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17/07/2015 02:45 BST | Updated 16/07/2016 06:12 BST

Funerals For Britons Killed In Tunisia Massacre

The funerals of several people killed in the Tunisia beach massacre are taking place today.

Among them will be a service of thanksgiving for three members of the same family from Walsall in the West Midlands.

The men were among those murdered in the attack on holidaymakers in the popular resort of Sousse.

Joel Richards, 19, his uncle, 49-year-old Adrian Evans, and his grandfather, Charles Patrick Evans, 78, will be laid to rest following a service at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in West Bromwich.

Mr Richards' younger brother, Owen Richards, was on holiday with the trio but survived the attack.

A private service will follow at Sandwell Valley crematorium before a wake at Walsall FC's Banks's stadium.

All three men had been supporters of the football team.

Elsewhere, the funerals of 24-year-old graduate and beauty blogger Carly Lovett, from Gainsborough in Lincolnshire, and mother Sue Davey, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, are also taking place.

Another service is also being held for 72-year-old Bruce Wilkinson, from Goole in East Yorkshire.

Ms Lovett was on holiday with her fiance Liam. They had become engaged at Christmas.

In a statement, the fiance and immediate family of Ms Lovett said they were praying that the ''evil'' seen in Tunisia would end to spare others the heartbreak they have experienced.

Ms Davey and Scott Chalkley were on holiday together. 

The couple worked for Severn Trent Water, who said: ''Sue and Scott had a passion to help others however they could, they cared enormously for all those they worked with and were totally committed to our customers and our company.''

Mr Wilkinson was a grandfather, whose family said: ''Bruce was a loving family man, and in his working life worked to support the care of others. He was a kind and compassionate man, with a dry sense of humour. He was fun-loving, and will be deeply missed by friends and family alike.''

In all, 30 Britons died when lone gunman Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire on tourists last month.

He killed 38 people before he was shot dead by the Tunisian security forces.