Katherine Lucille Dees
Katherine Lucille Dees, 82, of Piggott Ark., passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014, at the Piggott Community Hospital.
She was born on October 3, 1932, in Braggadocio, Mo., and was the daughter of the late Willis and Joyce (Wicker) Parker.
She was united in marriage to Leland Dees on Oct. 1, 1949, and to this union a son, Terry Dees, was born.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Betty Sue Sharp, and her daughter-in-law, Judith Dees.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Leland Dees; son, Terry Dees of Piggott, Ark.; two granddaughters, Autumn Turner and husband Vance of Piggott, Ark. and Michelle Walls and husband Kendale of Somerville, Ala.; four great-grandchildren: Charlie Turner and Allie Turner both of Piggott, Ark. and Sydney Mathews and husband Josh of Baileyton, Ala. and their son, Elijah, Summer Walls of Decatur, Ala. and many other relatives and friends.
Through Katherine's love of nursing she touched the lives of many in our community for 40 plus years. Her love and compassion for people was a gift from God that she used to bless not only her patients, but co-workers as well, and even those who cared for her for the past few years.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Mike Book officiating. Burial is in Piggott Cemetery. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.