In an obituary yesterday about James Clifford Pope, 64, a retired Air Force sergeant, the date of his death was incorrect. Mr. Pope died on July 13. (Published 7/18/87)
Dorothy Mae Thomas Williams, 69, a retired employe of the Agriculture Department and a past president of the Washington chapter of the National Council of Negro Women, died of cancer July 13 at the Washington Hospital Center. She lived in Washington.
Mrs. Williams was born in Washington. She graduated from Dunbar High School and attended the old Miner Teachers College. She joined the Agriculture Department in 1940. She was a film stripper in the lithographic section when she retired in 1978.
Mrs. Williams served as president of the Washington chapter of the NCNW from 1981 to 1985. She had received the organization's Mary McCleod Bethune Achiever Award five times.
In 1986 she received the National Sojourner Truth Meritorious Service Award from the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc. Mayor Marion Barry proclaimed Oct. 10, 1985, "Dorothy M. Williams Appreciation Day" in recognition of her community service.
She also had been honored for her community work by the United Nations Association and the Community Action Program Institute for Urban Affairs and Research.
Mrs. Williams was a past vice president of the Century Club of the Negro Business and Professional Women's Club, a founding member of Africare, and a member of Peoples Congregational Church in Washington.
Her husband, Milton Williams, died in 1957. Survivors include a son, Milton Williams of Silver Spring; a daughter, Marian A. Williams of Washington, and three grandchildren.
JAMES CLIFFORD POPE, 64, a retired Air Force sergeant who later worked as a security guard at the U.S. Soldiers and Airmen's Home, died July 3 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington after a heart attack. He lived in Washington.
Mr. Pope was born in Hackett, Ark. During World War II, he served in the Army. He transferred to the Air Force when it was organized in 1947 and became a military policeman. He retired in 1964.
He lived in Texas before moving to the Washington area in 1973. For the next year, he was a security guard at the Soldiers Home.
Mr. Pope was a Mason and a member of the Church of Christ in Arnold, Md.
His marriages to Betty Pope and Doris Pope ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Lois A. Pope of Annapolis; a daughter by his first marriage, Sherry Catherine Pendleton of San Antonio; three children by his second marriage, Denise, Danny and Dennis Pope, all of Chicago; three stepchildren, Dale A. Schenk, Gale Schenk and Jane Baxter, all of Annapolis; a brother, Charles B. Pope of Port Neches, Tex.; a sister, Dorothy Ruth George of Wickenburg, Ariz., and four grandchildren.
DAISY SMITHWICK JENKINS, 73, a retired employe of Washington Terminal Co. where she cleaned railroad cars, died of a heart ailment July 3 at Capitol Hill Hospital.
Mrs. Jenkins, a resident of Washington, was born in Littleton, N.C., and she moved to this area when she was 16. As a young woman she worked as a nursemaid in private households here.
She retired from Washington Terminal Co. in the mid-1970s after more than 25 years service.
Her first husband, Roosevelt Smithwick, died in the early 1970s, and their son, Grover Smithwick, died in 1973.
Survivors include her husband, Dewey Jenkins of Washington; two brothers, David Manley of Washington and John Manley of Littleton; two sisters, Patti Alston and Emma Lynch, both of Littleton, and two grandchildren.
EVELYN EARL HEARD, 83, a former real estate agent who was a member of the Army & Navy Club, the Chevy Chase Club and the Salvation Army Auxiliary, died of cancer July 12 at her home in Washington.
Mrs. Heard was born in Bangor, Maine. She grew up in Boston and attended Boston University. As a young woman, she married Justin Dickins, a Navy officer, and over the years she accompanied him to various duty stations. The marriage ended in divorce.
About 1951, Mrs. Heard moved to Washington. Her second husband, retired Navy Capt. William Augustus Heard, died in 1958. For several years thereafter she was a real estate agent and among the firms for which she worked was H.A. Gill & Son in Washington.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. J. Reed Morss of Chestnut Hill, Mass.
FLORESTEEN T. DICKERSON, 74, who operated a beauty shop in Washington for about 50 years before she retired a year ago, died of a heart ailment July 11 at Georgetown University Hospital.
