Mary Burnum Dahl

Published 1:22 pm Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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Mary Burnum Dahl, 82, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019.


The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Rev. Conrad Salter and Rev. Scott Norman officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery with Chris Miller, Austin Flores, Henry Chambless, Rupert Williams, Brandon Jenkins and Hunter Gibson serving as active pallbearers.

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The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Fl. 33607.


Mary Lavaer Burnum was born October 12, 1937 in Bainbridge, Ga., the daughter of Byron and Maude Hughes Burnum. She was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Mary married Roy C. Dahl, Jr. in 1961 and they made their home in southwest Georgia except for the Army years in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and Virginia.


Mary had a way with animals. Her cat, Leo, was held in high regard even while Mary was bird watching. She kept herself sharp with brain games, word puzzles and shooting the grandchildren with water guns. Even with an occasional loss in the water gun war, Mary’s grandchildren enjoyed her constant teasing.


Survivors include her son, Thomas Dahl and his wife, Susan, of Bainbridge, Ga.; her grandchildren, Becky and Chris; and her great-grandchildren, Austin, Destiny, Brandon, Hunter, Bailey, Ben and Whitley. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Roy C. Dahl, Jr.; and her brother and sister.