Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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March 6, 2014

Darrell Dawson

MABSCOTT — MABSCOTT — Darrell Dawson of Mabscott died tragically on Sunday, Feb. 23rd, 2014, of injuires received in an automobile accident in Britstol, Tenn. He was 81 years of age. His loving wife, Connie was seriously injured.

The youngest of two children, Dennis Darrell Dawson was born on January 3rd, 1933, at Mabscott. He was the son of the late, Sam and Eva Bailey Dawson. His  sister, Janice Hylton has preceded him in death as well.

A lifelong resident of the Mabscott community, Darrell as he was affectionately known, worked in the bakery industry for 33 years. He was branch manager for Betsy Ross Bakeries and retired as the operations manager for Flowers Baking Company.  Darrell was proud to have served his country in the US Marine Corps. He attended the Oak Grove Christian Church.

Darrell and Connie were blessed with two children, a son, Brad Dawson and his wife, Leah of Flatwoods, Ky. and Mary Jane May and her husband, John of Kodak, Tenn.; Darrell was the dear grandfather of J.C. May (Emilee), and Aaron May (Amanda), Lauren Conley and Nicholas Dawson; the proud great-grandfather of three great-grandchildren, Devan Oglesby, Collin and Dillon May.

Committal services will be Sunday, March 9th at 4:00 p.m. in the Oak Grove Christian Church Cemetery. Pastor Kelly Kelly Gowan will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Melton Mortuary, 1200 Harper Road, Beckley. Those wishing to attend the committal services are asked to be at the mortuary by 3:30 p.m.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

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