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Dee L. Rhea

November 22, 2011

Dee L. Rhea

Dee L. Rhea, age 87, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical
Center in West Point.
Dee L. Rhea was born Jan. 25, 1924, in Hickory Flat, to the late Rosie May Ausburn and Thomas Jefferson Rhea. He worked in Maintenance for the TXI United Cement Company in Artesia, then after he retired he worked part time in Maintenance at NMMC-West Point. Mr. Rhea was a member of West Point Church of God. Dee L. Rhea married Frances Louise Smith on April 15, 1944, in Houston.
Graveside funeral services will be in Macedonia Cemetery near Houston, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Al Stockton officiating. The family and friends will gather at the graveside from 10:45 a.m. until service time. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Louise Smith Rhea of West Point; two daughters: Donna Rhea Danford (Gary) of
Houston, Texas, Lynette Rhea McLaughlin (Greg) of Chattanooga, Tenn.; three sons: Robert "Butch" Rhea (Glenda) of Columbus, Glen Rhea (Gail) of West Point, Doug Rhea (Beverly) of Cedar Bluff; ten grandchildren: Malinda Butler, Wayne Rhea, Shane Rhea, Jennifer Rhea Chaney, Nicole Rhea, Whitney Coleman, Crissy Furrow, Scott Killebrew, Jeremy Killebrew, and Garrett Danford; Six great grandchildren: Rob Griffin, Kaley Rhea, Hunter Killebrew, Jackson Killebrew, Smith Chaney and Sally Rhea Chaney; a niece, Alice Faye Griffin, and nephew Skinny Rhea. His brother, T. J. Rhea, preceded him in death.
Pallbearers are his grandsons, Wayne Rhea, Shane Rhea, Scott Killebrew, Jeremy Killebrew, Rob Griffin, Jeffery
Chaney, Justin Furrow, and Garrett Danford.
Honorary pallbearers are Mrs. Louise Elmore, members of the Church of God, Dr. Edmund A. Miller, Jr., the Staff of North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Memorials may be made to Macedonia Cemetery Fund, c/o Billy P. Griffin, 303 CR 166, Houston, MS 38851.
Visitation is Tuesday, 5 - 8 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.
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