CANTON — Judith Smith Deese, 80, a beloved, kind and special lady, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, July 14, at 3 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church in Asheville. Pastors Rev. Dr. Ralph Sexton Jr. and Rev. Allen Rash will be officiating.

The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour before the service. Burial will be in Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde.

A complete obituary will be published in the Monday edition of The Mountaineer.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Deese family, and words of comfort may be shared at

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