NEW MADRID - Mary Carolyn Dawson Burrows, 93, died at 7:45 p.m. March 31, 2005, at her home.
Born Oct. 8, 1911, in Portageville, daughter of the late Arthur William and Addie Marie Behrens Fields, she was raised in Portageville, graduated from Ursuline Academy in Arcadia, and attended Webster College in St. Louis. She worked as a child welfare worker for the Division of Family Services and served later as an executive secretary for the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce.
On Feb. 22, 1933, at the Immaculate Conception Church in New Madrid she married Harold A. "Pete" Dawson who preceded her in death on April 4, 1967.
On May 10, 1986, at the Immaculate Conception Church she married Merrill Burrows who preceded her in death on March 13, 1995.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Warren F. Fields and John A. Fields; and three sisters, Adelaide Fields, Isabelle Martin and Henryetta Chandler.
Survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, H. Arthur Dawson of Memphis, Tenn., and Peter J. and Terri Dawson of Fairfield, Ohio; six daughters and five sons-in-law, Carolyn and Sam Hedgepeth of Cordova, Tenn., Agatha McCown of Germantown, Tenn., Helen and George Voehringer of Memphis, Dixie and Hunter Rolwing of Charleston, Mary and Mike Wilson of Roseville, Calif., and Jane and Mike Barnes of New Madrid; one step-
daughter and step son-in-law, Valeria and Dick Farrar of Villa Ridge; and 30 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Conception Church with Monsignor Richard Rolwing officiating.
Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Josh Nowell, Dawson Rolwing, Thomas Rolwing, John Voehringer, Pete Voehringer, Greg Voehringer, Paul Hedgepeth, Stuart McCown, Dawson McCown and David Hedgepeth.