(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)
August 23, 1934 - May 27, 2008
Earnest Ray Dees, 73, of Kosciusko, a rig manager with Rowan Companies, Inc. for 34 years, died May 27, 2008 at his residence.
Visitation will be Friday, May 30, 6-8 p.m. at Jordan Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 31, at 1 p.m. in the Attala Memory Gardens. He was a lifelong resident of Attala County. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953-1956.
He is survived by two sons, Ray Dees of Oxford, and Marcus Dees of Vicksburg; two sisters, Joyce Leone and her husband Frank of Kosciusko, Floyce Brock and her husband Clinton of Carthage; three brothers, Jim Dees and his wife Betty of Hesterville, Dave J. Dees Jr. of Kosciusko, and Marion Dees Sr. of Hattiesburg; three grandchildren, Abbie Larin Dees, Camryn Bailie Dees, and Nathaniel Ray Dees; a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Marce Dees, and his father and mother, David and Robbie Otto Self Dees.
The Star Herald
Monday, June 02, 2008