THOMAS CHARLES DEES, 88,



Allgood, died Nov. 26, 2013, at the residence. A U.S. Navy World War II veteran, he enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a painter by trade. He was predeceased by parents Rudolph George and Elena Nita Shardless Dees; son Thomas Dees Jr.; and great-grandchild Christine Johnson.

Surviving are wife Ida Dees; daughters Carol (Freddy) Quarles, Allgood, Dorothy Rhoraff, Charleston, S.C., Ruth Caldwell, Houston, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Mary Sue Samford officiated the 5 p.m. memorial service Nov. 29 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel.