DAWSONDURHAM Mr. Irving T. Dawson, 91, of Durham, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 31, 2010.Mr. Dawson was born in Sampson County to the late Thaddeus B. Dawson and Hattie Bell Tew Dawson. He retired from the American Tobacco Company after 35 years. He was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church, the Steadfast/ Bruce Little Sunday School Class and served as a Deacon. He was a lifetime member of the Bethesda Ruritan Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Johnson Dawson, two brothers, Bill and Doyle Dawson and a sister, Loretha Smith.He is survived by his son, Boyd Dawson of Durham; daughter, Brenda Carpenter (Gray) of Durham; one brother, Virgil Dawson of Greensboro; one sister, Lessie Williford of Greensboro; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Bethesda Baptist Church, officiated by the Dr. Clay Stevens. Burial will be in Brier Creek Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Will Carpenter, David Dawson, Joey Dawson, Thad Dawson, Nick DeHart and Chad Frye.The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable or donations can be made to Bethesda Baptist Church, 1914 S. Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703.
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