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Mary Grace Kildron Dillard
Mary Grace Kildron Dillard, 81, died March 24, 2018. Mary was born in Gattman, Miss. on Jan. 27, 1937 to Joseph Berry Kildron and Mellie Minga Kildron and was the youngest of seven children. Her daddy was a railroad engineer and she enjoyed bringing him lunch and riding the train with him down to their house. Her family moved to Alabama where Mary graduated Phillips High School. At 20 years old, she met Thomas Richard (Dick) Dees on a blind date, and four months later, on Dec. 16, 1957, they were married in Grand Bay, Ala. They had three children: Richard Bradley Dees (1960), Joseph Clayton Dees (1963) and Marla Elizabeth Dees (1968).