Betty Lee Dawson

Betty Lee Dawson, 81, of Marietta, passed away at 6:32 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at her home.

She was born Aug. 18, 1933, in Braxton, W.Va., a daughter of Blondi Whitman and Oma Bell Prunty Jackson.

She was a homemaker and a member of Sandhill United Methodist Church.

Betty was married to Lawrence “Jeffy” Franklin Dawson, Sr., who survives with two children, Lawrence “Larry” Dawson of Marietta, and Susan (Tim) Miller of Whipple; six grandchildren, Kathy (Shawn) Littleton and Jason (Marie) Dawson of Marietta, Nathan (Jennifer) Sturm and Heidi (Patrick) Smith of Whipple, Krixten (Roe) Bules of Lowell, and Demitria Mims of Warren, Ohio; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She is also survived by two brothers and three sisters, Howard (Bluette) Jackson, Jim (Shirley) Jackson, Barb (Bill) Black, Liz (Ron) Pepper and Mary Sue (Mark) Jackson. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sherry Lynn Dawson; two grandchildren, William Dawson and Carlton Sparks; and two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, with Pastor Wendy Erb officiating. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the funeral home.

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