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Raymon Earl Dunlap

Raymon Earl DunlapRaymon Earl Dunlap, of Carrollton, age 77, left the earth to be with the Lord Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, after a year-long battle with lung cancer.

After 18 years working the family farm and coal mine, Raymon worked for multiple local companies. He was hired at Jones and Laughlin Steel Company in Louisville, OH, in 1965, where he remained employed as a line operator for 33 years.

Described as an avid car-guy, he spent much of his leisure time at car shows, NASCAR races and touring the Ohio country side with wife Mary on the back of his Honda gold-wing motorcycle. Sports activities included boating, water skiing, poker, bowling league and his newest found passion, golf.

 A life-long Carroll County resident, he quietly supported multiple local charities.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary (Garner) Dunlap; daughter, Terrye Copeland of Bolivar, and son, Ray Dunlap of Mooresville, NC; son-in- law Randy Copeland; daughter-in-law Bobbie (Orchard) Dunlap; grandson John Copeland and granddaughter Jennifer Copeland; siblings, Eugene (Beverly) Dunlap, Della Mae (Archie) Patrick, Mona Maple, Anna Lee (Larry) Becknell, and Lynn (Ellyn) Dunlap and 22 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Lewis and Twila Dunlap of Harlem Springs, and his in-laws, Lawrence and Isabell Garner formerly of Las Vegas, NV.

Services will be held at Sweeny-Dodds Funeral Home in Carrollton. Calling hours will be Sunday, Sept.  11 from 4 - 8 p.m. with a life celebration scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sept. 12 at the funeral home.

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