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Vernon Eugene "Gene" Dawson, Sr
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Birth: Jan. 19, 1925
Death: May 17, 2005
East Baton Rouge Parish
Louisiana, USA

Advocate, The (Baton Rouge, LA) - Thursday, May 19, 2005

Deceased Name: Dawson Sr., Vernon Eugene "Gene"

A native of Jackson and resident of Ethel, he died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at Lane Memorial Hospital in Zachary at age 80. He was a retired process operator for Nalco Chemical with more than 20 years of service and a former employee of the Ethyl Corp. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, having served from 1943 to 1945. Visiting at Welsh Funeral Home, 6700 Florida Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 19. Visiting at Redwood Baptist Church, Ethel, on Friday, May 20, from 9 a.m. until religious service at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Ronald Aguillard. Interment in Redwood Baptist Church cemetery. He is survived by his loving wife, Maxie Hughes Dawson; a son and daughter-in-law, Vernon "Gene" Dawson Jr. and wife Claudette of Baton Rouge; a stepdaughter, Jackie Jumonville of Ethel; two stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law, Jon Paul Thames and wife Seong of Conyers, Ga., and James Douglas Thames and wife Chae of Colombia, S.C.; two sisters, Pearl Beatrice "Bea" Schaefer of Grand Saline, Texas, and Elsie Jewel Pace of Casa Grande, Ariz.; a brother and sister-in-law, Jesse Lea Dawson and wife Lindsey of Slaughter; 16 grandchildren, more than 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Charles Vernon and Callie Pearl Turner Dawson; a daughter, Laura Lea Dawson; a sister, Ida Mae Chidester; a brother, Lester Harold Dawson; and a grandson, Jason Jumonville. Pallbearers will be Edward Dawson, Malvin Schaefer, Charles Schaefer, David Schaefer, Joey Thames and Jeff Farrar. He was a first degree Mason with St. Albans Lodge 28, F&AM, Jackson. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 
Family links: 
  Charles Vernon Dawson (1898 - 1973)
  Callie Pearl Turner Dawson (1899 - 1991)
  Maxie Loree Hughes Dawson (1918 - 2015)*
  Pearl Beatrice Dawson Schaefer (1921 - 2015)*
  Ida Mae Dawson Chidester (1923 - 2003)*
  Vernon Eugene Dawson (1925 - 2005)
  Jesse Lea Dawson (1927 - 2009)*
  Lester Harold Dawson (1931 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Redwood Baptist Church Cemetery
East Feliciana Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: margie etheridge
Record added: Sep 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117819763
Vernon Eugene Gene Dawson, Sr
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