Lena Mae “Tillie” SpeesLena Mae “Tillie” Spees, 89, wife of the late Robert Rhett Spees died Friday, July 12, 2013.
Lena Mae “Tillie” Spees, 89, wife of the late Robert Rhett Spees died Friday, July 12, 2013, following an illness.
Mrs. Spees was born in Conway, S.C., a daughter of the late Simon Peter Bland and Josephine Richardson Bland. Prior to retirement, she was a nurse and worked in a hospital in Milwaukee, Wis.. She was also preceded in death by a son, Matthew Spees.
Surviving are four children, Donna Arkowski and husband Christopher Korch of Black Forest, Colo., Robert Rhett Spees Jr. of St. Paul, Ark., Deborah Ainslie and husband James of Bluffton, S.C., and Rodney Spees and wife Delores of Sarasota, Fla.; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel with Rev. Rodney Hord officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the charity of one’s choice.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is in charge of arrangements.