BELOW are the obituaries published in the Bridgwater Mercury and Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News of November 16, 2021.

J H Harding

MR John Henry Harding (Jack), of Stawell, passed away on October 11, 2021, aged 97.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, November 3 at St Francis Church, Stawell, conducted by Rev Andrea Harwood.

Mourners of the late John (Jack) Harding: Family mourners: Roger Harding, Janice Harding, Adam Harding, Laura Harding, Simon Wright, Lily Wright, Ethan Wright, Edward Harding, Harry Harding, Rebeca Connick, Violet Harding, Annie Hall, Matthew Hall, Becki Hall, Rebekah Hall, Michael Harding, Helen Harding, Katie Harding and Tabitha, John Harding, Clare Jones, Garry Jones.

Other mourners: Nigel Lewis, Diane Lewis, David Gwilliam rep Margaret Miles, Mark Saunders, Jeanne Saunders, Mr and Mrs G Vowles rep Lin Scrivens, Sharon Butt rep Robert and Katherine Butt, Carol Russ, Graham Fry, Paul Warren, Chris Haggett, Phil Withers, Jan Withers, Roger Ingram, Lianne Graham rep Richard also rep Charles and Roweena Graham, Judy Garrett, Nigel Smith, Brenda Smith, Sue Ball, Ruth Peberdy, Janet Scowcroft (Playing the Organ), Nigel and Diane Lewis, Bill Webber, Ruth Peberty, Brenda and Nigel Smith, Paul Warren rep Carolyne and family, Margaret Mount rep Philip, Mike Palfrey rep Nick Dedman, Tim Coombes rep Heather Coombes, Brian and Sue Tippetts, Philip and Janet Dodwell rep Jean Reynolds, Lynne Williams, Rob and Sally Brown, Annie Claydon, Alison Gwilliam.

There were family flowers only with donations in memory of Jack for Cancer Research UK

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

The family wish to thank everyone who attended the funeral and for the kind donations. Apologies for any names omitted.

Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of thanks.

R J Lawrence

ROBERT James Lawrence, of Moorland formerly Burnham on Sea, passed away at Musgrove Park Hospital on September 24, 2021, aged 77.

A funeral service was held on October 21 at Sedgemoor Crematorium, conducted by Reverend Bryn Jones.

Ross, James, Rob and Nathan acted as pall bearers. Julia, Ross and James all gave tributes to their Dad.

Bob was a local carpenter and small builder throughout his working life. He was a member of Burnham and Berrow Golf Club where he had the reputation of being a wonderful ball striker.

Family Mourners: Julie Popham – Partner, Julia Lawrence & Robert Gonella – Daughter & Son in Law, Anita Lawrence & Glenn Thornton – Daughter & Partner, Ross & Charlie Lawrence – Son & Daughter in Law, James & Joanna Lawrence – Son & Daughter in Law, Maia Gonella – Granddaughter, Nathan Gonella – Grandson, Emma Thornton & Josh Smith – Granddaughter & Partner, Hannah Thornton – Granddaughter – Rep. Tallena Thornton – Great Granddaughter, Hunter & Sonny Lawrence – Grandsons, Hector Lawrence – Grandson, Issac Smith – Great Grandson, Roy & Sue Fisher – Brother & Sister in Law, Helen Fisher – Sister in Law, Keith & Linda Fisher – Brother & Sister in Law, Kelvin & Linda Fisher – Brother & Sister in Law, Dave Fisher – Brother.

Other mourners: Julie Burke, Alan Lapham, Shirley & Andrew Holley, Roger Besley, Frank Ryan, George King, Barry & Ann Popham, Pete & Maureen Leigh, Derek & Paula Bristow, Rod Gait, Alan Labbett, Robin Hooper, John Hooper, Vincent Ford, Bryn Jones, Craig Popham, Marie Jarvis, Spencer Dibble, Annette Gibson, Barry Harding – Rep. Ann Harding, Ian Foster, Patrick Chard, John Holt, John Rogers - Rep. Ann Rogers, Gillian Foster, Ricky Day, Jed Hembrow, Lucy Hembrow – Rep. Ruth Hembrow, Ellie Holley, Lewis Higgs, Carolyn Higgs, Gail Lovell – Rep. Martin Lovell & Family, Sarah Stone, Richard Lane, Frantz Matthews, Ann & John Hurdman, Bob & Pat Jenkins, Mike Thomas, Ken Lillycrop, Jerry Hodge – Captain of Burnham & Berrow Golf Club, Steve Popham, Nicola Popham, Kate Popham, Tracey Cottey, William Foster, Jeff Milton – Rep. Brean Golf Club, Paul Nicholls, Mark Barden, Michael Watkins, Alan Peek, Neil Jones, Matthew Hughes, David Chidgey.

There were family flowers only, donations in lieu for the Cats Protection are being accepted by the Funeral Directors.

Arrangements were taken care of by R Millard & Son, 6 Springfield Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3AH.

The family would like to thank everyone for the messages of condolence and the kind support received during their sad loss.

Many thanks to those who attended the Funeral service and for the donations received in memory of Bob.