phil Baker, Jill and Jim Gray, Amy Leitch, Brian Cresswell, Bill Johnstone, Brenda and Clive Cavill, Robert Williams, June and Dennis Faulks, Maureen Duplock, John Cobley, Martin Turton, Janet and Mike Whitcombe, Alan Howe, Anne and Dave Perry, Ron Peppin, Lynda Turner, Pete Haste, Alex Colquhoun, Lee Harvey, Roger and Gary Harwood, Geoff and Sue Chester representing Norman and Evelyn Snook, Andrew Goulthrop, Mark Davis, Ray and Jenny Manley, Terry Baker, Mrs. P Whalley, Michelle Johnson, Phil Venning, Steve and Lorraine Whaites, Paul Modley representing Alison Hamblin, Brian and Marlene Sweeting, Derek Palmer, Nick, Sam, Vanessa and Harriett Edmonds, Steve Culverwell representing Rob Godfrey, Norma and Trevor Gannicott, Jane Pople, Diane and Kevin Fursland, Roy and Liz Turner, Brendon Hill, Lin Rowland representing Rex and Lesley Macauley, Sandra and Steve Hill, Fay Adamson, Christine Saunders, Dudley Palmer representing Carol Palmer, Lindsay Palmer representing Maureen, Brian Bacon, Dusty, Gary Tucker, Ian Saunders representing Jane, Anthony Palmer, Ian Fudge representing Shirley Fudge, Helen Baxter representing Merv and Pat Pople, Donna Griffin representing Revenues, Abi Granter, Sandra Webb, Harriet Edmonds, John and Yvonne Moate representing Paul, Kevin Rendle representing Michael, Sheppy, Eileen, Chave, Andy and Lin Meek, Terry and Carol Pope, Keith and Margaret Robinson, Sue Marson & Andrew and Anna Conduit, Emma Marson, Alex Jackson, Lynn Dalley representing Jerry and Ray Warner, Bob Dalley representing Paul ‘Yorkie’ Smith, Stephen Woods, Richard Crook representing Christine and Frank Shaw, Norman Phillips, Janet and Des Cavill representing Lisa Cann, Trevor Cook, Mr and Mrs. P Hawkings, George Redman, Aherne, John Davey, John Wherry representing Peter Fowler, Andy and Zoe Escott, Mr and Mrs. Grigg, Molly and Tony Russell, Andy and David Long, Colin Turner representing Barbara, Peter McGill, Bill and Cecily Hurford, Lin Salisbury, Mr and Mrs. Turner, Steve French, Bryan Faulks representing Pat Rotherford, John Neilson, Russell Neilson, Kyle Prescott, Chunky and Sue Dunster representing Terry and June Pickett, Simon and Charlotte Edmonds representing Paul and Sue Hill, David and Pauline Paisey, Doug Saunders, Darryl Hockey, George Pope, Avory and Bill Walford, Mr and Mrs. P and J Prior, Sue and Dave Sparks, John Houlihan, Martin and Claire Ridgement, Christine Fursland representing Mr and Mrs. M Pople, Derek and Celia Harris, Pat Pacey, Kenneth and Lily Crop, Debbie Simpson, Cynthia and Alan Lane representing Ian Lane and family, Roy Snook, Colin and Crystal Bradley, Steve and Jan Rock, Mr. Jed Collard, Stephen King, Ed and Roy Saunders, Adrian Downes, Steve Mills, Carol and Michael Cook, Andrew Preston, Wendy Paisey representin Phil Paisey, David and Christine Coombes, Dave Treanor, Barbara Holcombe representing Nigel Holcombe, Colin Peterson, Keith and Linda Trunks, Nigel Redmond (Ramblers CC), Sam Samotyj, Ron Davey representing Janet Davey, Bob Anthony, Roger Modley representing Sue Modley, Dave and Linda Lane, Gary Harwood, Mr and Mrs. Alan Wormell, Eddie Holcombe, Phil Neale representing Richard and Dawn Neale.

There were family flowers only with donations in memory of Rodney for the Critical Care Unit at Musgrove Park Hospital.

Arrangements were taken care of by Bridgwater Funeral Services, 15 Bristol Road, Bridgwater, TA6 4AU. Tel: 01278 457755.

Helen and the family would like to thank everyone for their kind messages and cards and for attending the funeral service.

A special thanks to the Critical Care Unit at Musgrove Park Hospital for all their wonderful love and care they gave to Rod during his short illness. Also thanks to Dr. Gardiner at Easy Quay Medical Centre for his support and friendship.

Thanks to Nigel and all staff at Bridgwater Funeral Services and to Reverend Lis Sparrow for a lovely service.

Finally, Helen and the boys would like to give special thanks to The Ramblers Carnival Club for providing a wonderful send off for Tinker.

Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement of thanks and apologies for any names omitted.