Ethelene Dawson, 91, of Conway, formerly of Rector, passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday October 2, 2014, at Heritage Living Center in Conway. She was born on February 5, 1923, in Rector to the late Obie and Harriet (Moore) Ward. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mayflower, Ark. and was a housewife.
Ethelene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl Dawson; one daughter, Brenda Dawson and one sister, Glenda Ward Ort.
She is survived by her three sons, Delbert and wife Sue of Mayflower, Curt and wife Donna of Fayetteville, Ark. and Ricky and wife Pamela of Perry, Ark.; two brothers, Gerald Ward of Johnston, Iowa and Melvin Ward of Barling, Ark.; one sister, Bonnie Neely of Dade City, Fla.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren, along with a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 4, 2014, at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector with Bro. Robert Moore and David Fox officiating. Interment followed at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector.
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