Alfred James Hooper, Obituary

Builder, of Sticklepath. Widower of Jessie Mills Sleeman (1880-1932). Note newspaper printed wrong initial – not changed in transcript.

Western Times – Friday 18 January 1935. (Transcript)


A Lifelong Villager. Largely-attended Funeral

The funeral of Mr. Alfred James Hooper, of “Hazelwood,” Sticklepath, who died on Sunday, took place on Wednesday in the Sticklepath Cemetery. A service was held in the Village Church. Deceased, who was 59- years of age, had suffered a long illness, endured with great patience. He will be sadly missed by a large circle of friends. A life-long villager, he was a man of stirling character and uprightness. The funeral was largely attended, and all blinds were drawn along the line to the cemetery. The principal mourners were Mrs. V. Mallett and Mr. George Hooper, daughter and brother; Mrs. Francis and Mr. John Hooper, sister and brother; Mrs. Tucker and Mr. John Mallett, sister and son-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. Palk (Torquay), friends; Mrs. J. Hooper and George, sister-in-law and nephew; Mr. and Mrs. W. Sleeman, brother-in-law and sister-in-law; Mr. Alfred Sleeman. and Mrs. F. Sleeman, brother-in-law and sister-in-law; Mrs. E. Tucker and Mr. W. Sleeman, senr. Among others present were Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Wright (Taw River Hotel), Capt. Aldwell, Major Sinclair, Messrs. J. Newcombe, junr, T. Finch, A. G. Finch, J.P., West (Brooklands), E. C. Elderton, Tom Holman, Reg. Eveley, Cocking (Devonshire Inn), and Bert Gratton (Belstone), Mr. and Mrs. Alf Wonnacott, Dr. and Mrs. Maynard, Mr. W. Harvey, Miss G. Harvey, Mr. and Mrs. G. Littlejohns, Miss Seward, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Simpson Gray, Mrs. Colin Brown, Mr. J. Wright, junr., Mr. Bickle (Pixy Nook), Miss Mesney, Mrs. J. Cooper, Mrs. S. Powlesland, Miss Bennett, Mr. George Aggett, Miss Aggett (South Tawton), Mr. Walter Aggett (Poltimore), Mr. and Mrs. Syd Northcott, Mrs. W. Bowles, Mrs. D. Ball (Okehamptou), Mrs. Reg. Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. White. Mrs. Fred Wonnacott, Mr. Bert Hellier, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Finch, Miss Yeo, Mrs. Sydney Yeo, Mr. J. Yeo (Okehampton), Mr. Yelland (Okehampton), Mr. Tom Holman. (South Zeal), Mrs. Bowden, Mr. C. Bowden, Mrs. Underhill, Mrs. J. Westaway (South Zeal), Mr. Bert Woods, Mrs. Wm. Tucker, Mr, John Standlake, Mrs. Graham Brown, Mrs. J. Wonnacott (South Zeal), Miss Harrison (Kenwyn), Mrs. Mallett (Willeyj, and others. The bearers were Messrs. Percy Brook. W. May, W. Hellier, Fred Wonnacott, J. Cooper, and W. Jordan. There was a large number of beautiful wreaths, which included: “In loving memory of dear Dad,” Vera, Jack, and David; Maud and Jack (Bristol); Mr. and Mrs. Leonard West; Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Yeo; Mr. and Mrs. John Cooper; Mrs. i. Powlesland, Clifford and Dora; Mr. Elderton and Miss Stewart; Mrs. Brooks; Mrs. and Miss Mesney; Doris and Harold (Bristol); Mrs, S. Powlesland, Albert and Nellie; Annie, Alf, and Mrs. Bayliss; Mr. and Mrs. Northcott; Major and Miss Sinclair; Aunty Hooper (Tiverton); Mr. Richards, Mrs. Palmer, and Bernard; Mr. and Mrs. Hellier; Mr. and Mrs. Palk (Paignton); Mr. and Mrs. Barrett; all at Osney Lodge; from Brothers and Sisters.

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