Joe Nell Deeds, 78

Joe Nell Deeds, 78, of Whitney, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, in Whitney. Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Chapel with Mel McKinney officiating. Burial will follow are Rochelle Cemetery. She was born June 5, 1929, in Placid to Charlie and Kate (St. Clair) King. She was married to Wesley Murl Deeds. She was a foster grandparent and loved puzzle books and her family. She is survived by four daughters, Kathy Chilen and husband, Ray, of Meridian, Donna Jett and husband, Ronald, of Riverside, Calif., Mary Hinds and husband, Dean, of Whitney, Rita McMillan and husband, Ronnie, of Brady; three sons, Eddie Deeds and wife, Kim, of Mineral Wells, Lynn Deeds of Meridian, Ray Deeds and wife, Jacqueline, of Morgan; 21 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two daughters, Judy Wannamaker and Dylana Goodroad; 10 brothers and sisters; a granddaughter, Candace Peters; a grandson, Christopher Wannamaker and two great-grandsons.

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