The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

June 28, 2013

Mary Louise Colson


Friday, June 28, 2013 — Mary Louise Dunlap Colson, 84, of Norwood, passed away Tuesday morning, June 25, 2013, at Stanly Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services was at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Norwood First United Methodist Church. Rev. Nathan Fox officiated and internment followed in Norview Gardens. The family received friends one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

Mrs. Colson was born February 26, 1929, in Stanly County to the late Ray Thomas and Maude Furr Dunlap.

She was a retired tutorial assistant of Stanly County Schools and was employed for many years at Norwood Department Store.

She was an active member of Norwood First United Methodist Church where she was also a member of the United Methodist Women.

She also served in the VFW Post 6183 Ladies Auxillary and for many years was a member of the Norwood Extension Homemakers.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, John Howell Colson of the home; sons, Rev. John David Colson and wife Lynn of Shallotte, N.C. and Byron Ray Colson and wife Margaret of Norwood; grandchildren, Lisa Colson Hill and husband Steve, Elaine Colson Livingston, Johnathan Ray Colson and wife Ivy, Elizabeth Renee Colson, Troy Luther and Grace Luther;  great-grandchildren, Trey Lee and wife Megan, Seth Livingston, Makia and Rylan Colson, Teagan and Amilla Luther and Coy and Dillan;  and one great-great grandchild, Jaxson Lee.

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