GALLIPOLIS — Mary "Auntie" Elizabeth Dawson, 97, of Gallipolis, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Holzer Assisted Living. Born Nov. 1, 1916, in Ashland, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Kittie Purvis Dawson.
After 42 years of service, she retired from being an administrative secretary for General Refractors in Grayson, Ky. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Gallipolis, and to her special friends she was known as "Auntie."
She is survived by her special friends Jane Ann and Ed Slagle and family, of Gallipolis, Jackie Davies and family, of Dublin, Ohio, Lakshmi and B.S. Priyanath and family, of Chicago, and Chris Slagle, Stacy Lawson, Jamie Riley, Morgan Asbury, Sahana Sanyal and Aparna Gupta.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Elliott Dawson, Timothy Albert Dawson and Thurston Marion Dawson.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Centenary Cemetery with Lay Pastor Ann Moody officiating. Interment will follow. Friends may call one hour prior to the services Tuesday at Cremeens Funeral Chapel.
Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting Cremeens Funeral Home of Ohio.