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John Robert Deese and Martha Secrest were my Great grandparents. John Robert was known as Bobby Deese he was the son of Briant Washington Dees and Louisa Ross in 1896 Bob added the E to the name. Bobby and Martha had 12 children they lived in Sandy Ridge Township, Union County North Carolina.

John Robert Deese obituary
Martha C Secrest Deese obituary


 


 
 
 

John Robert Dees b. February 4 1852 d. July 16 1914 married 1874
Martha C Secrest b. October 30 1855 d Sept 23 1933
 
 

    Their children
 
 

Edwin Green Dees b. April 16 1875 d. Dec 29 1944 married Dec 29 1897 to
     Alice C Gordon b Sept 14 1875 d. Jan 21 1957

 

 2 Flossie Magdalen Deese b. Dec 7 1898 Sandyridge Twnsp Union NC d. Charlotte NC
m. W. H. E. Norman m. Dec 10 1922

2 Willie Lee Deese b. April 10 1900 NC m. Jennie Manus m. Jan 31 1919 b. March 12 1901  d. March 9 1969

2 Queen Deese b. April 24 1904 Sandyridge Twnship d. Sept 6 1989
m. Unknown Price

2 Anna Belle Deese b. March 24 1907 Sandyridge Twnsp
m. Harley Bennett

2 Lula Mary Deese b. Feb 9 1909 Sandyridge Twnph Union NC
m. Unknown Hargett

2 John D Deese b. 1912 Sandyridge Twnship

2 Clyde Edward Deese b. Dec 3 1913 Sandyridge Twnhp Union NC

2 Bessie Isabell Deese b. Nov 27 1916 Sandyridge Twnp Union NC d. July 18 2005
m. Daniel Robert McKay

2 Vance Allen Deese b. Jan 1918 Sandyridge Twnp Union NC d. 1992
m. Myrtle Mammie Chairs

2 Robert A Dees b. March 20 1902 d. May 29 1904  
 

Bahamas Lea Dees b. Oct 1876 married Jan 28 1904 to
Carrie Nellie Ann Vandenberg b. May 21 1886 d. Dec 1 1978

 2 Oscar Henry Deese b. Sept 29 1905 Vance twnship Union NC d. Oct 11 1981 NC
m. Josie "Jo" Mae Laney m. Sept 29 1928 b. August 29 1906

2 Alvin Cleatis Deese b. May 11 1907 Vance Twnhip Union NC d. Aug 22 1975
m. Lucille Cathey

2 Essie Mae Deese b. July 1909 Vance Union NC d. Jan 26 1991 Charlotte
m. Shorty Sutton m. 11

2 Gladys Alberta Deese b. 1912 Vance Twnhip Union NC d. April 23, 2007

2 Clarence Houston Deese b. 1911 Vance Twnp Union NC d. Nov 7 2001 Veterans Hosptial Salisbury NC
m. Mamie "Arzelle" Yost Deese

2 Lawrence Medlin Deese b. Feb 23 1916 Sandyridge Union NC d. Jan 10 1999 Miami Fl
m. Anna Conde

2 Ethelee Deese b. Oct 6 1918 d. April 14 1996 Charlotte
m. L E Bowers

2 Hilda Virgina Deese b. 1924
m. Bob Orr
m. Andy Quinn Hedrick Sr

2 Elizabeth Deese b. 1926
m. Mac McCarver

2 Kirby Holmes Deese b. Oct 15 1928 d. July 22 1996 Charlotte NC
m. Jeannette Horetta Shuemake

2 Horace Bahamas Deese b. 1921 d. Nov 15 1975
m. Lavonne wingate

Mary L Dees b. Sept 11 1878 d. Aug 22 1889
 
 

Raymond Shute Deese b Dec 24 1880 d July 6 1952 married 1905 to Carrie Porter b May 21 1886 d Dec 1 1978

 

 2 Grace Mae Deese b. June 5 1906 Vance Twnhp Union NC d. Jan 23 2001 Elmwood City Cemetery
m. Ule Glenn Hager m. May 10 1931 b. 1905

2 Clara Bell Deese b. Jan 13 1908 Vance twnship Union NC d. August 20 1996 Charlotte, NC
m. Vannoy Otto Cox

2 Sadie Ried Deese b. April 1 1910 Vance Twnhip Union NC d. Nov 9 1997 NC

2 Dessie (Deck) Deese b. Nov 14 1911 Vance Twnp Union NC d. Oct 13 2006
m. Harry L Rast

2 J R Deese b. Sept 13 1913 Vance Twnhip Union NC d. Oct 21 1951
m. Linda

2 Wriston Lee Deese b. Aug 9 1916 Vance Twnhip Union NC d. August 6 1978 South Carolina
m. Iola Jean Dulin

2 Dewey Dawson Deese b. July 28 1917 Vance Twnhip Union NC d. April 1 1966

2 Raymond Heath Deese b. Feb 12 1920 d. Dec 8 1940

2 Bartley Houston Deese b. July 17 1927 d. Nov 13 2000
m. Marilyn Virginia Austin

2 Bessie Ruth Deese b. May 24 1930
m. Wendall Cunningham

2 living

2 Joe Harold Deese Sr b. Dec 13 1921 d. July 3 2007

2 Kathryn Deese b. Jan 30 1926 d. Jan 30 1926

 
 

Julia Frances Deese b. Jan 12 1884 d. June 29 1954 married. Jan 3 1904 to Rufus William Killough b Dec 14 1880 d June17 1950
                               married E Grady Helms


2 Arnold Green Killough b. November 22 1906 d. March 20 1970 Charlotte, NC
m. Audrey Lee Orr b. April 16 1909 d. April 26 1996 Matthews, NC

