Deaths in the community

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Vera Adair

The death took place on March 12 of Vera Adair, wife of the late Leslie, Clarehill Road, Moira, and formerly of Blackstone House, Soldierstown, Aghalee.

She was the mother of Brian and stepmother of Rodney and the late Ivan.

Also sadly missed by daughters-in-law Joan, Rosemary and Sheila, brother Victor and wife Doris, grandchildren, great grandchildren and family circle.

Gerald Andrews

Gerald Andrews died at Sandringham Care Home, Portadown, on March 11.

He was the husband of Elizabeth, formerly of Woodlands, Gilford, and father of Simon.

Also regretted by Simon’s partner, Bernie, grandchildren and all the family circle.

His funeral was on Thursday to Gilford Presbyterian Church with interment in Dobbin Churchyard.

Margaret Joan Byrne

The death took place peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital on March 13 of Margaret Joan Byrne, nee Shortt.

She was the wife of Jim, Dunbarton Bungalows, Gilford, and the mother of Carol and Roy.

Her funeral was on Saturday to St John’s Church with interment in St Colman’s Cemetery, Laurencetown.

Roger Corrigan

After a short illness the death of of Roger (Roy) Corrigan, of Francis Street, Lurgan took place at his home on March 13.

He was the son of the late James and Alice Corrigan.

His funeral was on Friday to St Paul’s Church with interment in St Colman’s Cemetery.

Samuel Neill

The death took place peacefully at hospital in his 94th year on March 12 of Samuel Neill, husband of the late Henrietta, Enniskeen, Craigavon.

He was the father of Eleanor, Joan and Derek.

His funeral was on Friday to St Saviour’s Church with interment in Kernan Cemetery.

Lavinia Bell

The death took place at hospital on March 15 of Lavinia (Venie) Bell, late of Greenhill Park, Lurgan.

She was the wife of Cecil and mother of Lorraine.

Also regretted by son-in-law Ian, grandchildren Joel, Jesse, Jude and Molly and the family circle.

Her funeral service was on Sunday in her daughter and son-in-law’s home at Margretta Park, Lurgan, with interment in Lurgan Cemetery.

Irene McKinley

Irene McKinley, late of Donard Gardens, Lurgan, died peacefully at Craigavon Area Hospital on March 15.

She was the wife of the late Ross and mother of Hazel, Barbara and the late Elizabeth Eve.

Mother-in-law of Gareth she was the grandmother of Heidi, her husband Philip, Andrew and Jill.

Her funeral service was on Sunday in her late home with interment in Lurgan Cemetery.

William James Sloan

The death took place peacefully on March 16 of William James (Jim) Sloan, husband of Suzanne, Shane Park, Lurgan.

Regretted by brothers Victor, Wilson and Kenneth, sisters-in-law Joy and Marian and nephews and nieces Melanie, David, Timothy and Christopher.

Also regretted by brother-in-law and sister-in-law George and Kaye Emerson, nieces Julie and Kathryn and their husbands Marty and John, great nephews Jack and Jamie and great nieces Caitlin, Ella and Abi.

His funeral was on Monday to Hill Street Presbyterian Church with interment in Lurgan Cemetery.

Lilian Smyth

After a short illness the death took place peacefully at her home of Lilian (Annie Elizabeth) Smyth, nee Apsley, Banbridge Road, Lurgan.

She was the wife of Edgar.

Also regretted by son Apsley and daughter-in-law Jenny, daughter Marian and partner Jim, daughter Lesley and son-in-law Gavin, grandsons Christopher, Gareth, Josh, Simon and Alistair and great grandchildren Jayson and Daisy.

Her funeral was on Wednesday to Queen Street Methodist Church followed by private burial at Ballyclare Cemetery.

Samuel Sterritt

The death took place peacefully on March 16 at Rosemount Care Home, Portadown, of Samuel (Sammy) Sterritt, husband of the late Sarah Jane (Sadie), late of Sloan Street, Lurgan.

Her funeral was on Tuesday to First Lurgan Presbyterian Church with interment in Lurgan Cemetery.

Stella McGibbon

Stella McGibbon, 704 Clonmeen, Craigavon, died peacefully at hospital on March 17.

She was the daughter of the late John (Jack) and Mary McGibbon, mother of Carol, mother-in-law of Seamus, grandmother of Fionn and Olann and sister of Deirdre, Ivan, Kieran and the late Rita and Tony.

Her funeral was on Wednesday to St Anthony’s Church with interment in St Colman’s Cemetery.

Sarah Elizabeth Burns

The death took place at Mahon Hall Care Home on March 17 in her 99th year of Sarah Elizabeth (Ethel) Burns.

She was the wife of the late Henry (Harry) Burns, late of Demesne Avenue, Lurgan.

She was the mother of Brian, Josephine and the late Peter.

Also regretted by son-in-law Brian, grandchildren and the family circle.

Her funeral was on Wednesday to Lurgan Elim Church with interment in Lurgan Cemetery.