Johnnie Dees (1915 - 1983)

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Johnnie Dees
1915 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Johnnie Dees was born on April 15, 1915. He died in September 1983 at 68 years old. We know that Johnnie Dees had been residing in Decaturville, Decatur County, Tennessee.

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Johnnie Dees passed away in September 1983 at 68 years old. He was born on April 15, 1915. We have no information about Johnnie's family or relationships. We know that Johnnie Dees had been residing in Decaturville, Decatur County, Tennessee.
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1915 - 1983 World Events

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In 1915, in the year that Johnnie Dees was born, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1935, when he was 20 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1946, at the age of 31 years old, Johnnie was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1969, Johnnie was 54 years old when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1983, in the year of Johnnie Dees's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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Mary J Dees
Sep 16, 1926 - Aug 30, 2005
Olive Branch, MS
Letha M Dees
Dec 18, 1912 - July 1992
Ripley, MS
Reeford Dees
Oct 12, 1927 - November 1974
Thomas A Dees
May 23, 1927 - Aug 27, 1990
Alvin D Dees
Jun 28, 1929 - Mar 14, 2008
Lemont, IL
Rubel P Dees
Sep 8, 1919 - Nov 21, 1996
Finley, TN
Robert Dees
May 11, 1886 - December 1973
Jackson, Tennessee
James Dees
Jan 10, 1879 - April 1969
Jackson, Tennessee
Evelyn Dees
Aug 5, 1911 - December 1986
Meridian, Mississippi
Primus Dees
Jun 22, 1902 - Oct 4, 1996
Johnson City, TN
Mattie Dees
Jul 21, 1890 - July 1977
Memphis, Tennessee
Anna Mae Dees
Aug 24, 1918 - Dec 17, 1992
Tullahoma, TN
Maudie Dees
Jan 3, 1914 - March 1973
Hoyt C Dees
Feb 2, 1929 - Jul 21, 2005
Englewood, TN
Elsie J Dees
Jan 29, 1912 - Nov 3, 2005
Knoxville, TN
Herman R Dees
Sep 10, 1927 - Oct 22, 2009
Hernando, MS
Harold Dees
Jan 20, 1931 - August 1980
Lake Cormorant, Mississippi
James Dees
Nov 10, 1880 - April 1971
Decaturville, Tennessee
Mary Lillian Dees
May 10, 1938 - May 3, 2010
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jenette Dees
Feb 5, 1898 - February 1986
Memphis, Tennessee

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Troy J Clay
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Melvin L Farrell
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B Yarbro
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Everett Smith
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Woodrow W Garrison
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Willie Lumpkin
Jul 2, 1892 - June 1985
Adamsville, Tennessee
Bernice H Copeland
Nov 6, 1917 - May 30, 1994
Savannah, TN
Cletis Kirk
Apr 23, 1912 - July 1979
Pocahontas, Tennessee
Jess Taylor
Dec 24, 1883 - April 1973
Parsons, Tennessee
Minnie Goff
Mar 13, 1882 - October 1977
Saltillo, Tennessee
Ella Johnson
Dec 26, 1909 - June 1983
Moscow, Tennessee
Virginia S Renshaw
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