Carlos Russell Dawkins

February 15, 1932January 11, 2021

Carlos Russell Dawkins, age 88, died peacefully on January 11, 2021 at Glen Haven Health and Rehab in Northport, AL.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Sunset Funeral Home at 9:30 am. A graveside service will follow at 10:30 am with Rev. Jerry Skinner officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Augie Dawkins, his sister, Eddie Lee Dawkins, his brother, William D Dawkins, his grandson Michael Landon Ellison and his wife of 68 years, Mary Shelton Dawkins.

He is survived by his children, Carla Ellison (Kenny), Carol Ramey (Walter), John Dawkins, his granddaughter, Sara Grace Ramey, great granddaughter Savannah Ellison, his sister, Regina Ethridge (Milton), Bobbie Dawkins, sister-in-law and a number of nieces and nephews.

Carlos was born on February 15, 1932 in Millport, AL. He married Mary Edith Shelton on December 22, 1951. Carlos retired from Phifer Wire Products in 1996. He was a follower of Christ and was a member of Indian Lake Baptist Church.

Carlos loved being with family and watching Alabama football.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Ellison, Berneal Ellison, Walter Ramey and Gary Beard.

Honorary pallbearers are Glen Haven Health and Rehabilitation staff, Amedisys Hospice with special thanks to Teresa Garrett, RN.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at

Sunset Brown - Service Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, in charge of arrangements.



  • Celebration of Life Service Graveside

    Thursday, January 14, 2021


  • Interment


Carlos Russell Dawkins

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Linda Kyle

January 13, 2021

Carla, Carol and John,
Just want you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Mom sends you her thoughts and prayers as well and we wish we could be there. Rest assured that you haven't lost your dad because when you lose something that means you don't where it is, but we all know exactly where he is....he is safe in Jesus' arms and we will all see him again. Prayers for your peace and comfort.
Linda and Aunt Bobbie