One of the longest serving members of the Orange Order in the Ballymena area has passed away.
Johnny Cupples died on July 22 just days after taking part in his 79th 12th of July demonstration.
He joined the Order 79 years ago at the age of 18 and never missed a Twelfth.
In recent years he travelled to the demonstration field by car. He was a proud member of Ferniskey LOL 115.
The following notice was on www.funeraltimes.com
‘CUPPLES: passed away July 22nd 2019, peacefully at Antrim Area Hospital, John, late of Camphill Park Ballymena, (formerly of Ballymacvea), beloved husband of the late Clara, much loved friend of Linda, a dear Uncle and Cousin. House Strictly Private. Service of thanksgiving for the life of John will be held in Alan Francey’s Funeral Church 94 Toome Road, Ballymena BT42 2BU on Thursday 25th at 11am followed by interment in Ballee New Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle. “Precious Memories.”