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The Rushden Echo and Argus, 20th February, 1942, transcribed by Gill Hollis
Mr. Roland Cox, Rushden

In business for several years as the popular proprietor of Northants Cafes, Ltd., Rushden, Mr. Roland (Rollie) Cox, of 150, Higham-road, Rushden, died on Saturday at the age of 53.

Mr. Cox was a native of Higham Ferrers and became a keen worker for the local charities, in particular the Northampton General Hospital. For a good many years he was popular on local platforms as a light comedian, known as “Rolando.” In the last war he served in the R.G.A. and was responsible for organising a number of concerts for the troops. He had been in poor health for some time, but the end was rather unexpected. A widow, three sons and two daughters survive.

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27th February, 1942

Funeral of Mr. R. Cox

The Funeral of Mr. Roland Cox, of 150, Higham-road, Rushden, a well-known café proprietor, took place on Wednesday, February 18th, the service at the Higham Ferrers Parish Church, conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Philip Kirk, being followed by the cremation at Kettering. The ashes were then brought back to Higham to be interred in the cemetery.

The principal mourners were Mrs. L. Cox and Mr. Joe Cox (widow and son), Mrs. A. Kirk and Mr. Dick Cox (daughter and son), Master Brian Cox and Mrs. A. Colton (son and sister), Mrs. I. Leanard (sister), Mr. and Mrs. H. Cox (brother and sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. A. Neville (brother-in-law and sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. T. Neville (brother-in-law and sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. H. Neville (brother-in-law and sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Howes (brother-in-law and sister-in-law). The R.A.O.B. was represented.

Mrs. L. Batchelor (aunt) and Mr. Walter Cox (brother) were unable to attend owing to indisposition.

Wreaths were received from the following: Lil, Madeleine, Joe, Dick, and Brian; Audrey and Les; Walter; Ida; Ethel, the children and Beattie; Adge, Kit and Sid; Emily, Arthur and Peter; Tom, Lilly, Stanley and Joan; Harold and Nellie, Jimmie and John; Winnie and Stan, Jeanne and Bob; Aunt Nett, Walt, Bernard and Doris; Mrs. Thompson, Joan and Hazel; Nancy and Denn; Aunt Ada and Uncle Will; May; Mr. and Mrs. Lamb; Mr. and Mrs. Millard; Mr. and Mrs. Clarke and Derrick; Cyril Potter; Messrs. W. Keller and Son; Mr. and Mrs. Seabrooks; British Legion; Lancaster Lodge Buffaloes Association; Aunt Louie.

Messrs. Whittington and Tomlin were the undertakers.


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