Mrs. Annie Lemirle Dawson

Published 5:30 pm Wednesday, February 27, 2019

BEULAH — Mrs. Annie Lemirle Dawson, 89, of Beulah passed away on Tuesday, Feb, 26, 2019, at the EAMC-Lanier Nursing Home in Valley.

Mrs. Dawson was born in Phenix City on Sept. 21, 1929, to the late Rosa Lee Parker and Lewis C. Foster. 

She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Dawson; her son, Jerry Hamil; daughter, Diane Bell; brothers, Virgil Foster, Gene Foster, and Bruce Foster.

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She was a member of the Gethsemane Baptist Church in Beulah.

Mrs. Dawson loved the Lord, loved her church and loved her church family. 

She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. 

She loved vacationing with her family and especially enjoyed going to  the Great Smoky Mountains.

She worked for the WestPoint Stevens for over 30 years.

She then went on to work for the Opelika Nursing Home and the Lee County Hospital, now known as the East Alabama Medical Center.

She is survived by her children, Diann Hamil, Pam (Dennis) Byrd, Mickey (Cindy) Hamil, Angie (Billy) Collier, Mike Dawson, Rita Dawson, Tracy Dawson; ten grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019, at 3 p.m. EST at the Beulah Baptist Church with interment following in Beulah Cemetery.  The Rev. Mitchell Smith and the Rev. Jim Dykes officiating.  Her family will be receiving friends at the church on Friday from 2 p.m. EST until 3 p.m. EST.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Mrs. Dawson’s name to Chattahoochee Hospice.

Please visit her Memorial Tribute page at to leave a condolence for her family, share a memory of Mrs. Dawson, or to light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.