Della Moorehead Dawson, 100, of Big Springs, Calhoun County, died December 12, 2001 at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, Grantsville, WV, following a long illness.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting and quilting.

She was born, August 12, 1901 at Yellow Creek, Calhoun County, a daughter of the late George and Jerusha Adams Moorehead.

Surviving Mrs. Dawson are four sons, Cecil (Jack) Dawson and Larry Dawson both of Grantsville, Donald Dawson of Cleveland, Ohio and Lanny Dawson of Millstone, WV; two daughters, Georgia Smith of Cleveland and Deloris (Boots) Richards of Big Springs with whom she had resided; 30 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil H. Dawson in 1983, a son, Jesse Eugene Dawson; a daughter, Janice Whipkey; 5 brothers, 2 sisters, 2 granddaughters and 2 great grandsons.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 15 at 12:30 p.m. at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Reverends Larry Jones and Mary Zimmer will officiate. Interment will be in the Taylor Cemetery, Big Bend, WV. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.