Born 10-13-1946 -- Died 7-18-2004
Emma Lea Dawson, age 57, of Ft. Smith, Ark., was born Oct. 13, 1946, in Thayer, Mo., and died July 18, 2004, at the Sparks Hospital in Ft. Smith.
Survivors include five children -- Charles and Lisa Dawson of Ft. Smith, Michelle and Isaac Forehand and Anthony and Nancy Abbott all of Hoxie, Ark., Doug Abbott of Walnut Ridge, Ark., and Michael and Tammy Abbott of Ozark Acres; her mother, Goldie and George Davenport of Thayer; two sisters -- Sue and Jr. Todd of Mammoth Spring, and Delories Dianne and Danny Dodd of Fulton, Miss.; two brothers -- Floyd and Sallie Dawson of Muldrow, Okla. and Larry Dawson of Thayer; and 16 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Dawson, her husband, Orvil Lee Gee and a brother, Calbert Dawson.
The funeral was July 22 at the Clary Chapel with Grover Pingleton officiating. Interment was in the Thayer Cemetery at Thayer, Mo., with arrangements under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Mammoth Spring.