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Terry Deering

October 24, 1951 — September 26, 2014

Terry Lee Deering, age 62 of Columbia, passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at his residence after an extended illness. Mr. Deering was born in Nashville, was retired from B&R Tool, and was the son of the late Willie Deering and Bessie Miles ODell. He was also preceded in death by his step-father, Richard ODell and a sister, Kay Pouder.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Griffis Deering of Columbia; one son, Brian Deering of Rockford, IL; one step-daughter, Melissa (Larry) Kelley of Culleoka; three step-sons, David Collins of Columbia, Chucky (Stephanie) Collins, and Sam (Wendy) Collins, both of Lewisburg; one sister, Jane Horvatha of Tempe, AZ; three brothers, Larry (Linda) Deering of Wartrace, David (Lynn) ODell of Unionville, and Peter (Debbie) ODell of Chapel Hill; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one niece, one nephew, and one special friend, Chris Cates.

Funeral services for Mr. Deering will be held Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 1 PM at the Chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Edd Luna officiating. Burial will follow in Diana Cemetery in the Diana Community. Visitation with the family will be Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 4 PM until 8 PM at Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home.

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Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
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