Elzie Lee Kees
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Services celebrating the life of Elzie Lee Kees will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2012, at Wayside Baptist Church, Simms Community, with Reverend Kevin Simmons, Reverend George Carr and, Wes McKay officiating. Dak Kees will give a grandchildren's rememberance. Burial will be at Springhill Cemetery in Ball, under the direction of Hixson Brothers.
The family asks that visitation be observed Thursday, November 15, 2012, at the church, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and will resume Friday morning from 8:00 a.m. until time of service.
Mr. Kees, 90, of Pollock, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at Colfax Reunion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a charter member and deacon of Wayside Baptist Church, Simms Community and served in the United States Army WWII in Okinawa. During his working career he worked for and retired from the Missouri Pacific Railroad as a clerk. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elige and Ina Mercer Kees; brothers, Buster Kees and Claudell Kees; sisters, Velva Ritchie, Clydell Ingram, Mattie Deville and Gladys Yates.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 70 years, Myrtle Simmons Kees of Pollock; son, Gary Kees and wife Nancy of Hot Springs, Arkansas; daughters, Debbie McKay of Dry Prong and Jeanette Taylor and husband James of Fort Smith, Arkansas; grandchildren, DeAnn Hopson, Staci Smith, Ricky Taylor and wife Jennifer, Wes McKay and wife Myra, Larah McKay Roberts and husband Collin, Dak Kees and wife Stephanie, Heather Kees, Cody Kees and wife Blake and seven great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Dak Kees, Cody Kees, Wes McKay, Ricky Taylor, Collin Roberts, Joshua Smith, Jimmy Simmons and Michael Marks.
Memorials may be made to Sarah Thompson Mission Fund, Kingsville Baptist Church or Wayside Baptist Church.
The family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to the administration and staff of Colfax Reunion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their service and support these past four years.
Published in The Town Talk on Nov. 16, 2012