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Dallas Louise Cason
Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all, Dallas Daniel Cason, left this earth for her heavenly home on June 8, 2021, just shy of 100 years young.
Dallas Daniel was born in Evans County, GA, August 4, 1921, to Ollie Mae and EW Daniel, Sr. Dallas grew up on the family farm alongside her four brothers, the late: Bobby, Charles, Billy, EW, and her surviving sister, Joy Daniel Tippins. She went on to pursue a calling to the medical field and attended and graduated from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing in Atlanta. It was during her college years that she met and secretly married JD Cason, as her college did not permit its students to marry while enrolled in their programs. Shortly after saying, “I do,” JD left to serve our country in World War II while Dallas finished her studies and learned that she was expecting.
On January 2, 1945, Dallas welcomed not one – but two – baby girls, Lou Joy (Simmons) and her twin, the late Jay Ann (Gaultney). From that moment, Dallas’s passion was her family and remained so for the rest of her days. Later, the young Cason family added James Wright (1951– 2013) to the bunch, and there are fond memories of Dallas bringing her baby boy everywhere with her – even to work!
Professionally, Dallas was an extraordinary nurse. She joined the private practice of Dr. Mooney in Statesboro, GA, and when he lost his license due to challenges with substance abuse, she kept the office open and treated as many patients as she had skills to treat. Dr. Mooney courageously recovered from addiction and used his experience to help others by founding and operating Willingway – an addiction treatment center. He was smart to secure Dallas Cason as his director of nursing, and the duo led the team who rescued dozens and helped them to find a fresh start. In fact, the stories of their work are so revolutionary that they are colorfully told in a book, When Two Loves Collide, by William G. Borchert which features none other than nurse Dallas Cason page after page.
As Dallas moved into nearly 35 years of retirement, she welcomed grandchildren and great grandchildren who relished time at her feet. She loved to tell stories about her life, and they all loved to listen. Of all her accomplishments, she was most proud of what her family achieved. Granny-D, as she was known for the second half of her life, had a contagious smile, a hug for everyone, and was devoted to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Dozens of friends and family will miss the joy Granny-D brought to every day. Her values and memories will be carried on by those who loved her most: daughter, Lou Simmons; daughter-in-law, Joanna (James) Cason; grandchildren, Vann (Stacy) Simmons, Greg (Julie) Simmons, Allyson (Brian) Etheridge, Jennifer (Jim) Mullis, James Louis (Monica) Cason, and a dozen great grandchildren.
She will be laid to rest in Pembroke, GA at Northside Cemetery on June 11, 2021 at one o’clock in the afternoon with Pastor Wes Slough leading the celebration of a life well-lived.