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Harry Root

Can you please pass along to the WIS that Harry Root, who so graciously opened his house and collection to the WIS when we were in Chicago, passed away yesterday.  
Stuart Slavid
Vice President
Director of European Furniture,
Decorative Arts, Silver and
Fine Ceramics
Last Updated ( Friday, 14 June 2013 01:34 )

Audrey M. Dudson


A note from Lynn Miller:

Oh dear – so I too was the bearer of sad news. Audrey had a stroke just before last Christmas, and then (according to the information we received), experienced a short illness, only a few weeks ago, and died in hospital The funeral service was held in her local parish church. Audrey was both charming and scholarly – it was only her ongoing health problems that prevented her from attending Friends meetings here at the Museum. Sad days indeed.

Love from all, as ever



DUDSON (Audrey Margaret) NEE HAMILTON Peacefully after a short illness on Tuesday September 7th, 2010 at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Audrey, aged 88 years, the devoted wife of the late Derek Dudson and dearly loved mother of Ian, Paul and Max. Audrey will be sadly missed by all her family and fondly remembered by her many friends. Funeral service at St Chad's Parish Church, Longsdon, nr Leek, ST9 9QF, on Monday September 20th, 2010 at 11am followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this intimation, friends kindly meet at the church and afterwards at the BPMF Club, Federation House, Station Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2SA. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Breath of Life c/o Tudor Davies Funeral Services. Inquiries to: Barry Davies Tudor Davies Independent Family Funeral Services, The Beeches, 142 Waterloo Road, Burslem. Telephone 01782 811411

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 November 2012 22:05 )

Alton C. Powell



Mr. Alton C. Powell of Geneva, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010. He was 69. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 2010 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Kidwell officiating. Interment will follow in Geneva City Cemetery with Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family will receive friends at the church from 2:00 p.m. until time of funeral service. Mr. Powell was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Iona Powell; a brother, Jimmy Powell and his parents-in-law, Bill and Martha Steely. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Powell of Geneva; a sister, Diane Harrison (Hoppi), Alamo, CA; a brother, Jerry Powell (Lyn), Daphne, AL; and an aunt, Louise Donaldson, Enterprise; and two nephews, Trip and Walt Knebel of California. Mr. Powell graduated from Samson High School in 1959. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and advanced degrees from Troy State University. He was a teacher at Geneva High School for more than thirty-five years, and at the time of his retirement was Technology Co-coordinator for the Geneva City Schools. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Emma Knox Kenan Public Library in Geneva. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Geneva and at the time of his death was chairman of the Board of Trustees. He was an avid admirer of English pottery and was known in both the national and international ceramic world for his scholarship on Wedgwood pottery. In 1994, he published "Wedgwood International Seminar: An index to the published proceedings 1956-1992." In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 304 S Academy St. Geneva, AL 36340 or the Geneva Public Library, 312 S Commerce St. Geneva, AL 36340. Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva, (334) 684-2600, is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 November 2012 22:06 )

Sir Martin Wedgwood


A sad note from Julian Wedgwood:

"Dear Lovely people;

Yesterday every early in the new day (0110hrs) my brother Martin died as a direct result of prostate cancer discovered a year ago. He was taken into the East Surrey Hospital last Wednesday when a very large cist/growth was discover beneath his lung. The cancer had progressed at great speed to his lungs. He died very peacefully in his sleep."...

"Please contact those who would like to know. Many thanks to all. 


Sir Martin's obituary from the Times can be found here.

Sign his guestbook here.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 November 2012 22:06 )