Mr. Enoch Rudder, one of the most outstanding figures in the history of the Macleay, passed away on Monday last, aged 96 years. The late Mr. Rudder, a native of Birmingham (England) came to Australia with his parents just 89 years ago, and with them came to the Macleay, his father naming Kempsey after his home town of Kempsey in England. The late Mr. Enoch Rudder married Miss Elizabeth Perrin, daughter of another early Macleay pioneer, the worthy couple celebrating their diamond wedding in 1919. For well over half a century they resided on their fine property at Oaklands, where they raised a sturdy family of seven sons and five daughters. Two of the sons, Messrs. Archie and Morton L. Rudder predeceased their father. The surviving children are Messrs. Edward C. (Bellbrook), Marcus (Rolland's Plains), Louis (Hastings River), Clement (Dondingalong) and Wilfred Rudder (Oaklands), Mesdames Hodgson (Woodburn, Richmond River), Thornton (Townsville, Queensland), Salmon (Gympie, Queensland), L. T. Rudder (Collombatti) and Alfred Riley (Bega). There are also over 30 grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren. Mr. Eugene Rudder, of Sydney, aged 85 years, is now the sole survivor of the original family. The late Mr. Enoch Rudder was a man of intellect, well-read, fluent, and ready of tongue, and his keen interest in political and public matters generally made him a valued citizen. He was widely known for his generous and hospitable nature, and his passing is keenly regretted by many of the elder generation. The funeral, very largely attended, took place on Tuesday to West Kempsey Cemetery, under conduct of Mr. Jos. T. Walker. Canon Ware officiating at the graveside.