Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 09 November 1907
THURSDAY. NOV., at Three o'clock, by MISS MARION J. DEAS. A Missionary Exhibition. A Chinese Room. A Hospital Ward. Missionary Curios from many Lands, etc., etc. Proceeds devoted Church Funds and Missionary Work.

Hastings and St Leonards Observer  Saturday 03 August 1918
Warrior Square Presbyterian Church garden fete was held on Wednesday Furze Croft, Filsham Park, by kind permission of Miss Deas. The day was gloriously fine, and there was a large gathering. There were stalls of useful and fancy work, and a white elephant stall…

Only Cairns warranted an obituary in the Observer.

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 27 May 1905
We regret to record the death Mr. Cairns C.E., of Furze Croft Park. St. Leonards, which occurred on the 26th inst.  The deceased gentleman, who was greatly respected in the locality, was the youngest and last surviving son the late Mr. James Deas, C.E., Edinburgh, and was 59 years of age.  He had been ill for some months.

Mr. Cairns spent many years in India and retired from the chairmanship of Messrs. Burn and Co. Ltd., Calcutta, about four years ago.  Messrs. Burn and Co. are railway engineers and shipbuilders, owning several dry docks in Calcutta.  The firm is one the oldest in India, having been established for over a hundred years.  Another member the Deas family [brother] was the late Mr. James Deas, Engineer-in-Chief of the Clyde Navigation Trust in Glasgow.

Mr. Cairns Deas had resided at St. Leonards for about four years.  By a coincidence, he formerly lived in Hastings-street, Calcutta, for many years.  His sister. Miss Marion J. Deas, is well known in St. Leonards for her ability as a vocalist at concerts on behalf of charities.  His funeral will take place on Tuesday at Golders Green Crematorium.  The train will leave Hastings at 10.16, arriving at Charing Cross at 1.15.

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 03 June 1905
FUNERAL OF MR. CAIRNS DEAS.—The funeral of Cairns Deas, C.E., of Furze Croft, Pilsham Park, St. Leonards, formerly of Calcutta, took place on Tuesday.  The mourners journeyed from Hastings by the 10.16 train, leaving Charing Cress at 1.15 for Golders Green Crematorium, where the service took place at 2.30.  The Rev. Robert Cowan, of Warrior Square Presbyterian Church, St. Leonards, officiated.  Many old friends of the deceased from London and other places were present.  The chief mourners included: Messrs. A. Orr Deas (of Edinburgh), Alexander Deas (of Glasgow), and J. Cairns Deas (of London), nephews of the deceased; Mr. John Hudson, Mr. H Wicks, Mr. W. McKewen, Mr. Steele (of Calcutta). Mr. Harry Stuart, Mr. Gough, Mr. J. B. Hilliard (of Glasgow), Mr. Hugh Rae (of Calcutta), Mr. William Grant (of St. Leonards), Mr. W. Carless, J.P. (of St. Leonards), Mr. John Anderson (of Calcutta), and many others. There were about forty wreaths.  The interment was in the family grave at Hastings Cemetery.