-- Philip Woodley, for many years a deacon on the active list of the
Waterford Baptist church, passed away at his late home on 27 Feb 1901.
Although residing in the country,
he was up to his last illness a faith attendant of the house of worship,
his place rarely being vacant.
Brother Woodley was baptised and
received into the Boston Baptist church in 1865, and from 1869 until his
removal to the Waterford church, in 1870, he served faithfully as deacon.
After years of service in the
Waterford church as deacon, he retired from active servic, holding the
position of honorary deacon until his death.
The last three years of his life
were clouded by partial paralysis, but he was never heard to complain, and
his faith was never shaken.
He leaves a faithful wife and a
large family of worthy sons and daughters, who bear before the world the
stamp of his sterling character and Christian worth.