Edna Stewart Dawes, 94
North Attleboro - Edna Stewart Dawes, 94, formally of Mt. Hope St and most
recently residing at Garden Place Health Care in Attleboro, passed away peacefully on
August 24, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.
Edna Viola Stewart was born in Four
Oaks, NC at home on her family farm. She was the daughter of the late Luther D. and
Mackie Barefoot Stewart. Edna was the wife of the late Donald Robert Dawes and the
late William Dreesen, Sr. She was the last surviving sibling of eight; Bessie Langdon,
Ruth Allan, Hazel Hayes, Melvin Stewart, Edwin Stewart, Lloyd Stewart, Ila Wrenn.
Upon graduating from Four Oaks High School she moved to Baltimore, MD.
working for Westinghouse Corp. testing radio equipment during World War II. She then
worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone.
After her marriage to Donald Dawes
she moved to Rhode Island and then settled in North Attleboro. She was a member of
Local 324 International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. Edna worked locally for Mini-
Systems Inc., Augat Inc., and as a home healthcare provider for the elderly.
Edna was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Attleboro and served in
the Sunday school nursery. She enjoyed art and would paint in her free time.
working in her garden and spending time fishing with her grandchildren on Falls Pond.
During retirement with her husband Bill, they lived several years near the ocean in
Wilmington, NC. where she enjoyed spending time at the beaches.
Most of all Edna
especially cherished the time she spent with her family, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren.
She is survived by her children Robert and his wife Vickie Dawes of Cary, NC.,
Janet and her husband James Hale of N.Attleboro, Deborah Moody and her long time
companion Robert Bukin of N.Attleboro, David and his wife Lynne Dawes of
N.Attleboro, Jeffrey and his wife Nancy Dawes of N.Attleboro. She is also survived by
twelve grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Services and arrangements are being provided by Rose and Graham Funeral Home
in Benson, NC. She will be buried at Hodges Cemetery in Benson, NC.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
To sign an online guest book for Edna, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.