Mae Dawson - Caraway

Thursday, June 13, 2002

Mae Dawson, 85, of Caraway died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. She was retired from American Greetings and a member of Caraway First Baptist Church. She had lived in the Caraway area most of her life.

She is survived by two daughters, Mollie F. Sanders of Machesney Park, Ill., and Anna "Bootsie" Johnson and husband, Larry, of St. Charles, Ill.; three sisters, Rosetta Duncan of Searcy, Marie Barham of California, and Melba Elmore of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren, Lana Brown, Barry Sanders, Kathy Hawser, Stan Sanders, Trish Edwards, Vicki Johnson, Patty Johnson, William Robert Johnson, Denise Davidson, Chris Johnson, and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bryan Dawson, a sister, Gladys Frei, and a brother, Ervin Moddress.

The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Caraway First Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Stevens officiating. Burial was in the Caraway Cemetery with Gregg Funeral Home of Monette in charge.