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Obituary paragraphs  

Mr. James Fagan

One of the largest and most representative gatherings ever seen in Wynyard   attended the funeral   of the late Mr. James Fagan yesterday.  

Mr. Fagan was father of the Attorney-General (Mr. R. Fa gan).

Among those present at the funeral were Messrs. E. E. Reece. M.H.A. (State president of the A.L.P. ) C. A. Bramich (Minister for Housing).   J. Breheny and C. H. Aylett, M.'sH.A., W. J. T. Davis. M.L.C.. J. Davis (Railton branch A.L.P.). T. M. Crisp (North-West Law Society) and J. C. Paice (Latrobe).

Services In St. Brigid's Church and at the graveside were conducted by the Rev.

Father Howe.

Carriers were Messrs. A. Mayne. J. Bonney. C. A. Bramich and C. O'Neil.  

Pallbearers were. Messrs. R. M'Carthy. O. N. Waterworth, G. Rees and R. Dixon.

Chief mourners were sons Roy (Attorney-General, Hobart), Kevin (Dr. Fagan. Sydney),   Vin (Hobart), daughter   Sheila (Mrs. Hussey. Vic), brother Michael, and many nephews  

and nieces.  

Among the many wreaths   were those from the Latrobe Bicycle Racing Club, staff   Attorney-General's Department. Mr. Justice Crisp, governor and staff. Hobart gaol; Railton branch. A.L P.; board of man agement, Spencer Hospital; Newman nnd Thompson. Wynyard, W. Diprose and staff,   Wynyard: the Commissioner of Police (Mr. Delderfield). and Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Crisp.

Mr. W. H. Hays

Tho death occurred suddenly nt the Burnie Publlo Hospital on Saturday evening of Mr.

Walter Henry Hay;;, third son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Hays, of Burnie.

He was a returned soldier of the ÜH-J-J8 war and .saw ser vice In France and Belgium.

When he returned to civil life, he devoted lils energies to grocery, post ottioe, butchery and farming pursuits nt Up per Burnie, where he was n well-known and highly re spected citizen. He later con centrated on his grocery busi ness and past ottloe. which he .suoce.'isiully carried on for 2'J


During the depression of the 1030's. lie was well remembered for his kindness und generos ity. Upon his retirement from business, he took up bowls ns a pastime and vl.-lted main land States on numerous occa sions.

He was an active member of the Burnie Baptist Church and served ns a deacon and choir member for many years. He mnrrled Miss May Bakes, of Burnie, and Ls survived by his widow and two sons, Ray and Burry.

Tho funeral will take placo nt the Wivenhoe Cemetery to dny, leaving tho Baptist church after a «ervlco com mencing nt 2.30 p.m.


The "Wild Irishman" writes: Upper Burnie has lost one ot Its best known und mast re spected citizens In Mr. W. H. Hays. During hts tenn of near ly 30 years na n buslne&s mun ho was noted not only for his integrity and honesty. but nlso ns a good friend to many, especially In tho depression. As a foundation member and treasurer of tho Upper Burnie Memorial Hall Committee, his business knowledge stood hun In good stead, and proof of the committee's confidence was that ho was never op

posed. Tho sympathy of tho Huburb of which he played no »mall part In building, goes out to his widow and son*.