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Dawson, James Patrick (2008)

Obituary of James Patrick Dawson ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mr. James Patrick Dawson, age 82 of Old Fort passed away Thursday October 30, 2008.  Mr. Dawson was born in Burlington, NJ on March 17, 1926 and was a son of the late James Dawson and Eve Mary Wright Dawson.  He was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, a U.S. Navy Veteran and was former owner-operator of the NAPA store in Black Mountain.  Prior to this he was the owner of Dot’s Dario in Pleasant Gardens.

Surviving Mr. Dawson are his wife Rose Covert Dawson of the home; four daughters: Linda Terraferma and husband Jerry of Ft. Lauderdale, Karen Genualdi and husband Andrew of Summit, NJ, Mary Jayne Dawson and Kimberly Dawson, both of Charlotte and seven grandchildren.  Mr. Dawson was a loving, sentimental husband, a caring and loving father and grandfather, a friend to all, who loved to build birdhouses and enjoyed all sports.

Funeral services were held Saturday November 1, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church with The Most Reverend William Curlin, D.D. officiating.  The family received friends one hour prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Interment was in McDowell Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Our Lady Of The Angels Catholic Church 258 N. Garden St. Marion, NC 28752.  An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday November 5, 2008 Volume 14 # 44

Crawley, James Edgar (2009)

Obituary of James Edgar Crawley ~ 2009

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mr. James Edgar Crawley, age 89 of Marion passed away Friday March 13, 2009.  A native of McDowell County, Mr. Crawley was born September 29, 1919 and was a son of the late Ivey Clinton Crawley and Edna Biggerstaff Crawley.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church (Tom’s Creek).  He was employed with Marion Mfg. Co., for 26 years and later retired from Bradley Lumber Company.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in World II.  Preceding Mr. Crawley in death was his wife Josephine Thomas Crawley.

Surviving Mr. Crawley are three children: Gale E. Galloway of Easley, SC, Vick Crawley of Folley Beach, SC and Jim Crawley of Marion; one brother Joe Crawley of Georgia; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Sunday March 15, 2009 at 2:00 pm in Westmoreland Chapel with The Rev. Laura Myhr officiating.  The family received friends on Saturday March 14, 2009 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Westmoreland Funeral Home.  Interment was in McDowell Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of McDowell County 575 Airport Road Marion, NC 28752.  An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday March 18, 2008 Volume 15 # 11

Biggerstaff, James Howard (2008)

Obituary of James Howard Biggerstaff ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

James Howard Biggerstaff, age 78 of Marion died Saturday August 23, 2008 at his residence.  A native of McDowell County, he was born on July 9, 1930 to the late George Worth Biggerstaff and Bertie Lawing Biggerstaff.  He worked as an Industrial Engineer for Clinchfield Manufacturing Co. and was also retired from the US Air Force having served during both the Korean and Viet Nam Wars.  All who knew Mr. Biggerstaff loved him.  His wife Dorothy Tingstrom Biggerstaff preceded him in death.

Mr. Biggerstaff leaves behind to cherish his memory three children: Jeffrey Biggerstaff and wife Meng Fong of Greenville, SC, Cynthia Biggerstaff and Michael Biggerstaff and wife Denice, both of Marion; six grandchildren: Jennifer Gresham, Stephanie, Hayley, Summer and Tori Biggerstaff.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday August 26, 2008 at 10:30 AM in Westmoreland Chapel with the US Air Force Chaplain and Rev. Terry Roach officiating.  The family received friends from 9:30-10:30 AM one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Burial was at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain at 12:00 noon.  The US Air Force from Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina conducted full military honors.  Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday August 27, 2008 Volume 14 # 34