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Saturday 4 January 1947 – Death of Lydia Alice Knight

Category Hatches, Matches and Despatches » Deaths
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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Blackminster has lost a respected resident by the death of Mrs Lydia Alice Knight at her home on Christmas morning.  Mrs Knight, who was a native of Astwood Bank, was the eldest daughter of Mr Joseph Huins of Rubery near Birmingham and her death followed an illness lasting four months.  Mrs Knight, who was of a cheerful disposition, was 73 years of age and in her younger days before her marriage was in the service of the Mayor of Portsmouth as a cook.  Following her marriage to Mr Jim Knight, she had resided at Blackminster for 34 years.  Her father, Mr J Huins, was farm bailiff to Sir William Throckmorton of Marsh Farm, Buckland.  She is survived by her husband, two sons and two daughters.  The funeral took place on Saturday last at South Littleton Parish Church, the service being conducted by the Rev E F Waddy.  The principal mourners attending the service were:  her husband, Mr J Knight; Mr D Knight (son); Mr H Knight (son); Mr & Mrs W Wells (daughter and son-in-law); Mr & Mrs J Beddis (daughter and son-in-law); Mr & Mrs J Lee (sister and brother-in-law); Mr H Midwinter (nephew); Mr V Knight (nephew); Mr A Knight (nephew); Mrs G Hill (niece); Mr & Mrs C Whiting (nephew and niece); Mr G Knight (brother-in-law); Mr A Knight (brother-in-law); Mrs C Knight (sister-in-law); Mrs A Knight (sister-in-law); Mrs W Knight (sister-in-law); Mr L Ross (friend); Mrs E Fry, Mrs S Charlwood, Miss D Taplin (neighbours).  Four nephews acted as bearers, Mr R Knight, Mr E Knight, Mr Ronald Knight and Mr F Waite.  There were many beautiful floral tributes from relatives, friends and neighbours.