Lona Mae Dunlap, 91, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, with her family at her side. She was born in Waxahachie on Oct. 5, 1919, to Walter and Rosa Ellison Childress.

Lona was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and son, William Robert Lyon.

She is survived by daughters, Joy Lafern Hirsch, Linda Gail Ray, Alice Faye Gladney, Doris Marie Brogdon and Rosa Jalene Martin; sons, Marvin Ray Lyon, Edwin Kenner Lyon and Denver Burel Dunlap; sister, Eva Alene Rojek; 22 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

A visition will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Waxahachie Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 10 at Waxahachie Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at DFW National Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Waxahachie Funeral Home, 1201 W. 287 Bypass, Waxahachie. 972-923-1595

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