01/15/09 — LON DAWSON

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Feb. 28, 1933-Jan. 14, 2009

LAGRANGE -- Seth Alonza "Lon" Dawson, 75, of LaGrange, died Wednesday.

A service of remembrance will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Rouse Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Broadwell officiating. A private interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery.

Lon was born Feb. 28, 1933, to the late Seth and Sallie Dawson. He was a retired farmer and a member of White Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church.

Lon is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rachel Herring Dawson; three children, Neil Dawson and wife, Peggy, of Tuckasegee, N.C., Dickie Dawson and wife, Penny, of LaGrange, Ann Dawson Harrison and husband, Jeffrey, of LaGrange; four grandchildren, Erin C. Dawson of LaGrange, Megan Dawson Wade and husband, Lee, of Holly Springs, Seth J. Harrison of LaGrange and Katie Harrison of LaGrange; stepgrandson, Rod McNeil of Fayetteville; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Callahan, Izzabell and Margaret McNeil; sister-in-law, Grace G. Dawson of LaGrange; and an aunt, Elizabeth Grant of Goldsboro.

Lon was preceded in death by a brother, Jennings Dawson.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 at Rouse Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home.

Memorials may be made to White Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church, c/o Janet Brown, 1794 Jenny Lind Road, LaGrange, N.C., 28551 or the LaGrange Public Library, 119 E. Washington St., LaGrange, N.C., 28551.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com.

Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange.


Published in Obituaries on January 15, 2009 1:47 PM