Obits For The Dean Surname
From Tate County, MS

Obit of 
Asa G Dean

Tate County Democrat, April 25, 1912 

The friends of Asa Dean, throughout the county, were shocked and saddened when they heard of his death which happened on Tuesday morning, April 16, at 8 o'clock. Mr. Dean was ditching when he was struck by lightning and instantly killed. The stroke of lightning must have been especially severe as the Dean man's clothes were badly torn , and he being badly bruised about the left side.

He leaves a wife, four children, two sisters, two brothers, and a host of friends to mourn his death.

Mr. Dean was born on Nov 5, 1864. He became a Christian about twenty five years ago and lived a Christian life till his death. He was married in July 1894. He was a devoted husband and father and loving brother.

A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we lived is still:
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled
God in His wisdom has recalled
The boon His love had given,
And though the body slumber here
The soul is safe in heaven.

By a loved one

Tate County Democrat, April 25, 1912 Card of Thanks
We take this method of thanking the good people of Antioch, for their kindness to our dear husband and brother of his last hours of bereavement. We also thank the physician for his kindness. Again thanking you, we are sincerely yours,
Mrs. A G Dean
Mrs. F B Strickland

Tate County Democrat, April 25, 1912 Card of Thanks
Words fail me when I try to express my gratitude to those of my friends who came to us in the dark hour of trouble. May God's richest blessings and tenderest mercies be showered upon you is the prayer of his family.
Mrs. A G Dean

Obit of
Mahalia Dean

Tate County Democrat March 10, 1927

MRS. A. G. DEAN died at her home Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock after fifty-seven years of useful and loving service. Before her marriage to ASA DEAN in 1894, she was Mahalia Carpenter. The end came as a relief from a long illness of six weeks with pneumonia.

Funeral services were held at the home Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock, the REV. GARDNER officiating. The beautiful flowers that came as a last loving service, attested the host of friends of MRS. DEAN.

MRS. DEAN was buried at Mt. Zion. She leaves four children: MRS. CLAUDIE BELL PATRICK, WOODIE, ROY and ORA LEE; one sister T. C. PAPPS, and two brothers MR. P. C. CARPENTER of Poagville, and MR. TOM CARPENTER of Arkansas, four half brothers and a step-mother in Mt. Pleasant Texas.


Card of Thanks Mar 10, 1927

We wish to thank each and every one of the neighbors and friends who administered such loving kindness to our Mother during her recent illness and for the many word and deeds of consolation shown us in her death. We wish to express more especially our appreciation to those of you who helped nurse her, and to DR. SMITH for his untiring attentiveness, and you who brought beautiful offerings. May God bless each of you.





Mar 10, 1927 South Independence

We are sorry indeed to learn of the death of MRS. MAHALIA DEAN of Senatobia, who was laid to rest in Mt Zion Cemetery last Sunday. MRS. DEAN was a jolly beloved woman. The many friends extend their deepest sympathy to the bereaved family. She leaves to survive her two sons, MR. WOODIE DEAN of Senatobia and MR. ROY DEAN of Blytheville, Arkansas; two daughters, MRS. DEWEY PATRICK of Hernando and MISS ORA LEE DEAN of Senatobia.

Obit of
Elizabeth Dean

Tate County Record, January 19, 1883

It seems that sweets are capped in every flower.

And death rides on every breeze,

And joy but a fleeting breath,

But sorrow never leaves.

The subject of this sketch, ELIZABETH DEAN, daughter of REV. E. G. HUDSON and widow of ANDY J. DEAN, deceased who lived seven miles northeast of Senatobia, Mississippi. She just entered her forty-sixth year, and was in perfect health when death's iron grip sized her while preparing supper and fell her to the floor, and died in a few minutes, on the evening of the 5th of January.

She had been a devout Christian for thirty years, a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was kind hearted, benevolent and charitable in her disposition. She was a devoted wife, an affectionate mother and a true friend and was ever willing and ready to lend a helping hand to the distressed, suffering and needy around her. And in a word, she was a model lady and sister of charity in the community in which she had lived. Now as she is gone let us throw the sable curtain over her foibles if she had any and say to her three sons and three daughters to emulate her true virtues and press forward to the mark of the high calling in Christ Jesus. She leaves two brothers and three sisters and a host of near and dear relatives and friends to grieve after her, but their loss is her eternal gain.

