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Cleffie Ima Dawson

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Born 10-20-1912 -- Died 8-25-2005

Cleffie Ima Dawson, 92, of Princeton, W.Va., died Aug. 25 at her residence.

Born Oct. 20, 1912, in Salem, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Gladys Winters Foster.

She was a member of the Anderson Memorial Presbyter-ian Church in Welch and a former member of the Welch Garden Club.

She had been a resident of Princeton since 1987 moving there from Welch.

Survivors include three daughters, Glenda Johnson and husband, Hervert of Bedford, Va., Barbara Cassell and husband, John of Hagerstown, Md., and Nancy Dawson of Lee's Summit, Mo.; ten grandchildren including a granddaughter whom she raised, Rhonda Johnston Kroll; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, May McElmurry of Lee's Summit, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents her husband, Wayne Clifford Dawson; one son, Bill W. Dawson; one granddaughter whom she raised, Donna Sue Johnston; and three brothers, J.B. Foster, Curtis Foster and Lester Foster.

Funeral services were held Aug. 29 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Larry Dyer officiting. Burial followed at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Pallbearers were Tullio Ramella, Larry Ramella, Pete Ramella, Terry Wyatt, Robert Tyson and Paul Day.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Anderson Memorial Presbyterian Church 615 Stewart Street, Welch, W.Va. 24801 or to the McDowell Mission, 225 Maple Ave., Welch W.Va. 24801.