Elzie (Ed) Dees, of Oxford, passed away June 25, 2015, at the age of 85. Ed was born in Douglas. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Ryder Truck Lines with 44 years of service. Ed and Maxine thoroughly enjoyed spending time and being involved with their church group. Ed was also a proud and dedicated member of the Masonic Lodge for the past 51 years. He was presently a member with Pace Masonic Lodge No. 558.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Maxine Dees, son and daughter-in-law, David and Debbi Dees; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Bill Carrington; grandchildren, David Dees, Jason Dees, Jayne Dees, Brady Carrington and wife Jennifer; sister and brother-in-law, Faye and Allan Simmons; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Annie and Roger Thrift; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Carolyn Prescott; sister-in-law, Jacqueline Prescott; as well as several nieces, nephews and special friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Dees will be held Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church of Covington, with Dr. Cody McNutt and Dr. Alan Posey officiating with interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Monday, June 29, from 6–8 p.m.. In lieu of flowers donations may be made, in Mr. Dees memory to First Baptist Church of Covington Building Fund, 1139 Usher Street, Covington, GA 30014.
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