Mrs Charlotte Haines, of 58 Synehurst Crescent, Badsey, has died in Avonside Hospital, Evesham, aged 75. A native of Badsey, she was the third daughter of the late Mr & Mrs Charles Knight of Sands Lane, and the wife of Mr Charles Haines. Except for a short spell in Cheltenham, she had lived in Badsey all her life. She was a founder member of the Women’s Section of the Badsey British Legion, being an ardent worker for the cause, and for many years she was a member of the Badsey Mothers’ Union. In her younger days she was a member of the St James’ Church Sanctuary Guild, and a regular worshipper at the church. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Mr W Capener of Malvern and Mr C Haines Junior of Stroud.
Family mourners at the funeral service in St James’ Church last Friday were Mr C Haines Senior (husband), Mr & Mrs W Capener, Mr & Mrs C Haines Junior (sons and daughters-in-law), Mrs E Ford (sister), Mr C Capener (grandson), Mrs P Capener (daughter-in-law), Mr & Mrs W C Knight (also representing Mr W Knight, brother, who was unable to attend), Mrs D Young, Mr M Young, Mrs R Harris, Mr & Mrs F Thorndale, Mr & Mrs D Thorndale, Mr & Mrs D Merrick (nephews and nieces), Mrs B Baker (cousin), Mr F Hampton (also representing Mr & Mrs W Rawlings of Evesham) and Mrs F Holley. Mrs E Cole and Mrs J Andrews (sisters) were unable to attend.
Members of the Badsey British Legion (Women’s Section), with the standard borne by Mrs D V Littlewood, formed a guard of honour as the cortege entered the church.
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The previous week, the announcement of Charlotte Haines’ funeral appeared in the Births, Deaths and Marriages column of the Evesham Journal:
HAINES – On Tuesday May 12 in hospital, Charlotte, aged 75, beloved wife of Charles of 58 Synehurst Crescent, Badsey, and dear mother of Bill and Charlie. The funeral service will take place at St James’ Church, Badsey, on Friday May 15 at 2.30 pm. Flowers may be sent to Williams, Swan Lane, Evesham.
With thanks to Charlotte’s great-nephew, Tom Ford, for providing us with a copy of the Evesham Journal newspaper cutting.