Dawson, Joan E. "Peggy", age 68, of Porters Falls, WV, died Monday, June 4, 2012 at Acuity Specialty Hospital, Bellaire, OH.
She was born December 11, 1943 in New Martinsville, WV, the daughter of the late Homer and Florence Derby Clayton.
Joan was a homemaker and a member of the Proctor Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Clayton.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Clair Dawson; a son, Clair Phillip Dawson Jr. of New Martinsville; two daughters, Peggy Ann Dawson of Porters Falls and Sara (John) Cool of New Martinsville; four sisters, Patty Bassett of Reader, WV, Charlotte Chipps of Salem, WV, Rose Mary Routen and Tammy Crow, both of Clarksburg, WV; two brothers, Frank Clayton of New Jersey and Howard Clayton of Florida; and 6 grandchildren, Ricky Springer, Amber and Andrew Mossor, La Tea and Dustin Morgan, and Laken Dawson.
Family will receive friends on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Evangelist Don Cline officiating.
Interment in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville.