Funeral service for Susan Linda Gunnin Dawes, 58, of Decatur will be Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rob Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Dawes, who died Friday, January 18, 2013, at Huntsville Hospital, was born April 2, 1954, in Jacksonville, Fla., to Lester F. Gunnin and Virginia Robinson Gunnin. She was a graduate of Austin High School in 1972, and attended Calhoun Community College and Athens State University. She was a former employee of Gunnin Real Estate and longtime member of Central Baptist Church. Her father, Lester F. Gunnin, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Thomas Wayne Dawes; two sons, Jonathan Wayne Dawes (Nikki Robson) of Decatur and Timothy Wayne Dawes of Trinity; one daughter, Jennifer Marie Dawes McNeill (Stephen “Butter”) of Decatur; her mother, Virginia Gunnin of Montgomery; and four grandchildren, Michael Anthony Brindley, Amanda Michelle Turner, Annabelle Grace Dawes and Taylor Leigh Bowling.
Pallbearers will be Ray Nixon, Joey Wells, Tommy Sanders, Ben Dumas, Wayne Newby and Harry McGriff.