We regret to record the death, which took place somewhat suddenly on Monday, of Mr. Thomas Spavins, Florist, of Harborough-road, Rushden. The deceased was 68 years of age.
Mr. Spavins had a stroke some time ago, and from this seizure he partially recovered. On Monday last, at about 5 p.m. he had a second stroke, from which he never rallied, passing away peacefully at about 9 p.m. in the arms of his son, Mr. James Spavins.
The deceased, for some years, had been a sidesman at the Parish Church. By trade a gardener, he started in business for himself as a florist, etc., about 18 years ago, his nurseries being situated in Harborough-road. He leaves a widow, four sons, and two daughters. Three of the sons are in America, and the other (Mr. James Spavins) is the respected treasurer of the Rushden Congregational Church.
The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, a service being held at the Parish Church, and the interment taking place in the cemetery. Messrs. Clark and Sanders were the funeral directors, their duties being carried out very efficiently.
The mourners were Mrs. T. Spavins (widow), Mr. J. Spavins (son), Mr. and Mrs. Sayer (son-in-law and daughter), Mr. and Mrs. Jones (son-in-law and daughter), Mr. G. Spavins and Mrs. Barcock (brother and sister), Mr. William Spavins and Mrs. Sale (brother and sister), Mr. Walter Spavins and Mrs. Bartram (brother and sister), Mr. and Mrs. H. Spavins (brother and sister-in-law), Master Leonard and Miss Hilda Sayer (grandchildren), Mrs. Litchfield and Miss Evelyn Sayer (niece and granddaughter), Mrs. York and Master Thomas York (grandson).
The following were the inscriptions on the wreaths:-
In loving memory of our dear father, from his sorrowing wife and family. “His end was peace,”
With deepest sympathy, from his loving brothers, Hez and Will.
With loving sympathy, from his brother and sisters, W., M., A.
With deepest sympathy, from Ellen and family.
With deepest sympathy, from Emma.
With loving and deepest sympathy to dear Granddad, from Will and Tommy.
In affectionate remembrance of our dear grandfather, from Hilda, Lennie, and Evelyn. “Until the day break and the shadows flee away.”
With deepest sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bell.