|Birth: ||Apr. 11, 1924|
|Death: ||Sep. 23, 2009|
Advocate, The (Baton Rouge, LA) - Friday, September 25, 2009
Deceased Name: Dawson, Vivian Gurney
A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Vivian passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at age 85. A resident of Denham Springs and a former resident of Baker, she was a member of Broadmoor Presbyterian Church and a former longtime member of Baker Presbyterian Church. She was retired from the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board and was a former volunteer at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary where she was recognized as Volunteer of the Year. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Ernest Carl Dawson; parents, Albert W. "Red" and Nannie Eisworth Gurney; and sister, Bessie Gurney West. Survived by a daughter, Sharon Dawson Southall and her husband, Oscar; son, Bill Dawson and his wife, Pam; three grandchildren, Oscar Kevin Southall and his wife, Heidi, Chris Dawson and his wife, Carter, and Kristi Howell and her husband, Len; and six great-grandchildren, Abigail and Andrew Southall, Taylor and Morgan Dawson, and Emily and Anna Howell. Visitation at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation resumes on Friday from 8 a.m. until religious service in the chapel at 9:30 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Hawley Wolfe and the Rev. Ted Roeling. Interment in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Donnie Furr, Chris Dawson, Oscar K. Southall, Michael Stevens, Eric Stevens and Bill Lawson. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70815 or Baker Presbyterian Church, 3015 Groom Road, Baker, LA 70714.
Ernest C. Dawson (1925 - 1997)*
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum
East Baton Rouge Parish
Created by: margie etheridge
Record added: Sep 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117819109
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