Audrey Mae Bliss Dawson, 92, of 172 Mountain Hill Road, Danville, Va., died on Friday, August 9, 2019, at SOVAH Health of Danville. Mrs. Dawson was born in Pittsylvania County, Va. on January 23, 1927, a daughter of the late Elmer A. Bliss Sr. and Bessie Guill Bliss. She lived her entire life in the Danville area and she retired from Dan River Mills where she worked as an Inspector. Audrey was an active member of Floral Hills United Methodist Church and later at Temple Baptist Church while her health permitted her to do so. She loved working in her flower garden when she was able. On September 10, 1948, Audrey married Willard D. Dawson, who survives. In addition to her husband, of Danville, she is survived by two daughters, Claudia Ann Aaron (Charles) of Cascade, Va., and Susan Gale Burns of Danville, Va.; a son, David W. Dawson of Danville, Va.; a brother, Elmer A. Bliss Jr. of McKenney, Va.; three grandchildren, Ann Marie Eaton, Wesley A. Hearp, and Raymond T. Gregory; three great-granddaughters, and two great-great- granddaughters. Audrey was predeceased by her parents, Elmer and Bessie Bliss; a sister, Mildred Bliss Orrell, and three brothers, Ormond N. Bliss, Ronnie Bliss, and Calvin Bliss. A memorial funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Floral Hills United Methodist Church with the Rev. Timothy Barth and Pastor Winston Crichlow officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the church. The family suggest that memorial donations may be made to the Danville Life Saving Crew, 202 Christopher Lane, Danville, VA 24541. Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel is serving the Dawson family. Online condolences may be made at

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