Tributes after death of Stanley legend Terence
THE family of a former headmaster, Stanley player and cricketer have paid their tributes after he passed away aged 83.
Terence Neville, from Rishton, died on Sunday, December 9 after suffering from kidney failure at Blackburn Royal Hospital. He was surrounded by his wife and children.
A former teacher, Terence eventually retired as headmaster of Accrington Moorhead High School, now Accrington Academy, in 1991.
He was also an avid sportsman - playing for Accrington Stanley as a goalkeeper in the late 1960s and early 1970s and also wicket-keeping for Accrington Cricket Club, where he was a life member.
His son John, 49, spoke warmly about his father, who was also a Justice of the Peace and sat as a magistrate at Accrington Magistrates Court for many years.
He said: “He was an honest, kind and caring man. He was always doing things for other people - and he was very sporty.
“He was Stanley through and through and had a season ticket and saw everything last season. He had his own car parking space at the club, they looked after him and he looked after them.”
Terence spent four years as trustee for the Reds between 2014 and 2018.
He married his wife, Eileen, 82, in 1963 - the couple, who lived on Cut Lane and had two children, had met 10 years earlier.
John, who lives in Northampton, added: “He loved his grandchildren.
“He liked to read books, and my mum and dad would watch football and cricket together.
“She’s lost her life companion - they were married for 54 years and knew each other for 64 years.”
The couple were regular church-goers, attending St Charles RC church in Rishton and St Joseph’s in Accrington among others.
Terence leaves his wife Eileen; his son John and his partner Samantha; his daughter Sarah and her husband Robert and his grandchildren Samuel, Megan, Hannah and Nathan.
A Requiem Mass will take place at St Charles RC Church in Rishton at 11.30am followed by a committal at 1pm at Accrington Crematorium.
MR Derek Arnold Wilkinson, of Barrow, died peacefully in hospital surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, December 5, aged 76.
Derek was the devoted and much loved husband of Valerie, loving dad of Jacquelin and Julian, dear father-in-law of Andrew and Tieneke, cherished grandad of Emily, Louisa, Ellie-Mae, Annabel, Olivia and Louis.
Derek was born in Barrow-in-Furness where he became a police cadet and went on to serve in the police force for 30 years. He moved to Lancashire following promotion to Sergeant and worked his way up to being Chief Inspector, a role that he loved and was very proud of.
Derek was also an active member of the Round Table, Rotary Club and Forty One Club.
Above all, he was a family man who loved to see all his family and enjoyed family gatherings, always looking forward to Christmas time.
Derek’s funeral service will be held at St James Church, Altham on Friday, December 14 at 11.45am followed by a private family committal.
Family flowers only please with donations in memory of Derek to Cancer Research UK.
Funeral director: Champ Funeral Services, Bank House, Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington.
MRS Sadie Riley, of Milnshaw Gardens, Accrington, died on Sunday, December 2, aged 93.
Sadie was born in Huthwaite, Nottingham and moved to Accrington when she married.
She worked at Higham’s and then later at Woolworth’s where she was supervisor until retirement. Sadie enjoyed the theatre, mostly musical, going away on holidays, reading and doing word searches.
She attended St John’s Church, Accrington and was a member of the Mother’s Union.
Sadie was the beloved wife of the late Harry, loving mother of Sandra, mother-in-law of the late Graham, devoted grandma of Andrew and his wife Jacqueline, Rachel and her husband Mick, and much loved great-grandma of Kayley, Jessica, Madison, Enya, Hayley, Yazmin and Jordan.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday, December 12 at St John’s Church, Accrington, followed by a committal at Accrington Crematorium, conducted by Rev Hugh Scriven. If desired donations can be made to Cancer Research UK.
Funeral director: Peter Regan, Hyndburn Funeral Services, Queens Road, Accrington.
MRS Dorothy Flannagan passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, December 5, aged 81.
