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Funeral services for James Wesley Dawson, Sr., 88, of Mer Rouge, LA were held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Horseshoe Baptist Church, Mer Rouge, LA with Bro. Bob Lonadier officiating. Interment was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Oak Ridge, LA under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.
Mr. James Wesley Dawson, a retired pipe liner, was born January 26, 1930 in Mer Rouge, LA and passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018.
Mr. Dawson was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Yazoo Hunting Club in Mississippi. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wesley Monroe Dawson and Ella Lee Tharp; brothers, William C. Dawson, Huey Lee Dawson, and Henry Earl Dawson; and sisters, Mildred Dawson Stutts and Gladys Dawson Pickren.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Blanche Dawson of Mer Rouge; sons, Lawrence Dawson of Mer Rouge and Jim Dawson of Mer Rouge; daughter, Diane Dawson Kelley of Mer Rouge; grandson, Brandon Dawson and wife of TX; brothers, Doyle Dawson and Charles Dawson and wife, Martha; sister, Martha Paine and husband, Billy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Howard Dawson, Don Dawson, Wayne Stutts, Ken Blackard, Dawson Blackard, John Paine, and Mark Paine.