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Patricia (McLain) Dees

January 17, 1933 ~ March 5, 2020 (age 87)


Rockingham, NC

Patricia Ann Dees Born January 17, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Eva McLain. She grew up in Bennettsville, SC and attended Bennettsville High School and Business College. She married “Sonny” Dees April 16, 1954. Her life focus was raising her four children. She was a Girls’ Auxiliary and Girl Scout leader. She taught Vacation Bible School the summers her granddaughter Holly came to visit. She attended many baseball and basketball games in support of her sons. She enjoyed sewing, reading, decorating and making candy. She cherished her special friendship with Jenise and her friends at First Baptist Church Hamlet and McDonalds.

She is predeceased by her husband Earl Dees Jr (1989). She is also predeceased by her brothers Alan McLain, James Edward McLain, Lucien McLain Sr and sisters Mary Lee, Martha Barnard, Lillian Hoffman and Ruth Eddins.

She is survived by her children Martha Barham (Rocky), Eva Davis (Phil), Richard Earl Dees and Patrick Lee Dees (Tammy). She is also survived by her sister Iris Neal Sirmon and three grandchildren, Holly Dees, Hannah Dees and Grayson Dees.

To honor her wishes, the family will hold a private burial at Drake-Dudley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers or cards, memorials may be made to the American Heart Fund.

Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the family of Mrs. Dees.


When I come to the end of my journey

And I travel my last weary mile,

Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned

And remember only the smile.


Forget unkind words I have spoken;

Remember some good I have done,

Forget that I ever had a heartache

And remember I’ve had loads of fun.


Forget that I have stumbled and blundered

And sometimes fell by the way.

Remember I have fought

Some hard battles and won.

Ere the close of the day.


Then forget to grieve for my going.

I would not have you sad for a day.

But in summer just gather some flowers

And remember the place where I lay


And come in the evening

When the sun paints the sky in the west.

Stand for a few minutes beside me

And remember only my best.



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