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April 24, 2014

Velma B. Deese

Countyline — Oct. 7, 1921-April 21, 2014

Funeral services for Mrs. Velma B. (Fagg) Deese, 92, of Countyline are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday April 25, 2014 at Alexander Funeral Home of Ratliff City with Rev. Ed Staggs officiating. Interment will follow at the Ratliff City Cemetery.

Velma was born Oct. 7, 1921 in Tulsa to the late Mr. Clarence Fagg and Mrs. Lucy (Dayton) Fagg. She departed this life Monday April 21, 2014 at the Meridian Nursing Home.

Velma was raised in Seminole most of her younger life, graduating from High School there. She moved to this area in the 1940s and resided here for the remainder of her life. She loved to sew, crochet and do ceramics. She was a hobby enthusiast and loved trying new things.

Preceding her in death were her parents, son William Clarence "Bill" Deese in September 2005, siblings Milton Fagg, Jack Fagg, Robert Fagg and Violet Black.

Survivors include husband J.D. Deese of Countyline, granddaughters Peggy Giersz of Wauconda, Ill. and Carol Deese of Elmwood Park, Ill., sister Retha Stafford of Louisiana, great-grandchildren Shawn, Jessica, Nicholas and Eric and numerous  great-great-grandchildren and other family.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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