Obituaries

Lois H. Doleman

Lois H. Doleman, 84, of Montross, widow of James Henry Doleman, passed away on Nov. 29, 2012. She was postmaster of Zacata Post Office for 34 years, a member of National Association of Postmasters, USA, Chantilly Chapter DAR and a member of Currioman Baptist Church where she served as financial secretary, and for 70 years as organist.
She was the daughter of the late Murray T. and Ellie C. Scrimger Henderson.
She is survived by daughters, Sharon D. Stuart and husband Charles E. Stuart III of Montross, LoisLynn Hazelwood and husband Ernest L. Hazelwood Jr. of Midlothian, and Susan D. Halley and husband, Lawrence C. Halley Jr. of Richmond, and grandchildren, Christian James Halley of New Orleans, La. and Lauren Grant Halley of Richmond, Va.
Mrs. Doleman was preceded in death by her sisters, Earlene Henderson and Mildred H. Pitts and grandson, Charles Edward Stuart, IV.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 3 at Currioman Baptist Church. Reverend Curtis Hawks, Reverend Dr. Ralph Gardiner, Pastor Wade Wilkins and Reverend David McIntyre officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were William M. Pitts, Stephen B. Pitts, Robert Jones, Eric Oliver, James Henderson and Wallace McGinness. The Deacons of the church were honorary pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Currioman Baptist Church Endowment Fund, PO Box 841, Montross, Va. 22520.
Online condolences may be made at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com

William B. Johnson

William B. Johnson of Warsaw was called home to his eternal resting place on Nov. 26, 2012 at VCU Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
William was born on July 19, 1960 to the late John Willie Johnson and Irene Johnson. He was the oldest of nine children. William entered the United States Army on Sept. 19, 1979 and was honorably discharged on May 12, 1982. William was employed by Burt Construction Company, Chantilly, Va. In 1992 William met the love of his life, Ronnie and one year later they were united as one. They remained inseparable. William loved the Lord and accepted Christ as his personal Savior and joined New Liberty Baptist Church, Beasley, Va, and later attended Zion Baptist Church, Kinsale. William was patient and kind, always willing to do whatever he could to help someone, especially the elderly. His favorite pastime was playing with his nieces and nephews, swimming and watching his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers. William lived a simple life and was content with it.
He leaves to cherish many wonderful memories his loving wife, Ronnie; his devoted mother, Irene Johnson; five sisters, Shirley (Michael Sr.) Pollard, Theresa Braxton, Elsie Dabney, Colyn Jackson, and Cora Jones; three brothers, Sherman Johnson, John (Angela) Johnson, Curtis (Paulette) Johnson; mother-in-law, Jannie Thornton; brothers-in-law, Lewis (Merteen) Thornton Jr., Ovel Thornton, Minister Haywood (Regina) Thornton and Reverend Olden (Bertha) Thornton; aunt, Dorothy (Susie) Tate; uncles, William, Charles, Theodore, Howard, and Jimmy Thompson, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father, John Willie Johnson; uncle, Garfield Johnson Sr.; father-in-law, Lewis Thornton Sr., and sister-in-law, Brenda T. Thomas.
Funeral services were held on Dec. 1 at Jerusalem Baptist Church. Pastor Darryl E. Fisher officiated. Pastor Olden Thornton, Eulogist. Interment followed in the church cemetery Pallbearers were Michael Pollard Jr., Jerry Bundy Jr., Christopher Bundy, Donald Bundy, Danzel Gaines, Bryan Roane, Jerrid Roane, Travis Johnson, Jamaar Johnson and Antoine Newton.
Funeral services entrusted to the Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home.

Clara Ann Clark Morgan

Clara Ann Clark Morgan, 53, of Montross, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. She was a floral designer at Bridgett’s Bouquets in Montross.
She is survived by her husband, Charles N. Morgan; daughter, Sarah Pate (Matthew); son, Glenn N. Morgan; mother, Clara R. Clark, and two grandchildren, Ryder Matthew Pate and Brooklyn Leigh Pate, all of Montross.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, Dec. 2 at Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel with Pastor Wade Wilkins officiating. Interment was in Providence United Methodist Cemetery, Chiltons, Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association, 9702 Grayton Road, #110, Richmond, Va. 23238, Montross Rescue Squad, PO Box 1174, Montross, Va. 22520 or Westmoreland Vol. Fire Dept., PO Box 222, Montross, Va. 22520. Online condolences may be made at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com

Ruth Adella Enos Robbins

Ruth Adella Enos Robbins, 95, of Mt. Holly, died  November 29, 2012 at Mary Washington Healthcare, Fredericksburg.
She was born on June 8, 1917, in Starkey, N.Y., daughter of the late Frank W. Enos and Lilian M. Carey Enos.
She was a member of the Carmel United Methodist Church in Hague.
She had a strong love for animals, especially her dog, Silver, and her bird, Morgan.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her four sisters, four brothers, husband, George W. Robbins, Jr., and son George W. Robbins III.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s name, to Warsaw Animal Clinic, P.O. Box 398, Warsaw, VA, 22572.
Online remembrances may be made at jonesashfuneralhome.com

 

 

Oblie Anderson Willis

Oblie Anderson Willis was born June 16, 1912 in Newberry, S.C. to the late Oscar and Ellie Smith. She was the 3rd child of 13. Her early primary education was in Saluda.
Oblie was a faithful member of Bible Way Baptist Church on New Jersey Ave., Washington, D.C. Later she joined Evangel Cathedral when it was located on Rhode Island Avenue. She lived on Saratoga Ave.
Oblie met and married Roosevelt Anderson in the early 1930s. Out of this union James E. Anderson was born. Later she met and married Flemming Willis who worked as a Pullman Porter. This union allowed Oblie to do what she loved most and that was traveling. She visited California, Mexico, Florida, Hawaii, and after Mr. Willis and she were parted by his death in 1971, Oblie completed her major traveling venture by going to the Holy land in Jerusalem.hion
Oblie was very high fashion oriented. In other words wherever she went she dressed for “High Society.” In fact in her later years she was employed at Woodworth and Lothrop located on F. Street, Washington, D. C.; later Woodies in Iverson Mall in Temple Hills, Md.
Oblie was very independent. In 1997 James became concerned about her aging and she was concerned about his eating. They decided that she should move closer to him. She moved to The Meadows Senior Citizens apartments in Colonial Beach until suffering a stroke on Dec. 21, 2012.
From then on James watched over his mother like a hawk. He along with professional aides provided Oblie with the best quality care possible until the day of her departure from this existence, Nov. 18, 2012.
Yes, Oblie led a most interesting life, which included serving as a juror on the trial of the infamous Mary Treadwell (ex-wife of former Mayor Marion Berry) in 1983, a trial involving defrauding and conspiracy where she was sequestered for three weeks, and the family did not know her location.
However, we all have one final memory, as well as, a great moment where her son, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister, and many others came together on June 16, 2012 to celebrate her 100th birthday.
Oblie is survived by her son, James E. Anderson Sr.; two sisters, Mabel Williams Whack and Miriam Short; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held on Nov. 29 at Marshall-March Funeral Home of Maryland, Suitland, Md. Pastor Joseph Haden Sr. officiated. Interment followed in the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Suitland, Md. Pallbearers were James E. Anderson Jr., Joe Russell, Vincent Lee, Marlon Wharton Jr., Aaron Lee, and Frank Edwards. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Hill and Marcus Wharton.
Funeral services were entrusted to Marshall-March Funeral Home of Maryland, Suitland, Md.

Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 9:45 am