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Odeal "Dee" Rayborn Youngblood

July 23, 1928 January 2, 2018
Odeal "Dee" Rayborn Youngblood
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Odeal “Dee” Rayborn Youngblood, age 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg. She battled lung disease for the last years of her life and died after becoming ill on New Year’s Eve.
Services will take place Friday, at 3 p.m., at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg. Visitation will precede the service, beginning at 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be at Caney Baptist Church Cemetery in Lamar County.
Dee was a native of Lamar County and attended Lamar County Schools. During her early years of marriage, she lived in Purvis, Miss., where she operated her own beauty salon. She also lived in Jackson, Miss., Seattle, Wash. and Hickory, Miss. In later life, she moved to the Hattiesburg area to live near family. She most recently attended church at First Baptist of Laurel. For the past year, she resided at Wesley Manor in Hattiesburg.
Dee was a master bridge player and an accomplished baker. She loved fishing and helping other people - especially by cooking for them.
She is survived by her son, Bob Gholson, of Hattiesburg, and his wife, Melinda Gholson. Other survivors include granddaughters: Mary Katherine Gholson and husband, John Turner, of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; Rachel Beth Gholson Stevens and husband, Will Stevens, of Lexington, Ky.; Jennifer Hart, and her husband, Dale Hart, of Wesson, Miss.; Dee Ann Gholson Smith of Hazlehurst, Miss.; and Charlis Brock and her husband, Collin Brock, of Charlotte, N.C. Great grandchildren are: Henry Turner; Addison, Emilee and Charlee Grace Hart; Taylor Rice; and Allie and Aiden Brock.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Robert Franklin Gholson and James Thomas Youngblood; a son, David Lynn Gholson; her parents, Hobart and Ada Mae Rayborn; as well as siblings, A.A. “Boogie” Rayborn and Armenia Rayborn Gipson.
Pall bearers are: Harvey Fillingane, Bob Gholson, Gene Hortman, Voldi Rayborn, Jim Roseberry and Will Stevens.

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2:00 PM 1/5/2018 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 1/5/2018 3:00:00 PM
Moore Funeral Service - Hattiesburg

805 Hardy Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Moore Funeral Service - Hattiesburg
805 Hardy Street Hattiesburg 39401 MS
United States

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Caney Baptist Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

13 Luther Saucier Rd
Lumberton, MS 39455

13 Luther Saucier Rd Lumberton 39455 MS
United States

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