Mr. James W. (Bill) Dean age 85 of Mt. Airy formerly of Cleveland passed away Saturday July 11, 2009 at the Oaks at Scenic View following an extended illness.
Mr. Dean was born in White County the son of the late John and Carrie Dean. He was preceded in death by sisters, Julie Mason, Bonnie Abernathy, Fannie Maddox and brothers, Frank Dean, Dewey Lee Dean. Mr. Dean lived most of his life in White County and was a member of Dukes Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Dean, Mt. Airy; son and daughter in law, James Marvin Dean and Nanette Dean, Hiawassee; son, Gary Lee Dean, Hiawassee; daughters and sons in law, Debbie Lynn Smith and Brad Smith, Mt. Airy, Shirley Mae Sutton and Fray Roland, Sautee; sisters, Hettie Christy, Dawsonville, Mary Brady, Dahlonega; 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday July 14, 2009 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. George Wooten will officiate. Burial will follow in Old Nacoochee Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Monday July 13, 2009 and 12-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at barrettfh.com.