Ricky Lavon Dease
Birth: November 30, 1970
Death: December 03, 2017
Ricky Lavon Dease, age 47, of Ariton, died Sunday, December 3, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Dillard Funeral Home in Brundidge with Pastor Roy Turner officiating. Interment will follow in the Rocky Head Cemetery with Dillard Funeral Home of Brundidge directing.
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Dillard Funeral Home in Brundidge.
He is survived by his daughter, Jessica Renee Dease of Brundidge; father and step-mother, Billie & Patsy Dease of Elba; mother and step-father, Flora & Robert Harrell of the New Hope Community; brother, Terry Dease of Goshen; step-sisters, Pamela Powell (Kevin), Jennifer Senn King (Jimmy), grandchildren, Renee Michelle Dease and Jason Alex Dease; niece, Kristen Greenwell (R.D.); nephews: Joshua, Ethan and Tyler Dease; great niece, Vivian Greenwell; great nephews, Conner Greenwell & Colton Dease step-nieces, Katie and Hannah Powell, Morgan Senn, Kimberly Killingsworth, step nephew, Chance Killingsworth and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other family.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Smith, Denny Perkins, Ethan Dease, Joshua Dease, Timmy Richards, David Norton, Joey Senn and Kenny Arnett.
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Rocky Head Cemetery Fund.
The Dothan Eagle
From staff reports - Dec 3, 2017
Dale County Sheriff's Office investigating homicide
The Dale County Sheriff’s Office is interviewing and investigating a “person of interest” in a firearm assault that left a man dead.
At approximately 2:17 a.m. Sunday, the Ozark-Dale County E911 Center dispatched deputies to the 10000 block of U.S. Hwy. 231 North in reference to a firearm assault.
Upon arrival deputies located a deceased victim inside the residence. The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Ricky Dease.
“Based on our investigation Dease resides at the residence where the incident took place,” according to a press release from Chief Deputy Mason Bynum.
“With the assistance from the Dothan Police Department we have located a person of interest and are in the process of interviewing and investigating that individual,” the release said. “This is an ongoing homicide investigation so limited information will be released to protect the integrity of the case.
“We do anticipate charges to be filed once we have compiled all of our findings and present them to the Dale County District Attorney’s Office.”
The office will be releasing more information as it becomes available.
From staff reports - December 4th 2017,
1 arrested after weekend Dale County homicide
DALE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - The Dale County Sheriff's Office has arrested and charged a woman with murder after a weekend homicide and says another arrest is expected.
Celeste Conroy, 42, of Ozark, is charged with killing Ricky Dease, 47.
Deputies were dispatched by the Ozark-Dale County E911 Center at 2:17 a.m. in reference to a firearm assault call. When they arrive, they found Dease's body inside his home in the 1000 block of Highway 231 North.
Investigators have not released any details on a possible motive.
Conroy was arrested and taken to the Dale County Jail. She was later released on a $50,000 bond.
Michelle Mann - December 4th 2017,
Ozark woman charged with Sunday murder
An Ozark woman had been arrested in connection with the Dec. 3 murder of a Dale County man.
Celeste Conroy, 42, is charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Ricky Dease, according to Dale County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mason Bynum.
Ricky Dease, 47, was found dead in his home on Highway 231 North in Dale County after 2 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, according to Bynum.
Bynum said that at approximately 2:17 a.m. the Ozark-Dale County E911 Center dispatched deputies to the 10000 block of Highway 231 North in reference to a firearm assault.
“Upon arrival deputies located a deceased victim inside the residence,” Bynum said. “Based on our investigation Dease resided at the residence where the incident took place.
“With assistance from the Dothan Police Department we have located a person of interest and are in the process of interviewing and investigating that individual,” Bynum said. “This is an ongoing homicide investigation so limited information will be released to protect the integrity of the case.
“We do anticipate charges to be filed once we have compiled all of our findings and present them to the Dale County District Attorney’s Office,” Bynum added.
Bynum said that an additional arrest is expected in connection with the murder.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the DCSO at (334) 774-2335 or visit www.daleso.com and click on the crime tip section.
Bond for Conroy was set at $50,000 by Dale County District Judge Stan Garner.