Carolyn F. Dawson

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 26, 2007

DENDRON—Carolyn Faye Cooke Dawson, 38, died July 25, 2007 at Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk after months of declining health.

Mrs. Dawson was the daughter of Helen Cooke Eggleston and her husband, Michael, of Wakefield, and the late Thomas M. Cooke Sr.

She was a 1987 graduate of Surry County High School and after living in Newport News and Windsor for a number of years she had returned to her childhood home in Dendron to be near her family and friends after her health prevented her from driving.

She is also survived by her beloved children, Sarah Ruth Vassar of Surry and Thomas Joseph Dawson of Carrsville; her sisters, Teresa Cooke Walton and husband David of Roanoke, Susan Cooke Bunn and husband Keith of Elberon; her brother, Thomas Cooke Jr. and wife Mary Lynn of Dendron; her grandmother, Ruth Virginia Cooke of Dendron; nieces and nephews, Abigail Walton, Tonya Cooke Raj, Amanda Cooke, Ina Bunn, Seth and Ethan Walton, Brian Cooke, Andrew and Travis Bunn; and her closest friends, Shelley Switzer, Bobbie Lyn Bachelor, Tammy Rollings, and Cindy Kyttle.

Her precious memory will be cherished in the hearts of her loving family including aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in Purviance Chapel of J. T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, Wakefield, with the Rev. Gary Ross


Interment will follow in Waverly Cemetery, Waverly.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening, 6 until 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Purviance Funeral Home to assist

with the cost of services.

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