Dorothy Mae Mustard
ZIONVILLE, N.C. — Mrs. Dorothy Mae Lawson Mustard, 82, of Zionville, N.C., formerly of 698 Crestrose Drive in Apple Valley, passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 23, 2008, at Blowing Rock Hospital in North Carolina after suffering from a lengthy illness.
She was born in Eckman, W.Va., to the late Isam Payton “Dutch” Lawson and Dollie Mae Scott Lawson. She graduated from Elkhorn High School in McDowell County, and married the late Gratton Floyd “G.F.” Mustard Jr. After a fire destroyed their home and business in Pocahontas, Va., they moved to Florida where she had a daughter, Karen Mustard. They later returned to West Virginia where she resided most of her life. She was a homemaker after retiring from retail sales and primarily attended Church of God and Methodist churches.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Karen Mustard Kanagy, she is survived by her son-in-law, James R. Kanagy; four grandchildren, Katherine Mae Kanagy, Khristina Marie Kanagy, Kimberly Melissa Kanagy and James Gregory Kanagy, all of North Carolina; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy (Oakley) Johnston of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Norma (Jim) Hall of Burdine, Ky.; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Juanita Blankenship, Mrs. Dollie Whitlow and Mrs. Polly Lawson; numerous nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her parents, Isam and Dollie Lawson, and her husband, Grat Mustard Jr., she was preceded in death by six brothers, Alex Lawson, Dallas Lawson, Claude Lawson, James Lawson, Daniel Lawson and Jack Lawson; one sister, Beulah Hodge; four sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. at Craven-Shires Funeral Home in Bluefield, W.Va., with graveside rites following at Monte Vista Cemetery in Bluefield. The Rev. Scott Andrews of North Carolina officiated. The family received friends prior to the services at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to her family at P.O. Box 175, Vilas, NC 28692.