Barton & Hallworth Funeral Services

Founded in 2011, Paul and Sarah soon earned themselves a fantastic reputation for providing an excellent service with high standards of care, that continues to this day, by ensuring loved ones wishes are carried out with the upmost professionalism and respect.

Barton & Hallworth Funeral Services

We are proud to provide a caring and dignified approach, giving you step by step advice and guidance during your time of bereavement.
We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We are only ever a phone call away.

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Edna Briggs

Edna Briggs

Edna Briggs passed away peacefully in hospital on Wednesday 22nd July, aged 73 years.

During her life Edna had various jobs, firstly starting as a weaver with her mother, she then progressed to sewing but she was probably most familiar when working in her local pubs, in particular The Plough and The Spinning Jenny.

She loved socialising, shopping, playing dominoes and bingo, reading and also doing puzzles, especially in the Take A Break magazine.

A dearly loved mum of Denise, Joanne, Charlotte and the late Karen, a treasured grandma of Jennifer, Ben, Luke, Chelsea, Morgan, Grace, Tom and the late Jessica, a loving great grandma and a much loved sister of Christine.

Edna will be very sadly missed by all her family and all those who knew her.

A celebration of life service for immediate family only will be held, due to the current restrictions, at 9.40am on Thursday, 30th July at Accrington Crematorium.

Donations in memory of Edna are welcomed for Christies Hospital or Monkey World, either over the phone, by post or by envelope drop off at the funeral home (Accrington or Oswaldtwistle), Barton & Hallworth Funeral Service, The Old Foxhill, 136-8 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle. BB5 3DR.  Tel: 01254 390542.

A Special Thank You

A Special Thank You

The family of the late Brian & Doris Howarth who sadly passed away on the 9th June with their funeral service taking place on the 15th July, would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of sympathy and cards of condolence. A big thank you to the friends and neighbours who braved the weather… Continue Reading

Margaret (Marguerite) Kennedy

Margaret (Marguerite) Kennedy

Margaret (Marguerite) Kennedy of Quebec Road, Blackburn passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th July 2020 aged 93 years. A beloved wife of the late Thomas Kennedy, she leaves behind her much loved daughters Fiona and Jane and also her treasured grandchildren Bibi, Simon, Henry and Thomas. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at the Sacred… Continue Reading

Brian & Doris Howarth

Brian & Doris Howarth

Brian & Doris will be very sadly missed by all their family, their fellow Royal British Legion pals, their Girlguiding Friends, work colleagues, neighbours and all those whose knew them. A joint funeral service for immediate family and invited guests only, will take place at 10.00am, on Wednesday 15th July 2020 at St James Church, Accrington, followed… Continue Reading

Doris Howarth

Doris Howarth

Doris Howarth, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home on Tuesday 9th June 2020, aged 83 years. In her early years Doris worked as a probationary WPC before working as a Radio Electronic Spot Welder, she then became a full-time housewife for her beloved husband Brian. She devoted her life as a Guider for Girlguiding,… Continue Reading

Brian Howarth

Brian Howarth

Brian Howarth, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home on Tuesday 9th June 2020, aged 87 years. Upon leaving school Brian became an apprentice Plasterer and Tiler for a local firm until he was called up for military service, where he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps. Upon leaving the Army, Brian worked for many… Continue Reading

Julie Mason

Julie Mason

Julie Mason of Aspen Fold, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice on Saturday 27th June 2020, aged 67 years. During her life Julie worked for TML Ltd, and then later for Barn Fold Cottage Care Home. In her spare time she loved to watch TV especially Coronation St and also listening to… Continue Reading

James Verdun Rock

James Verdun Rock

Died peacefully at the Royal Blackburn Hospital, on 17th June 2020, aged 83 years. The dearly loved brother of Pat and brother-in-law Tony. He is very sadly missed by his nephews, nieces, family and friends. A private family funeral service will be held, due to the current restrictions. Further enquires please to Paul Barton at… Continue Reading

Roger Metcalfe

Roger Metcalfe

Roger Metcalfe of Merlin Court, Oswaldtwistle, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Wednesday 10th June 2020, aged 60 years. During his life Roger has worked as a Joiner, a Taxi Driver, but is best known from his time working as a Pub Landlord. Over the years he has run the Mort Arms in Tyldesley, The… Continue Reading

Colin Keen

Colin Keen

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 9th June, in hospital. Colin was born and raised in Warrington, and was a devoted husband of the late Jacqueline and a loving step father to Tracy. A fun and caring Grinds of Alicia, Olivia, Laura and Lewis along with Great Grinds of Ora Rose. When the girls were small… Continue Reading

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"Thank you for looking after our Charlotte, the funeral was organised with compassion and a personal touch from yourselves and your team. A well organised and professional service."
- Karen, James & Rachel Hillary
"We can't thank you enough for the help and advice your gave during our bereavement. The service was perfect and was carried our so dignified. Thank you so much."
- Brenda & Jean
"Thank you so much for your kindness and care towards my Mum and our family, you are truly amazing."
- Patricia, Keith & family
"Thank you for helping us through the most difficult time of our lives."
- The Hudson Family
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Paul & Sarah and our extremely dedicated team will be there to help you every step of the way, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Eastgate Corner, 80 Whalley Road, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 1AR

Tel 01254 384578

The Old Foxhill, 136-8 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire BB5 3DR

Tel: 01254 390542

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