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Obit of 
Enola Diana Dean

The Tate County Democrat, Jan 21, 1926

MRS. HENRY DEAN Buried Monday

The death of MRS. ENOLA DIANA DEAN has suffered at times with acute indigestion and this sudden attack proved fatal before medical aid could be administered.

The funeral services were conducted at the residence Monday afternoon by REV. C. M. CROSWY the Baptist Pastor and the remains were interred at Bethesda Cemetery.

MISS. ENOLA DIANA BREWTON was married to MR. H. A. DEAN in 1880. She had united with the Baptist Church when fifteen years of age and when she and her husband removed to Senatobia in 1889 her membership was placed with the local Church. She has been a loyal member in all of the years that have passed since then. To this union were born eleven children five having died in tender years. She is survived by her husband MR. H. A. DEAN and six children; MRS. B. W. CRENSHAW of Memphis, R. G. DEAN, MRS. J. T. MOCK, MRS. A. J. DAVIS and H. E. DEAN of Senatobia and D. O. DEAN of Memphis.

There was a large number present at the home and followed the remains to the cemetery to pay their final tribute of respect and love to this good woman.

Obit of
David Lavelle Dean

Tate County Democrat, Thursday 8th, 1925


DAVID L. DEAN, age 94 years, died at the home of his son at Shaw, Miss., Tuesday night the remains being brought here Wednesday afternoon to the home of his grand-daughter, MRS. O. C. TAYLOR. Following funeral services at the Presbyterian Church this morning conducted by REV. GIRFFITH and SHIPMAN, the local Presbyterian and Methodist Pastors, the remains were interred at Bethesda Cemetery with Masonic honors by members of Ebenezer Lodge No 76.

MR. DEAN was born in Mecklenburg County, South Carolina, April 9th 1837 (should be 1831). He removed to Mississippi in early youth and was married to MISS MARTHA A. WALKER at Independence, which was then in Desoto County. To this union four children were born. His wife died in 1878 of yellow fever. MESRS. L. G. DEAN and D. W. DEAN of Shaw survive their father, MRS. SAM J. HOUSE, the only daughter died last year and M. H. DEAN died in his early manhood.

MR. DEAN was a loyal member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a devoted Mason, having held every office in the lodge and was treasurer of the Ebenezer Lodge for 27 years, holding that position at the time of his death.

During his long and eventful life he served in two wars and lived through five of the nations conflicts. He fought under JEFFERSON DAVIS in the Mexican War and followed the Stars and Bars during 1861-65 with a loyalty second to that of no man. He was wounded in action at the Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia.

MR. DEAN was a very lovable character, of a genial nature, charitable in his views, a man of the highest sense of integrity he was esteemed by our entire citizenship. Following the death of his daughter, MRS. HOUSE here last year, he removed to Shaw to make his home with one of his sons and his removal at that time was a source of deep regret to all. He was unusually active for a man of his age and his mental faculties were never dulled by the passing of time.

His was a life not only rich in years but in the example of good citizenship and integrity set his fellowman.

Note: Martha A. Walker was the sister of Cornelia Walker, who married Mitchell Marion Burford. Both are daughters of Jeptha Vinon Walker and first wife Cynthia Hill. They were the stepdaughters of Amanda Burford Blair Walker, second wife of Jeptha Vinon Walker. Amanda was the half sister of Rebecca Ann Burford Key Moore. Also Mitchell Marion Burford was Rebecca Ann Burford Key Moore's brother and Amanda Burford Blair Walker's half brother.


Obit of 
William Alvareasa Dean

Tate County Record,  Nov 10, 1882

DEAN--On Sunday morning Nov 5, 1882, WM. ALVAREASA, Son of JNO M. AND MARTHA E. DEAN-age 26 years and 10 mo's.

After a period of nine weeks suffering he succumbed to the fell destroyer-death. Reesa was a young man of whom nought could be said but to his praise. His conduct was at all times such as to call forth the love and esteem of all with whom he became associated. His parents have indeed lost a devoted and obedient son, and Tate County a citizen of whom she might justly have been proud.

He has gone; but there is sweet consolation that in the thought that his abode is now in that land.

