56 years in Business at Clovelly
For 57 years a resident of Clovelly, where he kept a gift, art and souvenir shop for 56 years, Mr George Stephen Reilly, of 'Hearemai' Westward Ho! has died at the age of 77.
For a number of years he was a member of the Clovelly Committee of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and, as a farewell tribute, the lifeboat crew in uniform were bearer at the funeral at All Saints' Church, Clovelly, and the coxswain lit the "Safe home" flare at the graveside. Mr Reilly was born at Fulham, his father being the portrait artist, John Reilly.
In the First World War, Mr Reilly served in the Royal Flying Corps and during the last war he was a member of the Home Guard.
The funeral service was conducted at Clovelly by the Rural Dean, the Rev. E B Bridger (Vicar of Northam), in whose parish Mr Reilly had been residing. The Rector of Clovelly, the Rev. R O H Eppingstone, assisted. The organist was Mr A R Fisher. Family mourners attending were Mr G Reilly son; Mrs M Thompson daughter; Miss E Reilly sister; Angela, grand-daughter; Miss O Cole, Mrs L Segar, nieces.
Unavoidably absent were; Mr C Reilly, son; Miss D Reilly, sister.
The bearers were Messrs. G Lamey, C Shackson, P Shackson, A Lamey, B Abbott and T Cruse.
Others present included: Capt. J Jenn, Messrs. A Burrow, G Dark, J Ellis, R Hesketh, J Whitefield, W Badcock, W Braund, R Cruse, J Folley, C Braund, Mesdames Patt, Ball, A Braund Howard; Mr and Mrs O Parsons (Bideford), Mr and Mrs J C Hilton, Mr and Mrs W Jewell, Misses L Badcock and S Ellis.
Floral tributes included: From brother Charles; Olive and Lucy; love to uncle from all over the fence; George; Patricia; the two grandsons, Mark and Peter Reilly; Ray, Julian, Beatrice and grandad; all in New Zealand; Marguerite (M.G.), David and the twins; Lucy; brother Charles and Frank; Heather; local branch R.N.L.I; Post Office, Clovelly; William Jewell and family; W Beer and family (Bideford); Gilbert and Carrie; Lilla; Tom Braund and family; Mr Twose and family (Westward Ho!); the Powell family; Keith and family; Mr an dMrs J C Hilton; Mr and Mrs Hosegood; Mrs Reece; Joan (Horwood); Angela and John; all at Riversdale (Weare Giffard); Mrs Badcock; Will and Arthur and families.
Funeral arrangements were by Trapnell's Ltd, High Street, Bideford