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Death of Mr Alan Claude Dries

From: Cheryl
Date: Sunday, April 07, 2002 6:21 PM
Mr Alan Claude Dries, a resident of the Lemington distrcit, passed away yesterday at the Singleton District Hospital at the age of 69. He was to have celebrated his 70th birthday next week. Mr Dries had been in ill health for the last 12 months, and spent the month prior to his decease in Hospital. His passing came as a shock to his family and many friends.
He was born at Ravensworth, one of a family of three sons and one daughter of Andrew and florence Dries. His schooling was received at Ravensworth and Hebden. In 1924 he married Miss Hazel Taylor at All Saints Church of England in Singleton, and the couple made their home at Lemington where Mr Dries worked a Dairy Farm.
He was recognised as being one of the best Shearers of the district. Eleven years ago he retired from Farming activities, he and his wife leaving to reside at Morisset. Two years ago, however, they returned to this district where they lived with a daughter, Mrs J Dagg, at Lemington. Mr Dries was well known for his ability as a Wood Carver. He made Linen Presses, and a number of articles including Photo Frames which are at the Lemington Homestead.
Fishing was another of his favourite pastimes. This quiet, gentlemanly man will be sadly missed by his wife, Hazel: daughters Doreen ( Mrs G Scriven, Muswellbrook ), Wilma ( Mrs V Barrett, Auburn ), Irene ( Mrs B Gould, Melbourne ), Valerie ( Mrs S Cheetham, Maitland ), Lillian ( " Paggy " Mrs J Dagg, Lemington ), and one Son Allen ( Lemington ), and 27 Grandchildren and One Great Grandchild. Also a sister, Mrs May Taylor, of Bellata. Two Brothers Reg and Keith, are deceased.
The Funeral service will be conducted tomorrow ( Thursday ) at 1 pm at All Saints Church of England, Singleton. He will be laid to rest at the Anglican Cemetery, Whittingham. Partridge Bros. are handling arrangements.