Luther Carlos Dawson

Published 5:00 am Friday, May 12, 2006

Services for Luther Carlos Dawson, of Jayess, are 11 a.m.Saturday, May 13, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster with burial inNew Hope Methodist Protestant Church Cemetery in Amite County. Twoof his sons, LaDon and Bobby, along with other leaders of thedenomination, will be in charge of the service.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Dawson, 85, died May 11, 2006, at Lawrence County Hospitalin Monticello. He was born on March 27, 1921, to Luther Clevelandand Allie Bateman Dawson.

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He married Eva Quinn Miller in Liberty, on March 27, 1948. Theywere married in a preacher’s home, and later that same day, Carlosperformed a wedding ceremony.

He attended Oxford School, Southwest Mississippi Junior College,graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and later didgraduate work at the University of Mississippi and USM. He taughtschool in several places in Mississippi and Louisiana as abivocational pastor. He was ordained an elder in the MethodistProtestant Church in 1942 and served in pastorates in severalchurches in Mississippi and Louisiana. While teaching electronicsat Keesler Air Force Base in 1956, he felt the call of God to go asa missionary to British Honduras. In November of that year, he leftbehind the work at Keesler where he and his wife and children,traveled to British Honduras, which became the country of Belize,where he spent 35 years. He later spent eight years in Seoul, SouthKorea, as a missionary there, the closest he ever came to Chinawhere he had originally felt the call to go as a missionary. He wasin the ministry for over 60 years.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his siblings, AnnieBell Crum, Lula Dawson, Elsie Dawson, Tressie McKey, Thomas Dawson,Rhodis Dawson and Willis Dawson; three grandchildren and twogreat-grandchildren.

Survivors are his wife, his sons, LaDon (Darlene) Dawson, ofMonticello, Dickie (Gail) Dawson, of Kosciusko, Paul (Debbie)Dawson, of Atlanta, and Bobby (Lisa) Dawson, of Jayess; hisdaughter, Elsie (Denny) Rutherford, of Columbus; his 15grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Carlos Dawson may bemade to Methodist Protestant Missions for the Sand Hill Churchconstruction, in care of Byron Carlisle, 31 Cammack Road, GroveHill, AL 36451.