Bethel Dougan Dawson

Bethel Dougan Dawson, 81, of Benton passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013.  She was born Nov. 24, 1931, in Prattsville. 
Mrs. Dawson was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Tyndall Park Missionary Baptist Church, where she was the pianist for many years.  During her lifetime, she worked for Westinghouse, Mac’s Garden Center and West’s Department Store. 
Mrs. Dawson was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Dougan; her husband, Dale Eugene Dawson; a son, Alan Wayne Dawson; two brothers, Lewis Dougan and R.C. Dougan; and a great-grandson, Wyatt.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen Dawson Hammer and husband Kim; two sisters, Virgie Harris Garner and Eueldean Calaway; three grandchildren, Kayla Lawrence and husband Brent, Kameron Hammer and wife Harper and Keith Hammer; and three great-grandchildren, Brayden, Audrey and Finley.
Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Jacobs Cemetery with Brother Cecil Hyde officiating.
Pallbearers are Kameron Hammer, Keith Hammer, Greg Calaway, Brent Lawrence, Heath Harris and Bobby Harris
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, April 8 at Ashby Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the Lupus Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
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