|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1932|
|Death: ||Apr. 13, 1970|
Daughter of Joe Kelly Collins and Buna Smith (Wallace) Collins. Wife of Claude Leroy Dees.
The Press, Monday, April 13, 1970
CROWLEY COUPLE FOUND SHOT DEAT
A Crowley copule was found shot to death in their home early today. The bodies were discovered by the couples's teen-age children.
Apparently killed instantly were Mr and Mrs Claud Leroy Dees of 200 N Hampton Rd.
Mrs Dees, 37, found half on the ben, half on the floor, had been shot three times in the head and once in the left arm. Her husband, 39, sprawled on the ben and had been shot once in the left cheek.
Crowely policeman Dave Bishop said a series of shots awoke the Dees' two children, Ronnie, 14, and Debbie, 13, who discovered the bodies at 12:05 a.m. The children called Kenneth Hopkins of 205 E Mission, a neighbor, who called Bishop.
Medical examiner's investigator Bob Parkey said a .22 caliber pistol was found on the bed near the bodies.
The eight-shot weapon had been fired six times and still contained two live rounds of ammunition, investigators said.
Dr Feliks Gwozdz, county medical examiner, rukled homicide in the case of Mrs Dees. He withhel a ruling on her husbnad' death pending police investigation.
Dees was a mechanic employed at Hudgins Truck Rentals in Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
MR AND MRS LEROY DEES
Double funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Galbreaith - Pickard Funeral Chapel for mr and Mrs Leroy Dees, 200 Hampton, Crowley, who died April 13 in Crowley.
Mrs Dees was born Sept 15, 1932 in Weatherford , and Dees was born October 5, 1930 in Lawton, okla. He was a veteran of the Korean WAr.
The couple were both members of the First Baptist Church of Corwley.
The couple are sruvived by two children, Deborah Gaylene Dees and Ronnie Dale Dees, both at home.
Mrs Dees is also survived by her parents, Mrs and Mrs Joe K collins of Weatherford ahd her grandmother, Mrs Eula Wallace of Weatherford.
Dees is also survived by his parents, mrs and mrs Clade L Dees of weatherford; two sisters, mrs Allene White of Lake Worth and mrs claudette Carroll of Abilene; and his grandfather, lee may of Elgin, Okla.
Burial will be in Memory Gardens west of Weatherford with Galbreaith - Pickard in charge of arrangements.
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Record added: Aug 07, 2009
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