Mr. Claude Wayne Deas, 76

Mr. Claude Wayne Deas, 76, of Douglas passed away July 23 at his residence.
Mr. Deas was born Nov. 1, 1942, in Hazlehurst, the son of the late Wesley Sikes Deas and Harriet Julia King Deas.
Mr. Deas was a retired general manager with Esco Industries and was a member of St. Andrews Anglican Church, Douglas.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo Kitchens Deas.
Survivors include daughters, Deanna Davis Carmical of Douglas and Courtney Davis Ray (husband Charlie) of Atlanta; son, Andrew Deas (wife Stephanie) of Douglas; brothers, Jimmy Deas (wife Dianne) of Alpharetta, and Richard Deas (wife Joanne) of Hazlehurst; sister, Debbie Deas Owens (husband John) of Hazlehurst; grandchildren, Charlie Carmical, Hank Carmical, Avery Ray, Griffin Ray, Grayson Ray, Addison Ray, Lily Deas and Drew Deas; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held July 28 at St. Andrews Anglican Church with Father John Commins officiating. Interment followed at Douglas City Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.simsfuneralhome,org.
Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, was in charge.

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