Services celebrating the life of Ruby F. Dees were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Chapel of Hixson Brothers, Pineville, with Rev. Lloyd Whitman, officiating. Burial followed at the Dry Prong Cemetery.
Mrs. Dees, 93, of Minden, formerly of Dry Prong, passed from this life on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at her residence.
She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Minden and also a member of the Ladies One Sunday school class. Mrs. Dees retired as a post mistress from the Dry Prong Branch of the United States Postal Service and was an avid quilter. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister that will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Olan "Peg" Dees; son, Carrol Dees; her parents, Marion and Ella Butts Foster; and a brother, J.T. Foster.
Those left to cherish her memory include a son, Prentice O. Dees; a daughter, Patricia "Trish" Sullivan and husband, Roy; eight grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two brothers, J.W. Foster and H.G. Foster; and a sister Ruth Tyson.
Pallbearers honored to serve were Victor Sullivan, David Dees, Jeff Dees, Gary Gates, Gene Hudnell and Chris Brunson.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 713 Homer Road, Minden, LA, 71055.
To extend online condolences to the Dees family, visit at www.hixsonbrothers.com.