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Knight. Geoffrey Thomas

Of Pershore. Passed away April 27th 2022 aged 75 years. Husband of the late Mo, loving dad of Paul, father in law to Karen, a much loved Grandad and great grandad. Missed by family and friends.

Funeral service at The Vale Crematorium, Fladbury on Friday May 13th at 12noon.
Family flowers only. Donations, for Cancer Research Uk may be sent to
E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore, WR10 1HZ.
“Football shirts may be worn in Geoff’s memory”

Price. Terence “Terry”

Of Pershore,
Formerly of Allen Gears

Passed away on April 15th 2022, aged 85 years. Devoted husband to Sheila, much loved dad to Terence, Debbie and the late Melvyn, a loving grandad & great grandad. Terry will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Funeral service at Pershore Abbey on Thursday May 5th at 12 noon followed by interment. Family flowers only. Donations, for RNLI and Midlands Air Ambulance Charity may be sent to E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore, WR10 1HZ.
“Please wear a splash of blue in Terry’s memory”

Haynes, Grace Irene 

Formerly Summers, Nee Neale Of Pershore
Passed away peacefully at home on April 6th 2022, aged 91 years. Devoted wife to the late Dennis, a much loved mother to Gary, Glen, Jan, Graham and their families. Grace will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.

Funeral service at The Vale Crematorium, Fladbury on Tuesday April 26th at 3pm
Family flowers only. Donations, for Acorns Children’s Hospice may be sent to
E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore, WR10 1HZ.

Matthews, William (Billy)

Formerly of Pershore. Passed away on 3rd April 2022 aged 80. Devoted husband to Jennifer, much loved father to Julie and Linda, father in law, Grandfather, brother, and friend to many. 

Funeral service at The Vale Crematorium, Friday 29th April at 2pm. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired, for British Heart Foundation may be sent to E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore.

Annis. Geraldine

On 30th March 2022, passed away at home, surrounded by her family, aged 75 years. Much loved wife of the late Michael, dear mum to Nicola, Julian and Stephen, beloved sister to Vivien, Anita and the late Pam. Funeral Service at The Vale Crematorium, Fladbury, on Thursday 14th April at 10am. Flowers or donations for The Royal British Legion, may be sent to E Hill & Son, Pershore WR10 1HZ

Mendez Alacid. Juan (Mr M)

Formerly of the Angel Inn, Pershore and the Swan Hotel, Stourport. On 25th March 2022, peacefully, aged 78 years. Much loved husband of the late Andrea, wonderful dad to Juan Carlos and Sophie, father in law to Lindsey, devoted grandad to Juan Louca and Martha. Sadly missed by all his family and friends. Cremation private. Funeral service at Pershore Abbey, on Wednesday April 13th at 11am. Family flowers only, donations for Cancer Research UK, may be sent to E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore WR10 1HZ

Smith. Anne

Passed away Saturday12th March 2022, at home with her family close by. Dearly loved wife to Roger, mum to Mark and Alison, nanny to Harry, Daniel, Lily and Oliver, mother in law to Fabienne and Ian, sister to the late Marina. The cremation will take place at The Vale Crematorium, Fladbury on Tuesday 5th April at 3pm. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired for the Stroke Association may be sent to E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore WR10 1HZ

Reid. Ivy

Former proprietor of Cosy Wool Shop and Mary’s Hair Salon. On 19th March 2022, peacefully in Heathlands, aged 95 years. Much loved wife to Joe, dearly loved mother to Doug, Terry, Joe and the late Mary, a beloved nan and great nan. Funeral service at Pershore Abbey on Wednesday 13th April at 1pm, followed by cremation. Family flowers only, donations for Cancer Research UK, may be sent to E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore WR10 1HZ

Owen Margaret Alice Nee Dufty

Passed away on 13th March, 2022 aged 93 years. Much loved wife of the late Jack, loving mother to Janet and Gary, grandmother to Matthew, Christopher and Katie, great grandmother to Ellie, Sam, Dylan, Leo and Amelie. Margaret will be greatly missed by family and friends. Funeral service at Pershore Cemetery Chapel on Thursday 31st March at 2pm followed by interment in the cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, for the British Heart Foundation may be sent to E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore  WR10 1HZ

Wilson. Margaret Frances

Margaret died on 9th March 2022 in Heathlands Residential Home, Pershore. She was a much loved mum to Malcolm, Ian and Peter, mum-in-law to Teresa, Angie and Edi, grandmother to Tim, Claire, Gemma, Lee, Matthew, Joanna, Andy and John and great-grandmother to Reece, Mia, Jake and Aiden. Funeral service at Drakes Broughton Church on Monday April 4th at 12 noon, followed by interment in Pershore Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband Paddy. “Please wear a splash of colour in Margaret’s memory” Family flowers only , donations for RNLI may be sent to E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore WR10 1HZ

Cosnett. Brian

On March 8th 2022, suddenly, but peacefully in hospital, aged 79 years. Much loved husband to the late Marion, loving dad to Francis and Jayne, beloved grandad to Ethan, Leah, Eve and Zoe. Funeral service at Pershore Abbey, on Monday March 28th at 11.30am,
followed by interment at Westall Park on Tuesday March 29th at 11.30am. Family flowers only, donations for British Heart Foundation or Pershore Abbey PCC, may be sent to E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore WR10 1HZ

Smith. Malcolm Keith (Malc)

On March 1st 2022, suddenly at his home in Pershore, aged 73 years. Much loved husband to Val, father to Neil, Lee and Dean, stepfather to Debbie and Dave and a much-loved grandfather. Funeral service private. Donations in memory of Malc are invited for the British Heart Foundation, these may be sent to E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore WR10 1HZ

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