2 Lewie E Killough b. August 8 1908 Vance twnip Union NC d. March 6 1989 Monroe NC
m. Nancy Hodge d. b 1989

2 Walter J Killough b. June 24 1910 Vance Twnp Union NC
m. Martha Anne Carter b. 20 May 1907

2 Curtis Poe Killough b. Feb 18 1912 Vance Twnp Union NC d. March 14 1972 Charolotte NC
m. Annie Mabel Lee b. August 10 1913 d. jan 1 1981

2 Clerburn Rufus Killough b. April 111916 d. Jan 22 2000 Indian Trail NC
m. Dorothy Morris m. June 30 1945

2 Lola Martha Killough b. Feb 21 1914 Vance twnip Union NC d. 1998
m. John Clyde Arnat m. 1935 b. August 6 1911

2 Living

2 Robert Lee Killough b. January 1905 Vance Township NC d. Nov 1915

2 Ray Winford Killough b. 1922 d. February 4 2003 Indian Trail
m. Mattie Lucille Privitte

2 Eula Viven Killough
m. Jessie Ray Crooke  
 

Alvin Robert Dees b. May 9 1886 d. August 9 1944 married Mattie Crook b. May 28 1896  d. Dec 3 1971
 
 

Son Dees b. March 19 1888 d. March 23 1888
 
 

 Carrie Bell Dees b. Nov 19 1889 d. Feb 28 1951 married to  Thomas Allen Killough b. Oct 15 1888

2 Ruby Bell Killough b. June 20 1910 Vance Twnhip Union NC
m. Clarence Long

2 Hurley H Killough b. July 19 1912 Vance twnip Union NC d. Feb 21 1989
m. Kathleen Kingsley Phillips b. March 26 1914 Matthews NC d. June 3 1999 Charlotte

2 Marvin Allen Killough b. Feb 8 1914 Vance Twnp Union NC
m. Margaret Catherine Flowe b. April 10 1914

2 Clive Killough b. 1917 Vance Twnhip Union NC

2 Virginia Maxine Killough b. April 24 1922
m. Howard Beecher Short b. Feb 14 1919

2 Archie Wallace Killough b. May 29 1924
m. Lorraine Evelyn Kelly

2 Julia Frances Killough b. Oct 14 1926 Vance Twn Union NC
m. Ira Glenn Segall
 

    Arthur Thomas Dees b April 19 1892 d May 17 1958 married  Aug 23 1913 to
    Mary Marie Elmore b Mar 11 1894 d   July 22 1972 children

       Martha Mae Deese  10/03/14 03/13/81
Husband 1 - Malcolm McLeod Husband 1 - Bill Conklin

Daisy Wilma Deese 3/10/16 10/21/90
Husband - Leo Columbus Holshouser

Living

Alma Carmon Deese 05/06/20 03/04/02
Husband - Oris Kay Bragg

Infant Son 08/31/22 01/07/23

Kathryn Lucille Deese 05/06/24 01/05/98
Husband - Clyde Baucom

Living

Evelyn Marie Deese 05/17/28 11/24/33

Living

Living

Living

Living
       Living

Joseph C Deese Sr. b. March 1 1894 d. Sept 5 1964 married to Jennie (Jane) Turner B August 19 1897 d March 22 1941

2 Joseph Cephus Deese Jr b. Sept 29 1919 Charlotte d. May 31 1999 Statesville Nc

2 Thomas Raeford Deese b. Feb 6 1921 d. May 4 1982 Charlotte, NC
m. Gracy Berry

2 Henry Philip Dees b. June 4 1923 d. Feb 28 1973
m. Alice Lucille Pecoy b. 1934 Illinois m. May 23 1946

2 Roy Hampton Deese Sr b. April 13 1923 d. June 3 2004 Neptune Beach Florida
m. Ruby Bodenhamer

2 Living

2 Living

2 Mary Irene Deese b. March 16 1931 Charlotte NC d. Sept 23 1968

2 Living


Cloy Deese b. Dec 18 1897 d. April 4 1968 married Mame Manus b. March 20 1893 d. Jan 3 1975

No children

Parce Henry Deese Sr. b. May 15 1901 d. June 24 1973 married June 23 1921 to Janie Lee Manus b April 15 1903
February 14 1936

2 Winnie Fay Deese b. Oct 5 1921 d. Oct 31 1953
m. Wade Bivens Plyler b. May 11 1919 NC d. Dec 21 2007

2 Parce Henry Deese Jr b. Feb 18 1923 Matthews, Union County NC d. Nov 7 1987 Veterans Hosp Buffalo NY
m. Bridie Walsh m. May 4 1946 St John Baptist NYC b. Oct 22 1919 Gorthbaun Co Mayo Ireland d. December 27 2005 Buffalo

2 Beulah Deese b. Oct 8 1924 d. May 14 1952 Carrabuss
m. Homer Morris m. May 19 1941

2 James Raeford Deese b. July 22 1926 Matthews NC d. Feb 14 1998 Fort Mills SC
m. Hazeleen Presley d. Nov 29 2003 Fort Mills SC

2 Rufus Nelson Deese b. July 19 1928 Matthews NC d. April 16 1996
m. Margaret Odessa Alexander b. April 11 1930 d. August 14 2009

2 Carl Winfred Deese b. April 17 1931 Matthews NC d. Oct 31 2000 Indian Trail
m. Peggy Miles b. Oct 20 1934 d. February 8 2003

2 Harris Bernard Deese b May 28 1933 died Nov 1st 2010
Children of Parce Henry and Janie Manus 
 
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