Colon Dees

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LAUREL HILL — Mr. Colon Buchanan Dees, age 85 of Laurel Hill passed away at his home on May 15, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Woodville Pentecostal Holiness Church, officiated by the Rev. Jerry Goins. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Park.

Mr. Dees was born Aug. 22, 1929, a son of the late James Bradley Dees and Margaret Ellie Jones Dees. He was the loving and devoted husband to the late Katie Snead Dees. He had a distinguished career that he loved as Forestry Supervisor and Surveyor with Z.V. Pate Inc., retiring after more than 62 years of service. He was a faithful member of the Woodville Pentecostal Holiness Church where he loved singing with the choir. He enjoyed working in his garden, especially growing tomatoes. He loved attending church, fellowshipping and spending time with his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by brothers Currie Dees, Roy Dees and Thomas Dees, and sisters Margaret Stanton, Aileen Smith and Clara Cox.

Mr. Dees is survived by his only child, Katie Ruth Dees Holloway and husband Johnnie of Laurel Hill; sister, Mary Alice Beverly of Baltimore, Maryland; brother-in-law, Alfred Snead of Laurinburg; many nephews and nieces including a special niece, Bobbie McBryde of Cosby, Tennessee.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Richard Boles Funeral Service.

The family requests that memorial donations be made in his memory to Hospice of Scotland County, P.O. Box 1033, Laurinburg, NC 28353 or the .

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Richard Boles Funeral Service
13640 Andrew Jackson Hwy.
Laurinburg, NC 28352
(910) 291-0066
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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from May 18 to May 19, 2015
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