Dorothy was the dear wife of the late Ken, much loved mother of Paul and Kathy, loving grandmother to Sam, Luke, Beth and Aaron, mother-in-law to Sharon and Clive, sister to Alan and the late Kathleen, sister-in-law to Cynthia, and dearly loved auntie and great-aunt to many.
From the early 1970s, Dorothy worked for the Civil Service as a clerical officer, until retiring aged 60.
She was a long-serving, active member of Whalley Road United Reformed Church where she had many friends. Dorothy was also the last remaining founder member of the Hyndburn Singers, in addition to singing with Conchord choir for many years.
A thoughtful and caring person, Dorothy will be greatly missed by all her family and her wide circle of friends.
The committal will be held on Thursday, December 20 at 11.40am at Accrington Crematorium, followed by a thanksgiving service at Whalley Road United Reformed Church, Accrington at 12.30pm.
No flowers thank you, but donations can be made to the British Heart Foundation and/or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Funeral director: Hillside Funeral Directors, Burnley Road, Accrington.
MARGARET Stanton, of Stopford Court, Claytonle-Moors, died on Saturday, December 1, aged 99.
Margaret was born in Doncaster and moved to Accrington after the war.
She eventually bought the shop in Fern Gore where she had already worked for years, and from which she retired.
In her younger days Margaret loved to knit and sew, playing domino drives and going on holidays.
She was a member of the Cambridge Street Church where she had many friends and she moved to Clayton-leMoors in 1991.
Margaret was the wife of the late Bert, mother of Judy and the late Barbara, grandmother of Paul, Philip, Christopher, Timmy and Charlotte, and great-grandmother to Charley, Lenie, Luke, Beth, Molly and Elliott.
The funeral service was due to be held on Thursday, December 13 at 1.40pm at Accrington Crematorium, conducted by Rev Philip Norris.
Family flowers only please with donations in memory of Margaret to Alzheimer’s Society.
Funeral director: Peter Regan, Hyndburn Funeral Services, Queens Road, Accrington. ELSIE Taylor, formerly of Lynwood Avenue, Clayton-le-Moors, passed away peacefully at Springhill Care Home on Friday, December 7, aged 91.
From 1939 Elsie attended Accrington High School. On leaving school she worked for eleven years as a clerk for Pearl Assurance Co in Accrington, before leaving to start a family.
In her younger years she enjoyed dancing, knitting and sewing. Later in life she took pleasure in going away on holiday and travelled to various places including Spain, Italy and the Greek Islands.
She loved going to the theatre to watch musicals and was also a member of the New Jerusalem Church in Accrington.
One of her favourite pastimes was supporting her late husband Allan when he became the chairman at Accrington Cricket Club by working in the tea room on match days. She also collected door to door for Dr Barnardo’s many years ago.
Elsie sadly leaves her dearly loved children Susan and Mark, her dear daughter-in-law Kathryn and her treasured grandchildren Matthew and Amy.
Her funeral service will be held at 11pm on Monday, December 17 at Accrington Crematorium.
Family flowers only please, but donations are welcome in memory of Elsie for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, c/o Barton and Hallworth Funeral Service, The Old Foxhill, 136-8 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle.
DOROTHY Walmsley peacefully passed away on Saturday, December 8 after a long illness, aged 82.
She was the daughter of Leonard and Mollie Holden and sister of Peter.
Born in Hapton, she spent her adult life in Accrington, graduating from the University of Lancaster with a teaching degree in English. She later furthered her education to qualify as a drama teacher, teaching at Moorhead High School until her retirement.
Her dedication and relentless energy produced highly praised dramatic performances enjoyed by all. Some of her pupils went on to fulfil successful careers in television and film, a fact of which she was immensely proud.
During her career she was also a youth leader and a Girl Guide leader in Accrington and over the years many of those young people would return to visit her with their children.
Along with her husband, Francis Walmsley, she enjoyed all the arts, spending leisure time visiting galleries, theatre performances, and regions of historic artistic interest.
