Newspapers and journals: Death Notice of Elizabeth Gumbleton, nee Morgan

On May 20th, the death occurred of Mrs Elizabeth Gumbleton, of Penycaemawr, at the advanced age of 85 years. Deceased was one of the oldest inhabitants. By her death the neighbours throughout a wide area have lost a true and helpful friend. She had lived in the district for 60 years, and was one of the first members of the Wesleyan cause at Penycaemawr, her husband, who predeceased her 30 years ago, being one of the Early Local Preachers, and a chief support of the Church. In her earlier days, Mrs Gumbleton rendered much useful service as a midwife in a district, which in those days, was almost inaccessible. She leaves three sons and three daughters to mourn their loss, and the sympathy of the district goes out to them in their bereavement.

There was a large attendance at the funeral on the following Sunday. The body was laid in the Wesleyan Church the preceding evening, and on the Sunday afternoon Rev. J. Burge of Caldicot conducted a service, when the sacred edifice failed to accommodate all the sympathising friends who wished to pay their last tribute of respect. Deceased's favourite hymns — 'How sweet the name of Jesus sounds', and 'O for a heart to praise my God'.

May 1928


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