Mrs. Dickerson, a lifelong resident of Washington, graduated from Armstrong High School and the Poro Cosmetology and Beauty School. She opened Floresteen's Beauty Shop when she was in her early twenties.
She was a former president of the Beauty Shop Owners of Washington and a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Willie J. Dickerson of Washington; a stepson, Willie J. Dickerson Jr. of New York City; a sister, Dorothy Ramsey of Washington; three brothers, Lanier and Samuel Covington, both of Washington, and Pearson Covington of Anchorage, and two grandchildren.
MAURICE H. GOUBEAU, 75, a retired secretary-treasurer of the National Institute of Dry Cleaning and a lifelong resident of the Washington area, died July 15 at his home in Silver Spring. He had cancer and diabetes.
Mr. Goubeau was born in Washington and he graduated from the old Western High School. He also graduated from the University of Maryland, where he was captain of the tennis team, and the Benjamin Franklin University, where he earned a degree in accounting.
About 1933, he went to work for M.E. Horton Inc., a wholesale grocery company of which he became secretary-treasurer. He remained there until 1958, when he joined another grocery firm. In 1959, he was named secretary-treasurer of the National Institute of Dry Cleaning. He retired there in 1972.
Mr. Goubeau was a member of the University of Maryland M Club and the Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church. He played tennis until near the end of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Goubeau of Silver Spring; two children, Gary Goubeau of Silver Spring and Michele Goubeau of Reston, and three grandchildren.
WILLIAM D. WOOD SR., a retired chauffeur and a founding member of the Fairfax County chapter of the NAACP, died of cancer July 14 at Alexandria Hospital.
Mr. Wood was a lifelong resident of Alexandria. For 42 years he was a chauffeur for the family of Edward Daingerfield, an Alexandria banker. About 1950, he went to work as a courier for TWA and later he worked in the meat department of Grand Union Food Stores. He retired about 1961.
Mr. Wood was a former Sunday School teacher at the Oakland Baptist Church in Alexandria.
His wife, Jennie V. Wood, died in 1982. Survivors include three children, Crozet W. Johnson, Adelaide Wood Tilton and William Douglas Wood Jr., all of Alexandria, and five grandchildren.
HARDENIA TAYLOR SCHUIRMANN, 59, a Washington native who was an administrative aide with the Air Force Association during the 1950s, died of liver ailments July 13 at her home in Washington.
Miss Schuirmann attended Woodrow Wilson High School and George Washington University.
She leaves no immediate survivors.
DR. ERNEST EDWIN CORNELSEN, 69, a retired physician who practiced in the Washington area for 35 years, died of cancer July 15 at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Dr. Cornelsen was born in Enid, Okla. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma where he also earned a doctorate in mathematics and a medical degree.
He first came to the Washington area as an intern at Sibley Memorial Hospital shortly before World War II. During the war he served in the Army Medical Corps in the Pacific.
He returned to this area after the war and opened a family medical practice. During his career he had offices in Washington, District Heights and Bethesda and he was on the staffs of Sibley, Providence and Holy Cross hospitals. He retired about 1982.
Dr. Cornelsen was an enthusiastic golfer and a member of the Kenwood Golf and Country Club.
He moved from Bethesda to Highland Beach, Fla., in 1983.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Keene Cornelsen of Highland Beach; three daughters, Camilla McLaughlin of Exeter, N.H., Mary Keene Williams of Potomac and Sally Cornelsen of New Orleans; a son, James Cornelsen of Bethesda; a brother, the Rev. Rufus Cornelsen of Swarthmore, Pa., and six grandchildren.
FREDA S. BENTLEY, 92, a longtime resident of Washington who had worked for the War Department during both world wars, died of cardiac arrest July 15 at her home.
Mrs. Bentley was born in Chicago and came to Washington in 1918. In World War I she was a secretary at the War Department. During World War II she returned to the War Department as a secretary and clerical supervisor in the Office of the Adjutant General of the Army.
She was a member of the American Contract Bridge League and had been a life master bridge player since 1952.
Her husband, Philip A. Bentley, died in 1970.
Survivors include a son, Richard A. Bentley of Silver Spring; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.