After retirement Dorothy spent time in charitable activities, notably Maundy Grange. She participated in St Anne’s friendship club, enjoying helping and socialising with her dear friend Shirley Hodgson.
She regularly attended St Anne’s Catholic Church, Accrington, where she participated in many religious and social activities. She was a popular, well-loved figure within the church and will be sadly missed by all. She is survived by her brother Peter, her three children, Catherine, Eileen and John, her grandchildren Matthew, Ruth, Simon, Dominic and Jack, and by her great-granddaughter Ellie.
Funeral arrangements to be confirmed, any further enquiries to Hyndburn Funeral Services, Queens Road, Accrington.
The funeral director is Peter Regan.
MR Terence Neville, of Cut Lane, Rishton, died in Blackburn Royal surrounded by his wife and children on Sunday, December 9, aged 83.
Terence was a teacher and headteacher at Accrington Moorhead High School and previously worked as a teacher at Holy Family, Hollins and Brownedge St Mary’s, Bamber Bridge.
He was a retired Accrington Stanley football trustee and ex player, as well as an Accrington Cricket Club life member and ex player.
Terence was also a Catenian member for 30 years and a retired Justice of the Peace at Magistrate.
He leaves his wife Eileen, children John and his partner Samantha, Sarah and her husband Robert and grandchildren Samuel, Megan, Hannah and Nathan.
Terence was the son of the late Moses and late Mary and brother of the late Fr John Neville (RC Priest) and late Sheila.
A Requiem Mass will take place on Thursday, December 20 at 11.30am at St Charles RC church, Rishton followed by a committal at 1pm at Accrington Crematorium.
Family flowers only please with donations in memory of Terence, if desired, for Kidney Research UK.
Funeral director: Peter Regan, Hyndburn Funeral Services, Queens Road, Accrington.
MRS Kathleen Mary Newlove, of Warwick Street, Church, Accrington, died on Saturday, December 8 at Wellfield Residential Home, aged 87.
Born in Puddletown in Dorset, the youngest daughter of the late Harry and Ellen Draper came to Church during the war after the family home had been bombed for the third time, to stay with friends of her father.
She left school at 14 to work in the mills, decided to become a nurse and became an REN in 1964, then continued to train to become an SRN two years later.
Eventually Kathleen became ward sister in charge of ward FS2 in Accrington Victoria Hospital until she retired.
She was a guider then a member of the Trefoil Guild, and also a member of the Cancer Relief Committee.
She liked crosswords and watching horse racing.
Kathleen was the widow of late Joseph and leaves son Roy and daughters Audrey and Gillian, sister Jean, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 19 at 11am at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, officiated by Mr Roy Newlove.
Family flowers only please, but donations are welcome in memory of Kathleen for the Air Ambulance c/o Kirby and Hughes Funeral Service.
MR Barry Snowden, of Baxenden, died suddenly at his home on Wednesday, December 5, aged 69.
Barry was the devoted husband of the late Sandra, much loved dad of Lee and Marie, dear father-in-law of Brent, and cherished grandad of Emily, Max, Dylan and Ebony.
Barry was an engineer at ROF and at Fortvale, a job which he excelled at and retired from at the age of 57.
Barry thoroughly enjoyed his retirement and his new found freedom.
Barry was a keen motor cyclist who loved to spend time tinkering in his garage, and he was also a member of the Phoenix Archery Club in Burnley.
He loved to travel. Egypt was one of his favourite destinations and he recently just returned from Marrakesh. Barry was fond of the sunshine and partial to a glass of whiskey. The family request that jeans and T-shirts be worn at the funeral service and anyone wishing to wear one of Barry’s T-shirts should contact Marie.
Donations are being collected on behalf of Community Solutions North-West and Compassion UK. Please make cheques payable to Marie Ea stwood.
Funeral director: Champ Funeral Services, Clayton-le-Moors. Continued on p14
Terence Neville player for Stanley and also Accrington Cricket Club (back row, third from left)