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Iris Roberson ‘Mickey’ Dawson

Mrs. Iris Roberson “Mickey” Dawson, 70, of 1161 Dawson Trail, Alton died Friday, July 19, 2013, at Halifax Regional Hospital.

Born May 28, 1943 in Roxboro, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Laura Clayton Roberson and the late Walter Roberson and was married to Wayne F. “Joe” Dawson of the home.

She was a retired dietician from Roxboro Nursing Center and was a member of Alton Baptist Church.

She is survived by four sons, Butch Dawson and wife Pam, Skeet Dawson and wife Christy, Mike Dawson and Wes Dawson, all of Alton; two sisters, Emily Martin of Allensville, N.C., and Teresa Spencer of Roxboro, N.C., six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Janie Martin.

A memorial service will be held Monday, July 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Alton Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Davis officiating.

The family received friends at Brooks Funeral Home on Sunday, July 21, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of Skeet and Christy Dawson.

Anyone wishing to give memorials is asked to consider Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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