"Where everlasting suns shed everlasting

brightness; where the soul

Drinks from the lining streams of love

that roll

By God's high throngs!"


Tate County Record, dated December 1, 1882.

Again we are called on to perform the sad task to chronicle the death of WM A. DEAN, who died the 5th of November 1882, He was born December 4th 1855,-- being 26 years and 11 months old at the day of his death. He was the son of J. M. and M. E. DEAN, who live six miles northeast of Senatobia, Miss. He was the pride of his parent's household, a dutiful son, a kind and affectionate brother, and a firm friend to all about him; the affection of his associates were twined around him like a wreathe around the monument of General Washington. He received a classical education, and graduated with the highest honors in the highest honors in the High School at Jackson, Tenn.… He made a profession of religion when but a boy, and joined the Baptist Church and lived a faithful and consistent Christian until his death. In a word--he was a model young man; but RESSA is no more; he has gone, a prepared stone to be placed in that temple-"that building not made by hands, eternal in the heavens;" he there stands as a beacon light, beckoning us up higher and warning us to be fit stones to help complete that building, so that Christ may come on that great day of all days, and place himself as the Cap-stone of the building; so that we, may join the singing of songs of hosanna to God and the Lamb for ever and ever. We have said all we can about this young man's virtue and character; but have utterly failed to throw a ray of light upon them and now we will say to the many friends and relatives who stood weeping around his grave-let us try and emulate him.

A Friend

Obit Of
Wilmoth Dean

Tate County Record,  June 8, 1883.

MRS. WILMOTH DEAN died of consumption last Sunday. The record extends sympathies to her relatives and friends.

Tate County Record,  June 22, 1883

MRS. WILMOTH DEAN, widow of I. D. DEAN, after a long and painful illness, consumption, at her daughter's residence, MRS. W. R. CHAMBLISS, in Senatobia, Mississippi, June 3rd, 1883. MRS. DEAN has been the mother of six children, three of whom have gone on before and three remain to follow on. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Hickory Grove, seven miles north east of Senatobia, Miss. She was married in 1847, was fifty four years and 7-days old when she died. She died as she lived, praising God. Her grave was encircled by many relatives and friends to pay the last tribute of respect to her remains.

Obit Of
Mrs. Frank Dean

The Democrat
June 26, 1913 

Senatobia Locals

Last Saturday, June 21, the entire community received an unprecedented shock by the sad intelligence of Mrs. Frank Dean's untimely death. She boarded "Old Miss" in company with her brother, Dr Hawkins, of Jackson, Tenn., only a few miles distance she fell from the rear end of the train, when she instantly met death. A gloom spread over the town form which it will not soon recover. Mrs. Dean's life was devotion in all of its sacred meaning to her mother, husband and sons. She possessed rare gifts of mind and was in every way worthy of emulation. The Democrat extends sympathies to the bereaved family.

Obit Of
Ula Givens Dean

The Democrat
 June 22, 1916 


After a five week illness, which began on the eve of her marriage, to Mr. J F Dean of Senatobia, Mrs. Ula Givens Dean died at the Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. Friday, June 16. Her remains were taken to her former home at Morganfield, KY, and laid to rest beside her father and mother there. Burial services were conducted by Rev. Geo S Dennard, Pastor of Morganfield Baptist Church, assisted by Rev A T Cinnamond of Senatobia, in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives.

Mrs. Dean was a cousin of Mrs. A T Cinnamond of our city whom she had several times visited, and where the acquaintance with Mr. Dean began. All who met her wee charmed with he winsome personality sympathy to the bereaved husband and other loved ones.

The following is from the Evansville Daily Courier:

Leaving this morning for Morganfield to attend the funeral of Mrs. J Franklin Dean of Senatobia Miss., formerly Miss Ula Givens of this city will be a number of those who were her intimate friends during her residence here, the party to include Mrs. Henry B Walton, Mrs. B F Rowe, Miss Mayme Lichtenberg, Mrs. Stella Feeney with Miss Bertha Potts of Inglefield.

The funeral takes place this afternoon in Morganfield, which was her native place and were her name was a household word to everyone who had ever been a resident there.

The news of her death yesterday brought special sadness to all of the Evansville friends with whom she had been associated with a closeness of friendship and affection, which could only have been inspired by the fine personality which were hers.

