Funeral of former Rushden Man - Died At The Wheel
Rarely has there been such a wide and sincere of expression of sympathy as that which has followed the death of Mr. William George Lynn, the well-known garage proprietor, 3, Selbourne-place, Hove, and formerly of Rushden. Mr Lynn, it will be recalled, passed away under tragic circumstances, dying at the wheel of the car he was driving. He was aged 59 years.
There was forthcoming at the funeral much evidence of respect and sympathy. A large number of sympathisers attended the service at All Saints’ Church, Hove, while the floral tributes made an extensive and beautiful array.
A Popular Figure
In Brighton and Hove Mr Lynn's demise has been received with the profoundest regret, for possibly there was no better known owner-driver in both towns. A popular figure, he had for many years served tor wedding parties, theatres, and country drives. There were few in the district who did not know him, and all admired and respected him.
Canon de Chair, who was one of Mr Lynn's customers, was to have conducted the service, but he was prevented through illness. The Rev. H. A. West (Curate) officiated in his stead, also being present at the interment in Hove cemetery.
The chief morners were the widow, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Cooper (son-in-law and daughter), Mr. and Mrs. Lynn (brother and sister-in-law), Mr. and Mr. W. Lynn (brother and sister-in-law), Mr. A. Painter and Mr. A. Patterson (nephews).
The beautiful wreaths included those from the following :
To my darling, from his heart-broken wife. Dearest and best.
In loving memory of our dearest and most precious father, from Rosa, Freddy and little Nelson.
Major and Mrs. E. F. Holland.
Canon and Mrs. Beauchamp de Chair.
Commander and Mrs. Prendergast.
Mr. and Mrs. Page Phillis.
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Short, and Pamela.
Mr. and Mrs. Donaldson Selby.
Mrs . and Miss Green.
Mrs. Terry and family.
Mrs. Everard Willett and Mr. T. G. Willett
Mrs. Frank Mott Harrison.
Lieut. Col. and Mrs. Askwitb,
Mrs. Bayne Chapman.
Jack & Flo (Surbiton.Ellen and family (Purfleet).
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Painter (Purfleet).
Gladys, Jim, and Percy (Purfleet).
From all at 16, Lorna-road.
L. and F. Webb, Rushden.
Mr. and Mrs. Hicks.
Members of Palmeira Slate Club.
Mrs. Amos and Family.
Pat and Mrs. Cronin.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilsher.
Mr. and Mrs. John Cook.
Friends at 32 Lorna-road
Mr. and Mrs. Kirk.
Miss Calcutt and Miss Newman.
Mrs. Old, Vi, and Elsie.
Cromwell Motor Garage
Mr. and Mrs Major and family.
Mr. Langford and family.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Tomlin, Rushden.
Brother Wallie and Edie and family.
Dear Brother, Sarah F and Lonie.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard.
R. Ronald and Mrs. Macdonald.
Mr and Mrs. F. W. Cooper (Colchester).
Agnes, Ada and Wilfred (Colchester).