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April 18, 2010

DEBBIE DAWSON Debbie Persinger Dawson, 57, of 1706 Summit Drive, died, Sunday April 18, 2010 at Alleghany Regional Hospital. She was born November 9, 1953 in Alleghany County, a daughter of the Edith Geraline Persinger Shuff of Clifton Forge and the late Carl Raymond Persinger, Jr. Debbie was a wonderful care giver. She was a Private Duty Nurse for 45 years , having specialized in Alzheimer's patients. She collected stamps and like to hunt and fish. Debbie loved to cook and had a very special way with animals. In addition to her father, Debbie was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Kay Persinger ; a brother, Carlos Persinger and great nephew, Conner Wolfe Surviving are her husband, Howard Jerrel Dawson of Covington; her son, William Jennings of Ashe, NC ; a step daughter, Cherrie Brown and her husband, David of Covington; a step granddaughter, Autumn Vallandingham of Covington; two sisters, Sherry Lappeaux of Covington and Tammie Hepler and her husband, Jesse of Selma ; nieces and nephews, Jennifer Pritt; Christina Lappeaux; Bobby Wolfe, Jr.; Raymond Wolfe; Rebecca Persinger and Drew Helper. In keeping with her wishes, Debbie's body will be cremated.
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