MRS. ANNIE JENNINGS. Another of the district's oldest pioneers passed away on December 12th in the person of Mrs. Annie Jennings, aged 84 years. The de- ceased lady had been ailng for some little time, and the end was not un- expected. She was of a particu- larly robust and active nature, and retained all her faculties right up to the last. Born at Somerset, Eng- land, she came to Australia with her parents, the late James and Sarah Pitts, at the age of 3 years, and when 21 married Mr. John Jennings, of Portland, where they resided all their lives: her husband prede- ceased her many years ago. The family consisted of-Albert, John (deceased), Sarah (deceased), An- nie (deceased), Henry, Beatrice (Mrs. Quinton), Elsie (Mrs. Jen- kins), Ethel (Mrs. Stubbs), Evelyn and Hilda (Mrs. Baker). To the bereaved ones is extended the heartfelt sympathy of their numerous friends in the loss of an indulgent and devoted parent. The funeral was largely attended on Thursday afternoon. Rev. O. J. Boyle con- ducted the service at the house and the graveside, while the mortuary arrangements were carried out by Mr T. C. Jarrett, The death occurred at the Caster. ton hospital on Tuesday morning of Mr. James Hart, who was born at Carapook on March 29th, 1871, and was thus in his sixty-fourth year. He was the son of the late Mr. Jamnes and Mrs. Mary Hart, and had enjoyed good health up till about six months ago, death resulting from heart fail ure. He was married at Portland in April, 1928, to. Miss Lucy Chalk Baudinette, by whom he is survived, as well as by a daughter, Isabel Mary, aged 8 years, and there is also anl ad opted son.