Obituaries, week of Jan. 16
Clarence Frederick Evans
Clarence Frederick Evans, 85, of Hague, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. He was a member of Coles Point United Methodist Church and a retired plumber and electrician, and a retired World War II Army Air Corp veteran.
He is preceded in death by his wives Virginia Bowen Evans and Genieve Ellis Evans.
He is survived by his daughters Mary Virginia Evans and Patricia (Patsy) E. Sanderson and a devoted son-in-law David E. Sanderson Jr., all of Hague; one step daughter, Margaret Estelle Ellis and husband, Littleton, of King George; two grandchildren, David Jason Sanderson and wife Dawn of Bay St. Louis, MS, and Amy Reamy-Elliott and husband Spencer of Hague; one sister, Francis E. Jenkins, Warsaw; one great-grandson, Dylan Lewis Elliott, and three step-great-grandchildren, George H. Bunch V, Christian N. Bunch and Trenton Elliott.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, Jan. 13 at the Welch Funeral Home, Montross. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fredericksburg SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Rd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22408.
Online condolences may be made at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com
Doris “Dorie” Gotthardt
Doris “Dorie” Gotthardt, a long time resident of Colonial Beach passed away on the morning of Jan. 8, 2013. Dorie was born in 1937 in Washington D.C. and was the loving daughter of Ruth Parker. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 53 years Charles W. “Bill” Gotthardt as well as her sister Mildred “Millie” Albrecht of Reedsville. Also left behind is a loving family that includes her children; Craig and wife Vanessa, Cheryl and husband Tim, Anna, and David and wife Katherine. Dorie was blessed to also have seven grandchildren; Grace, Seth, Troy, Erika, Alex, Gabriel, and Makayla and great granddaughter Giuliana. The family will have a memorial service at the Colonial Beach United Methodist Church (CBUMC) located at 1 Washington Avenue in Colonial Beach on Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions to the CBUMC may be made in lieu of flowers. A memorial website is at doris.gotthardts.com
Charlie Thomas Jones
Funeral Services for Mr. Charlie Thomas Jones of Tucker Hill were held Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Zion Baptist Church in Kinsale where Apostle Donn Hall is Senior Pastor and Reverend Paul Jones, Pastor, Eulogist.
Charlie T. Jones, Sr. was born on December 13, 1928, to James Harvey and Jenny Snow Jones in Westmoreland County where he was educated and spent most of his life with his family.
Charlie was a very caring man, son, brother, husband, father, uncle, cousin, and friend. He accepted Christ at an early age at Zion Baptist Church.
He was united in holy matrimony to the love of his life, Dorothy Ball, on October 17, 1948. To this union seven boys and five girls were born.
He was employed as a construction worker/supervisor for over 30 years. He helped to build the Blue Plains Water and Sewer Authority in Washington, D.C. in the early 1970s. After he retired from construction work, he became a well-respected waterman, specializing in crabs, oysters, and fish.
He loved spending time with his family. He was also an avid Washington edskins fan and he never missed a football game. Throughout his illness, he remained feisty and would never bite his tongue when something needed to be said, “Boy, pull your pants up, nobody will hire you looking like that,” or “girl, you getting kind of fat, you better lose that weight.” He also loved to impart his words of wisdom saying, “a man always needs to have his keys, if he needed to go somewhere, he’ll get someone to drive him.”
Early Thursday morning, December 13, 2012, at his home in Tucker Hill, God called home a very special angel.
Charlie was preceded in death by his son Clyde, parents, sisters Mary Hall and Joan Carter, and five brothers, Henderson, John, James, Randolph and Joe.
Charlie leaves to cherish his precious memories his wife of 64 years, Dorothy of Hague, Virginia; six sons, Charlie, Jr., Kinsale, James (Debbie) Lorton, William, Hague, Michael (Vernell), LaPlata, Maryland, Jeffrey, White Plains, Maryland, and Ronald (Adria), Fredericksburg; five daughters, Eartha Ball, Waldorf, Maryland, Mary Jones, Washington, D.C., Emily Thompson, Hague, Wendy Veney, Lorton, and Serita Daniel (Efrem), White Plains; 27 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Lottie Kelly of Hague, Sarah Samuels of Montross and Gertrude Jones of Baltimore and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Interment services were held at the church cemetery where his Honorary Pallbearers were Jovan McDowney, David Jones, Derrick Jones; pallbearers were James Jones, Jr., Roland Thompson, Michael Barnett, William Jones, Jr., Larry Fauntleroy, Jr. and Christian Jones. His floral bearers were his grandchildren.