TRIBUTES have been paid to former Penarth Times correspondent Gwyneth Jones, who has died aged 96.

Mrs Jones lived at 15 Earl Road, Penarth, from 1955, when she moved to the town with her new husband from Pontypridd.

In 2021 she moved to Ty Gwyn Nursing Home in the town.

Her son Rob said: "Mum has not been well of late, but died peacefully in her sleep on September 10, at Ty Gwyn Nursing Home."

He said his mother was brought up in a religious household and carried on going to church when moving to Penarth.

Penarth Times: Mr and Mrs Jones on their wedding day.Mr and Mrs Jones on their wedding day. (Image: Picture: Rob Jones)

She attended Tabernacle Baptist Church on Plassey Street, Penarth, from 1955 to 2021 when her health deteriorated. However, she was still receiving communion until the end of her life.

She also taught at Castle Avenue Sunday School until it closed.

She was an active member of Tabernacle's Women Hour and served as an elder in the church for several decades.

She was also a keen painter and attended classes at the Kymin.

She contributed a religious column to the Penarth Times for many years, writing under the pen name of Phoebe.

Mr Jones said he would describe his mother as "loving, loyal, but knew her own mind!".

He said: "She will be remembered most as being a wife to my late father who died in 1973, sister to her three brothers, mother to me, mother-in-law to my wife Louise, Granny to Tom and Megan, Great Granny to Winnie, Donnie and Oliver and a loyal friend."

Mrs Jones' funeral will be held on October 5 with cremation in Barry first followed later by a memorial service at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Plassey Street, Penarth.

Mr Jones said: "All friends and relatives are welcome at both."