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Ethelyn “Lee” Damron, 91, of Walnut Springs, passed away Sunday evening, March 9, 2014, at a Clifton nursing facility. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 13, at the Walnut Springs Baptist Church with Brady Dempsey officiating. A visitation was held at Lawson Memorial Chapel, 6th and Norway, Walnut Springs, on Wednesday, March 12. Interment was in the Fulton Cemetery, near Walnut Springs. Pallbearers were Lonnie Halbert, Bruce McCombs, Tommy Speer, William Offutt, Jarell Sutherland, and Brady Dempsey. Mrs. Damron was born Sept. 13, 1922 in Walnut Springs to John Bunyon Mounce, Sr. and Bonnie Fay Baucom Mounce. She attended school in Walnut Springs and after high school attended college. On Oct. 8, 1948, she married Joe Bob Damron in Meridian, and the couple made their home in Walnut Springs throughout their married life. Mr. Damron preceded her in death on June 30, 1985. She was a homemaker, a member of the Iredell Ladies VFW Auxillary, and a very faithful member of the Walnut Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include her children, Bonnie Dempsey, and her husband, Perry, of Walnut Springs and Benny Damron and his wife, Rosemary, of Walnut Springs; 8 Grandchildren, 12 Great-grandchildren, and 1 Great-great-grandchild; sister, Faye Finley, of Walnut Springs; and sister-in-law, Jean Mounce, of Walnut Springs; a number of other relatives and many friends. She was also preceded in death by her mother, Bonnie Fay Mounce, in 1973, and her father, John Bunyon Mounce, Sr., in 1988; and a son, Billy Marshall Damron, in 1973. Memories and words of sympathy may be sent to Mrs. Damron’s family at lawsonfuneralhome.net. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home of Meridian.
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