CITY, DISTRICT OBITUARY
BERRY: Mr. John Berry died at the Wimmera Base Hos- pital on Thursday night. He was a member of a family well known and respected through- out the district over the last 70 years. Mr. Berry had been in ill health for about three months and died after a short illness, having only entered the hos- pital the day before his death. Aged 69, he was the second son of the late Mr. and,Mrs, James Berry, and was born at Blackheath where his father was one of the pioneer settlers. When a lad he moved to Hor- sham with his parents and re- ceived his education at the Horsham State School. He was married at Ballarat to Miss Ethel Knipe, of Balla- rat, who survives him and there is one daughter, Vivian (Mrs. M. Reynolds, Kalkee). He also leaves four brothers, James (Hamilton), Alfred (Ringwood), George (Hor- sham) and Eric (Warrackna- beal) and three sisters, Elsie (Mrs. S. G. Knipe,,Geelong), Stella (Mrs. S. Gillies, Hor- sham) and Clarrisse (Mrs. R. Rogerson, Rainbow). Miss E. Moulden, of Henry street, Horsham, is an aunt. For the last 41 years Mr. Berry was employed by Wil- son Bolton. & Co., in their motor business and held one of the first car driving licences issued in Victoria. He was a car driver some years before licences were required. In addition to his work, Mr. Berry took an active interest in various town organisations. He was a member of the LO.O.F. Lodge, keen mem- ber of the Horsham Bowling Club and in his younger days was a member of the 1orsham Brass Band. During the last war he served as a member of the Horsham Fire Brigade. The funeral was held on Saturday morning at the Hor- sham cemetery following a ser- ice at the Methodist Church. The Rev. H. H. Kettle offciat- ed at the church and at the graveside. Coffin bearers were Messrs C. Knipe, I. Knipe, W. Salter, N.. Spowart, K. Simmens and J. Mitchell. S. and M, Tippett carried out the arrangements. BIRD : The funeral of the late Mrs. Isabella Bird was held on Thursday morning, leaving St. Andrew's Presby- terian Church after a service
at which Rev. P. J. Thomas officiated. He also conducted the service at the Horsham Cemetery. Coffin bearers were Messrs. Ray Morson, Roy Morson, Eric Barker, Allan Baudin- ette, Bob Tucker and Stan Brown. S. and M. Tippett carried out the funeral arrangements. JEFFRIES: Mr. Charles Albert Jeffries, of Stawell Road, Horsham, died at the Wimmera Base Hospital on Thursday. He was born at Derby, Eng- land, 59 years ago. He was married at Derby to Miss Frances Banks, of Derby, who survives him together with two children, Beryl (Mrs. M. Carter), and Harvey George. Mr. Jeffries came to Aust- ralia in 1914 and shortly after enlisted in the First A.I.F. He served at Gallipoli and later in France where he was taken prisoner. He was in a prisoner of war camp in Ger- many until the end of World War 1. He was also on the ship, Southland, when it was torpedoed in the Mediterran- ian. On his return to Australia, he came to Horsham in 192? where he has lived ever since. He was employed by the Horsham City Council and was due too leave for England for an 18 months holiday. He had not been in good health over the last four years. The funeral was held on Saturday morning leaving his residence, 73 Stawell Road Horsham, after a service at which Mr. W. A. C. Rowe. Australian President of the Apostolic Church officiated He also conducted the service at the Horsham cemetery. The Returned Soldiers' ser- vie was read at the graveside by Mr. W.P. Neville, Presi- dent of R.S.L. Sub-Branch while the Last Post was soun- ded by Mr. Geo. Miller. Coffin bearers were Messrs J. Mahar, A. Williamson, T. Fuga, A. Dawson, C. W. B. Vaughan and H. Bartlett. Flag bearers were Messrs. W. P.Neville, W. .T Morson, A. J. Watts, I. Anderson, F. F. Fraser and C. B. Gates. S. and M. Tippett carried out the funeral arrangements. PULS : The funeral of the later Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Puls was held at Horsham
Cemetery on Saturday. Mr. Puls died at Lower Norton last week, aged 82. The funeral followed a service at St. John's Luth- eran Church, Horsham, con- ducted by Rev. E. W. Fis- cher. Mr. Puls, a retired farmer, leaves a large family includ- ing Eric (Geelong), Joachim (Batesford), Adele Con- stance (Mrs. Les, Hobbs, Douglas), Clara (Mrs. R. Hobbs, Douglas), Elsebe (Mrs. Wills, Warrackna- beal), William (Douglas) and Claus Wilhelm (deceas- ed). Coffin bearers at the fun- eral were Messrs.E. Puls, J. Puls, W, Puls, F. Puls, R. Puls, and W. L. H. Hobbs. Arrangements were by S. and M. Tippett. RULE: Mrs.Edith May Rule died at her home at Pim- pinio on Wednesday. She was born at Kalkee 70 years ago and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Guest. At the age of 24 she was married at Kalkee to Mr Albert Rule who survives her together with one daughter Gladys (Mrs. Lovell, Pim- pinio). Mrs. Rule was a member of the Pimpinio Me1thodist Church and the Pimpinio Hall Committee. She was a keen worker for the Ladies committee of the Football Cricket and Tennis Clubs. The funeral was held at the Pimpinio Cemetery on Thurs- day. The services at the church and at the graveside were conducted by Rev. H. H. Kettle. Coffin bearers were Messrs. B. Guest, R. Guest, E. Bart- lett, S. Gilmore, L. Rule and O. Rule. L. Hutchesson and Son car- ried out arrangements.