RAYMOND Adlard, of South Cockerington, died aged 77 at Louth Hospital on September 27.
A funeral was held at Saltfleet Methodist Church on October 6 and was officiated by Jane Cole.
He was born in Skidbrooke and met his wife Joyce through the Young Farmers Club in the 1940's.
Raymond retired from farming in 1994 to look after Joyce who had become ill and sadly died the same year. He enjoyed visiting friends and family, played bowls, whist and dominoes and took a keen interest in pigeon racing encouraged by his son-in-law Richard. With his family he converted redundant farm buildings to a cattery and small pets centre where he enjoyed spending time with the customers.
Family Mourners: Janice & Richard Mamwell (daughter & son-in-law); Nancy & Ray (daughter & son-in-law); Mr & Mrs Tony Stocks (grand daughter and husband); Miss Julia Fawcett (grand daughter); Miss Sabrina Fawcett (grand daughter); Mr & Mrs Philip Mamwell (grandson and wife, rep Sadie great grand daughter); Mr Geoff Fawcett (grandson); Mr Tom Stocks (great grandson) Miss Charlotte Hickling (great grand daughter).
Mr & Mrs Gordon Adlard (rep Mrs & Mr Ralph Adlard); Mrs Sybil Adlard (rep Carol Allison & Linda Stones); Vic Bennett; Roz Bishell; Allison Dawson; G Vickers (rep Shirley Vickers); May & John Harness; Brenda & Derek West; Ron & Margaret Day; Mr & Mrs F Appleby; J Hewson; Lynn Pallatt; Jean Warsap (rep Terry Warsap & Marsh Medical Practice); Mary Stubbs; Joyce & Maurice Willoughby, Andrew Willoughby, Kevin & Minty Willoughby; Sheila Mills; Derek Farrington; Nancy & Ivor Robinson; Hayley & Martin Barnes; Edna & Chris Wright; Pete & Sue Butler; Mary & Roland Appleby; Barry Smith; Lesley Day (rep Jason Taylor & Laura); Janice & Sid Taylor; David Williams: Glyn Carr (rep Margaret Carr); Kevin & Sandra Nicholson; Mrs Angela Graves; Sue & David Altoft; Mark Beeton; Myra Appleby; Mrs Sheila Frow; Liz Hill (rep Hill family); Wayne Lammin; Judith Snelling; Gill Lovett; Sue Lewington; Nigel & Elaine Bonnett (rep Mrs K West); David & Barbara Odlin; John Chapman; Michael Smith; Kerry Hand; Dennis Willey (rep Dawn Sims); Peter Tuxworth; Helen Locking; Nick Lee; David Campion (rep Linda); Madge & Peter Jacklin (rep Sylvia Sutcliffe); Bob Grey; David & June Richardson; Bob Trafford rep James Luck); Dennis Long; Roland Plaskitt (rep Anne); Andrew Plaskitt; John & Muriel Jacklin (rep Margaret Noon & Val Wrisdale); Jane Wing; Kathie & Ron Johnson; Wendy & Graham Barker; Steph Teanby; Judith Gilbert; Brenda & Roy Sims; Colin Storr & Elizabeth Sinderson (rep Wagon & Horses Domino Team); Mary Harness; Colin Plaskitt (rep Peggy); Sandra Sinderson; Charles Hubbard; Elaine Worrell; Mrs Merissa Ayton; Reg Stones; Keith Dunham (rep Marilyn Robson); Tricia Vickers (rep Colin); John Jaines; Sue & Peter Twigg; Mr & Mrs N Brown; Mr J C Oldroyd; Mr Wally Patrick & Aunt Kath; Mrs Dora Munson; Mrs A Batiuk; Mr A Johnstone; Mr B Hill & I Willey (rep John Willey); Alan & Christine Wells; Simon Wells; Roy Twigg & Pat (rep Billy Hunter); Joyce & Eric Blades; Simon Stubbs; Mrs Shirley Stocks & Mr Simon Stocks; Bert Richardson (rep Maggie); Roy & Joyce Franklin; Martin Chapman (rep Jane, Peter & family); Chris, Tracey & Hannah Chapman; Brian & Margaret Drewery; Neil & Carine Tuxworth (rep Sandra); Bob & Rowena Benson (cousins); Ralph Benton (cousin); Michael Adams (rep Mavis & Edna); John Needham (rep Betty); Sue & Peter Anderson; Carole & Don Limpkin; Vic Sleaford (rep Helen Bettesworth); Alana & Dave Booth; Mrs Beryl Dunham (rep Dave Dunham); Steven Robinson; Anne Adams & Sheila Warsap.
Arrangements were by Walkers.