Rosemary Dees

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SWANSBORO - Rosemary Canady Dees, 84, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. Jan. 6 at Elmwood Cemetery, Fremont, followed by visitation.

She was a devoted mother, wife and teacher. She taught High School in Onslow, Wayne, Wilson, and Johnston Counties in the 1950's - 1970's. In her later years, she and her husband, Ike, spent several wonderful years managing Ocean Sands Condominiums at Atlantic Beach.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Amelia Smith Canady; her husband, Isaac Dees Jr.; and brothers, James and Edward Canady.

Surviving loved ones, sons, Isaac Dees III of Cape Carteret and Thomas Dees of Swansboro; daughter, Amelia Dees-Killette and husband, David, of Swansboro; sister-in-law, Betty Canady and special first cousin, Anne Shuler and family; and other special cousins and nieces and nephews.

Memorials are suggested to Onslow County Senior Services, P.O. Box 982, Jacksonville, N.C. 28540 or to White Oak Ecumenical Outreach Ministries, P.O. Box 597, Swansboro, N.C. 28584.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the nurses and staff of Onslow Memorial Hospital, Continuum Home Care and Hospice and Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Jacksonville for their love and care within the last weeks.

Condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Dr, N, Wilson, (252) 237-7171.

Published in Jacksonville Daily News from Jan. 5 to Jan. 8, 2013
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