Obituaries

James Henry Job Bennett – 23/12/1922 – 16/12/2019

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook
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Jim’s career in hunt service began in 1937 at the Portman Hunt. These early years were soon to be interrupted by the advent of WWII. On returning after service in the Royal Navy he spent just one season with the Essex and Suffolk. He then joined the Wilton Hunt in 1947, whipping-in to Tom Tilbrook....

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James Polk Farber 1933-2019

Posted on Sunday, July 28, 2019
Written by: Peter Brook
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Maryland Sportsman James Polk Farber (86) a retired senior foreign service officer and defense executive as well as a long-time Maryland sportsman died peacefully at home Thursday, July 25, 2019. Farber entered the diplomatic service in 1958 following service in the Air Force. His early assignments included tours at Bonn and Paris. As a security...

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Albert Ollie Poe July1931 – May 2019

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Written by: Peter Brook
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Albert O. Poe, 87, passed away May 18, 2019 in the hospital at Warrenton, Virginia.  He was born July 8, 1931 in Fauquier County, VA to Oliver (Ollie) Poe and Eva Pearson Poe. While growing up, he enjoyed playing baseball, hunting and hounds, and playing music.  In 1954 he became the youngest professional huntsman when...

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James Fagan Scharnberg- Skycastle French Hounds

Posted on Sunday, May 12, 2019
Written by: Peter Brook
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James Fagan Scharnberg, 80, of Malvern, PA, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, January 27 at Barclay Friends in West Chester, PA. Born February 21, 1938 in Newport, AR, he was a son of the late Oliver H. Scharnberg and Lady Elizabeth Watson. Jim graduated from Yale University School of Art and Design...

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Johnny Henry Former Huntsman of the Meath Foxhounds 2019

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Written by: Noel Mullins www.noelmullins.com
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The hunting world was deeply saddened by the passing of former Meath Foxhounds huntsman Johnny Henry. He gave his working life to foxhunting, just over 70 seasons. Henry with whips ‘Speedy’ O’Rourke and Aidan Galligan were known as the ‘Dream Team’ of foxhunting in Ireland. They provided excellent sport that attracted visitors from across the...

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Michael ‘Mickey’ Flanagan 1933-2019

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Written by: Tipperary Hunt
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When Mickey Flanagan went to God on 3 January 2019, it had been 30 years since he had crossed Tipperary as 1st whipper-in to the Tipperary Foxhounds. Despite that, he was known the length and breadth of the Tipperary Country and well beyond for his more than 40 year’s service to the Hunt. He served...

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Remembering Jimmy Young MFH

Posted on Friday, August 3, 2018
Written by: Peter Brook
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On Friday May 25th, 2018, just one day before the festivities surrounding the Virginia Hound Show, foxhunting lost one of the real giants of the sport. After a long and valiant battle with the ravages of cancer, James L. Young, known to all simply as “Jimmy”, went to his final covert. As reported in Foxhunting...

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Ben Hardaway- “A living legend, now a legend “never outfoxed”

Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2017
Written by: Virginia Allen Austin
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Ben Hardaway, affectionally known to many in Bullock County as Mr. Ben, passed away in October 2017 at his home in Midland, Georgia. This apreciation ofMr Hardaway is republishd courtesy of the author Virginia Allen Austin and Union Springs Herald Ben Hardaway loved the rolling grassland of Fitzpatrick. It was the perfect terrain for him,...

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Lodewijk de Beer Veluwe Hunt Netherlands

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017
Written by: Krijn Tol

Mr Lodewijk de Beer, Master of the Veluwe Hunt has passed away aged 89 on the 25th November he would have become 90. From 1961 to 1994 he was an active Master of the Veluwe Hunt. He also at times acted as huntsman. He also had hounds at his home. In 1994 he became Honorary...

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Patrick Till – 21st July 2017

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017
Written by: Rosie Till
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Patrick Till who died, in his eightieth year, on July 21st 2017 founded  the Hunsley Beacon beagles in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the county, in which he lived, worked and hunted for many years. The son of a Beverley solicitor, who was also a keen beagler, Patrick went to Haileybury public school where he...

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