Lawrence Dees, 93, of Piggott, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at the Piggott Community Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lucille (Lacey) Dees, and five sisters.
He was a member of Piggott Masonic Lodge # 545 and was a United States Veteran.
Survivors include his wife Berneda Dees of Piggott, Ark.; two daughters, Brenda Taylor of San Diego, Calif., and Cheryl Hoppe of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; a son, Byron Dees of Rodchester Hill, Mich.; seven grandchildren: Anthony Randolph, Scott Randolph, Chantelle Randolph, Angela Taylor, Kevin Hoppe, Melissa Hoppe and Dana Dees; nine great-grandchildren: Austin, Lucas, Veronica, Nichole, Issabella, Blake, Benjamin, Nellie and Maggie and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Jerry Morgan officiating. Burial was in Piggott Cemetery in Piggott, Ark. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., was in charge of the arrangements. Visitation was held Friday evening at the funeral home, with Masonic services at 7:30 p.m.