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Date published: 1/29/2013

James F. Dobson

James Ferris Dobson, 13, of Spotsylvania County took his heavenly journey on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at his home with his loving family at his side, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

James is survived by his parents, Danny and Cathy Dobson; his brothers, Cory A. Dobson and Matthew D. Dobson and his wife, Kristen; one niece, Hailey Brooke Dobson; his grandparents, Helen "Nanny" Hughes, Daniel "Da" Dobson and Dorothy "Mamaw" Dobson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. James was preceded in death by his grandfather, Claude A. Hughes.

James attended Battlefield Elementary and Battlefield Middle. James was known at his elementary school as the "Mayor." Due to his illness he was not able to attend middle school much, but was a great "Warrior" for his middle school. James lived life trusting and believing in God every day. He ministered to all he came in contact with, showing them what faith in God was all about.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 30, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Contributions may be made to Children's Hospital Foundation, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 300, Silver Spring, Md. 20910.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.