(WEDOWEE) James Allen Deese, 53, died Friday, June 12, 2020, at his residence.

The funeral will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, at Dryden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Newborn officiating.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m.

James was a resident of Randolph County most of his life. He was the pastor of Hillcrest Independent Church and a carpenter for his entire career.

Survivors include his wife, Annette Deese; daughters, Nicole Deese and Hope Deese; and grandchild, Jaidin Deese. James was preceded in death by his son, James Clifton Deese; parents, Harold and Catherine Deese; sister, Cathy Spears; and brother, Dwight Deese.

Dryden Funeral Home, Heflin.

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