Mary Ann Dawson Throckmorton, wife of the late William “Aaron” Throckmorton, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at the age of 87. She was born in High Point, North Carolina on June 20, 1933, to the late Edward Binford Dawson and Izella “Lizzie” Francis Dawson. Mary was a 1951 graduate of Turbeville High School and a member of Alton Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening.

Cherishing her memories are daughters, Pat Fisher (Keith), and Jeannie Newton (Dean); sons, Kenneth Throckmorton (Steph), Kevin Throckmorton (Angela), and Ricky Throckmorton (Susan); 13 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Wayne “Joe” Dawson and Warren Pulliam.

 In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Kathryn “Kitty” Jones, Maynard Dawson, Melvin Dawson, Clarence William “Bill” Dawson, James Dawson, Virginia Ford, Bob Dawson, E.B. Dawson, Margaret “Polly” Reaves and Helen Dawson.

A graveside service was held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Oakland Cemetery in Scottsburg, with the Reverend Tony Brooks officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Dan River Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, 115 Main Street, South Boston, VA 24592.

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