|Birth: ||Oct. 27, 1922|
|Death: ||Oct. 19, 2011|
Fay Staton Dawson died, October, 19, 2011, in Jackson TN. She was born October 27, 1922 in Amherst County, VA to the late Oscar Lee and Banna Laughon Staton. She was preceded in death by her husband Stephen Yates (Bill) Dawson, her brother Oscar Lively Staton, and her son-in-law Michael P. Carney.
She will be missed by her daughter Pamela Dawson Carney of Jackson, TN, granddaughters Meghan Kirk and husband Brad of Bethel Springs,TN, and Caitlin Carney of Jackson, TN, great-grandchildren Tyler Dawson Kirk and Callie Michaelanne Kirk, and sisters Inez Wine and husband Billy and Phyllis Campbell and husband Chuck of Staunton, VA and many nephews and nieces.
Fay was a graduate of Pleasant View High School and of Dunsmore Business College in Staunton. She worked as head of the admissions department, and medical records librarian at Kings Daughters' Hospital, and as office assistant at the office of Dr. J. Erskine Sproul in Staunton. She also worked at Virginia Baptist hospital in Lynchburg, Amherst County public schools and at Lynchburg Training School and Hospital.
She was a faithful member of New Prospect Baptist Church in Pleasant View, VA and Westover Baptist Church in Jackson, TN. She taught Sunday school for seventy years both for youth and adults, and served as president and secretary of the WMU.
Her loving presence shed light on the path of all who walked with her, whether it was an encouraging word, or a beautiful hand sewn dress for someone in need. Her many talents ranged from her flakey homemade biscuits to her decorating skills. Surely the joy bells in Heaven rang, as God extended His hand, drawing her into His eternal kingdom.
Funeral services for Fay will be conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Payne, Rev. C. T. Hayes, III and Mary Etta Payne on Sunday, October 23 at 3:00 p.m. at New Prospect Baptist Church in Pleasant View, VA. Visitation with the family will be held from 1:30 until service time. Interment services will follow at El Bethel Cemetery in Allwood, VA. A memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Phil Forehand on Monday, Octoer 24 at 1:30 p.m. at Kings Daughters Community Health and Rehab Center, 1410 North Augusta Street in Staunton, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to New Prospect Baptist Church or the charity of choice.
Fay and Bill's Agricola, VA home "Ivy Cliff" was a favorite hunting spot. Fay provided many meals and snacks to her hunters every deer season. Pallbearers will wear hunting camos in loving memory of Fay's bountiful table. Honorary pallbearers are Ivy Cliff Hunt Club members T. O. "Buddy' Dawson, Harry W. Dawson, C. T. Hayes, III, Stephen Owen Dawson, Ralph Blair, Wade Camden, and Steve Bruffy. Active pallbearers are Brad Kirk, Tim Burkholder, Mike Massie, Kenny Massie, Tommy Massie, Jay Turner, and Mark Turner.
Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer, TN in charge of arrangements. Guestbook signing available at www.shackelfordfuneraldirectors.com
Oscar Lee Staton (1887 - 1966)
Banner Pearl Lawhorne Staton (1891 - 1956)
Stephen Y. Dawson (1908 - 1994)*
Created by: H. Ray Wilson
Record added: Oct 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79172768