Skegness lost another old and the resident during the week-end by the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Avery, of 19 Lumley Road at the age of 86.
Although the cold weather of late had prevented her getting out of doors Mrs. Avery was in her usual state of health up to a short time before her death. She took to her bed on Friday evening about 6 o’clock and passed away at 11 p.m, on the following day, so that her final illness was of extremely short duration. In the circumstances the news of her passing came as a great shock to her relatives and friends.
Mrs. Avery, who was a native of Devonshire, was the widow of Mr. John, the doyden of Skegness journalists, having been the editor of the first newspaper to be printed and published in the town. He was originally a pointed by the Company which launched the venture to take charge of the newspaper, the now defunct “Skegness Herald,” and subsequently assumed sole control of the journal which he maintained for 25 years.
The late Mr. and Mrs. Avery celebrated the diamond anniversary of their wedding on June 23rd, 1926. They had a family of seven, of whom five are still living.
The remains were interred in St. Clement’s Churchyard yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon, following a simple funeral service in SL Clement’s Church, conducted by the Rev. Canon Morris.
The mourners included members of the deceased’s family and other relatives, together with friends, and numerous beautiful floral tributes sent by relatives and friends were placed on the grave.
We might state that the photograph of Mrs. Avery which we reproduce above was taken about twelve years ago.
Source: Skegness Standard 15th April 1931
Photo (grave): Angela Gooch