MASSILLON -- Beulah "Billie" (Lung) Dawson, 84, of Perry Twp., died Wednesday (July 8, 2009) at Aultman Hospital.

She was born March 12, 1925, in Newcomerstown, the daughter of the late Alfred and Nora (Wise) Butler.

She leaves her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Renee (McFee) Lung of Perry Twp.; grandchildren Christopher (Allison) Lung of Canton, Jillian (Joshua) Long of Canton, and Douglas (Beth) Gehring of Strasburg; great-grandson; several step-children; a sister-in-law, Roberta Butler, Newcomerstown; a niece, Kathy McCune, Newcomerstown; a nephew, Steve Butler, Newcomerstown; and extended family, including several cousins from the Newcomerstown area.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph J. Lung, Sr., and her second husband, Blaine P. Dawson; a daughter, Gloria Jean Ross; and a brother, Alfred Butler.

Graveside services were held Monday, July 13, at Calvary Cemetery with Don Lung officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Ralph Lung Sr., to Akron Children's Hospital, One Perkins Avenue, Akron, OH 44308. To sign the online guest book, log on to