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September 30, 2021

Tributes to “unique” education leader

Tributes have been paid to a trailblazer in education. Keith Hollins, who sadly passed away on Thursday (September 23) after battling with coronavirus, had been a trailblazer in education across Staffordshire and further afield.

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June 24, 2021

“Dot will be greatly missed by all”

Tributes have been paid to a well-known pub landlady in the Moorlands. Dorothy Ada Goldstraw, passed away peacefully on June 10 at her home in Alton, aged 85 years.

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May 27, 2021

“He was a great man and he’ll leave a big hole in our lives”

Tributes have been paid to community stalwart Pat McGarry who passed away peacefully on Friday (May 21), aged 90. Pat was well known for running a shop in Tean for many years, continuing a family tradition of there being other McGarrys’ shop in the area.

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April 2, 2021

Tribute paid to hard-working entrepreneur

Fond memories of a serial entrepreneur who launched a thriving scrap metal and skip business, have been shared as part of a touching tribute by his family. Father of seven, Harold Hartley of Draycott-in-the-Moors, died at home on Thursday, March 4, surrounded by his family.

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December 10, 2020

“He was loving and devoted, a family man all round”

THE family of a former Mayor of Cheadle has paid tribute to him. Ian Whitehouse passed away on Monday, November 30 after a short illness at his home with his loving family.

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December 3, 2020

Tributes to a generous gentleman

A gentleman who inspired those around him with his positivity in the face of two illnesses, has passed away. John Rankin, died at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice on Sunday, November 29 aged 73.

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February 13, 2020

Family pay tribute to “very loving” Mandy

A FAMILY has paid tribute to a Cheadle woman who sadly passed away recently. Mandy Cope, aged 56, passed away on Wednesday, January 28 surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in Cheadle, Mandy spent her school years in the Moorlands town before moving on to work at numerous places, including the Cheadle and Tean Times.

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December 23, 2019

Tribute to a dedicated father and kind man

THE DAUGHTER of a much-loved community figure has paid tribute to her father after his recent passing. Alan Keates, who ran J.P Keates & Son Funeral Directors in Cheadle, peacefully passed away aged 86 last month with family members and friends gathering together to honour his life at his funeral at at Carmountside Crematorium on November 22. Mr Keates was born in 1933 and attended St Giles C of E School – now named Bishop Rawle Primary School – before moving onto high school in Uttoxeter.

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October 24, 2019

FAMILY PAY RESPECTS TO “LOVEABLE ROGUE” BILL

THE FAMILY of a Moorlands man who recently passed away have paid tribute to him and his legacy. Bill Burton from Alton, also affectionately known as 'The Baron', passed away on September 19, aged 91 and was laid to rest at St Leonard's Church in Bradley, next to a number of his late family members on Wednesday, October 16. Born on July 28, 1928 at New Farm in Bradley, Bill attended a private school in Denstone before earning a scholarship to study at Thomas Alleyne's High School in Uttoxeter.

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