KINSTON - Evelyn Smith Dawson, 85, of Kinston passed away on Monday, December 9, 2013. Born February 1, 1928, in Lenoir County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Nancy Davis Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Sammy Earl Dawson and his wife Sue P. Dawson, grandson Scott South and sisters, Verna Jenkins, Mankie Webb and Faye Loftin. Mrs. Dawson was a homemaker and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Woodington Ward. Survivors include her husband, Samuel "Peter" Dawson; daughter Sandra Kay Dawson Lindorff and husband David, of Salt Lake City, Utah; sons Donald Larry Dawson and wife Karen, and James R. Dawson and wife Tammy, all of Kinston; eight grandchildren, Aubrey L. Margetts, Jake Lindorff, Derek Dawson, Summer Dawson, Lauryn Dawson, Joey South, Laura Beth Dawson and Samantha Dawson; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Gertie Sutton of Colorado and Helen Etheridge of Wilson. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mrs. Dawson's special caregiver, Joyce Rouse. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2013, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Woodington Ward with visitation to follow. There will be a private family burial. Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to a
. Online condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
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Published in Free Press from Dec. 10 to Dec. 13, 2013