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Services celebrating the life of Ruby F. Dees will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Chapel of Hixson Brothers, Pineville, with Reverend Lloyd Whitman, officiating. Burial will follow at the Dry Prong Cemetery.
The family asks that visitation be observed Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.
Mrs. Dees, age 93, of Minden, formerly of Dry Prong, passed from this life on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at her residence.
She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Minden, and also a member of the Ladies One Sunday school class.
Mrs. Dees retired as a post mistress from the Dry Prong Branch of the United States Postal Service and was an avid quilter. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister that will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Olan “Peg” Dees; son, Carrol Dees; and her parents, Marion and Ella Butts Foster and a brother, J.T. Foster.
Those left to cherish her memory include a son, Prentice O. Dees, a daughter, Patricia “Trish” Sullivan and husband Roy; 8 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, J.W. Foster and H.G. Foster and a sister Ruth Tyson.
Pallbearers honored to serve will be Victor Sullivan, David Dees, Jeff Dees, Gary Gates, Gene Hudnell and Chris Brunson.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 713 Homer Road, Minden, LA, 71055.