May 4, 2007
Billy Ray Deese, Sr., 78 of Hubert and formerly of Carthage died Friday (May 4, 2007) at his residence.
Funeral services with military rites will be 11:00 AM Tuesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church of which he was a lifelong devoted member. Pastor Eugene Ussery will be officiating.
A native of Moore County he was a son of the late Pines and Myrtle Vaughn Deese. He was a WWII veteran of the US Army Air Corp. He served in law enforcement for 15 years working with the Moore County ABC and the Sanford Police Department. He was a member of Northview Fire Department for many years and worked for the American Red Cross and Disaster Relief Services.
He is survived by: his wife Carolyn Griffin Deese; a son Billy Deese, Jr. of Sanford; brother Jerry Deese of Carthage; daughters Barbara Hall of Hubert, Cristy Deese of Fayetteville, Laura Deese of Sanford and Amanda Deese of the home; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage Monday from 6:00 —8:00 PM.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, Moore County Chapter, P.O. 407, Southern Pines, NC 28387.
Online condolences may be made at www.fryandprickett.com