In the service of others, her mother, her kindred, her friends, her entire life had been spent with a sweetness and usefulness which is as rare as it is beautiful.

At length when her duty to those near to her seemed accomplished and life opened up to her a new phase of promised happiness, the end came to her when least expected.

Many from Evansville will journey to her old home to take part in the last rites at her grave, but among the absent will be many to drop a silent tear for the loss of one whose ready smile and words of helpfulness and personal interest were never withheld from those who came into her everyday life, either of business or pleasure.

Obit Of
Mrs. Pocahontas Dean

The Democrat, 
September 21, 1911 


Mrs. Pocahontas Dean, of Hickory grove neighborhood, died Thursday, Aug 31, 1911, and was laid to rest at Mt Zion Cemetery on Friday afternoon. Her death resulted from Typhoid fever after an illness of seven weeks. Rev J S Deaton conducted the funeral services. She was the wife of William Lafayette Dean, was 52 years 11 months and 15 days old and was a true and earnest working Christian woman.

She was at all times a pure and sweet example before her children. He Motherly sweet ways and true Christian life will ever be cherished by her children and all who knew her. The great responsibility of rearing her six children was left to her in 1897 when he dear husband was called to meet his reward. And by the help of God to whom she so sweetly trusted in and her great earnest working mind and rich influence she has reared five (one girl died in 1903 aged 15 years) noble and highly respected children, the oldest one now being near 29 years and the youngest one 17 years and not one of them causing her the her the least trouble.

It is hard, so very hard to give up loved ones, but "Thy will be done not ours" for "The Good Lord who watches us all doeth all things well." And our great consolation is that she died with such a sweet hope in Christ, trusting that she was going to a much brighter and happier home. She is survived by five children, two boys and three girls, one grandchild and five sisters to whom a host of friends tender their sincere sympathy in their sad bereavement.

Obit O
John Marion Dean

The Tate County Democrat
 April 29, 1915 

Mr. J M Dean Dead at the home of his son

Mr. J M Dean died Tuesday, April 27th, 1915. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church, at 9 o'clock Wednesday Morning, Rev A T Cinnamond officiating. The remains were carried to Crawford Cemetery for interment.

In the death of Mr. Dean, the county has lost one of its best and oldest citizens. He was 87 years of age and has lived in Tate County since 1840.

The Democrat extends sympathy to the sorrowing family.

Obit Of
Charles Henry Dean, Sr.

Tate County Democrat
 June 18, 1996

 Charles H Dean, Sr.

Mr. Charles H Dean, Sr, 73, retired USAF major, of Fairborn, died June 4, 1996 in his residence. He was born July 27, 1922 in Senatobia, the son of the late David Orr and Birdie Louise (Cantwell) Dean.

He served with the U S Army Air Corps in WWII in China, Burma and India Theater and had overseas assignments to Alaska and Germany before retiring from the Air Force in 1964 after 24 years. He then worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for federal civil service for 10 additional years. He was a military science instructor for the original group of instructors of the Air Force ROTC. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fairborn, WPAFB Officers Club, Retired Officers Association, Athens (GA) Masonic Lodge 22, American Association of Retired Persons, American Legion, National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the Fairborn Area Senior Citizens Association.

Survivors include his wife of 49 1/2 years, Louise Stevens Dean; a daughter, Debra Anne Dean of Fairborn; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles Henry, Jr and Deborah Dean of Enon; his brother's children for whom he had been the legal guardian, Marcia Conway of Cherw, S C, Pamela Pendegrast of Turbeville, S C and Richard Dean and Robin Dean of Florence, S C; a sister, Melba Anglin of Memphis, Tenn, and her children, James, Chuck and Mike Anglin and Sandra Yopp; two grand children, Charles H III and Ian M Dean of Enon and step-grandchildren, Kristine L Karmeris of Vandalia and Kathryn S Karmeris of Enon. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Louise Dean; a brother, Douglas Orr Dean and a sister-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Dean.

Services were held June 7 at the First Baptist Church of Fairborn with Rev Dr Tommy Stevens and Rev Dr David Rakes officiating. Burial, with full military honors, was in the Fairfield Cemetery.


Clemmie Tucker Dean

The date of publication was 7/23/1968. 

Services Friday Morning For Mrs. Dean 

  One of Cantons most beloved citizens, Mrs. