THE funeral of former Journal photographer Terry Williams will be held on Thursday.

Terry, 77, a much loved and respected photographer, died on Friday, June 22 at St David's Hospice, Llandudno, following a battle with cancer.

The father and grandfather lived in Abergele and had been a photographer for about 40 years, including some 30 years on the Journal.

The funeral is to take place at St Thomas's Church in Rhyl at 1.30pm. There will be a service at St Asaph Crematorium afterwards.

Family and friends will then gather at Rhyl Golf Club. Pre-arranged and family flowers only, donations will be accepted for St David's Hospice in Llandudno.

Terry was described by his former North Wales Newspaper (NWN) colleagues as a true gentleman who always had a twinkle in his eye.

Close friend Kerry Roberts, chief photographer for coastal titles, said: "He was a real pleasure to be with, always very professional and he had a great sense of humour."

Steve Rogers, former Journal and coastal editor, said: "Terry did not just work for the Journal; he was the Journal.

"His outstanding photography injected life into the paper every week."

Terry worked not only on the Journal but on the Evening Leader, Denbighshire Free Press, North Wales Pioneer and other titles.

He continued to work for the company, which was acquired by Newsquest in 2017, up to late last year.