SHELBY-- Madlen Louise Dawkins, 77, of 1223 Webb Drive, died Sept. 1, 2013, at her residence. She was born on Nov. 18, 1935, in Cleveland County, to the late Luther Lee Sr. and Rachel Shuford Lee.
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Memories of Madlen will forever be etched in the hearts and minds of her seven children, Mary Joanne Buford of Charlotte, Joyce Dawkins Vance of Charlotte, Ray Dawkins of Lawndale, Bridgette Dawkins Webber of Shelby, Kevin Davis of Hickory, Pierre Davis of Lawndale, and Douglas Keith Davis of Shelby. She is survived by three sisters, Eva L Vinson, Minnie V. Sims and Larine S. Schenck, all of Lawndale; nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at the church for quiet hour and viewing prior to the services. The family will also be receiving visitors at 2831 Philadelphia Road, Lawndale NC 28090.
Memorial Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Lawndale First Baptist Church
Officiating: The Rev. Billy D. Houze
Burial: Will follow at Lawndale First Baptist Cemetery
Funeral Home: Dockerys Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Online Condolences: www.dockerysfuneralhome.com
Published in Shelby Star on Sept. 6, 2013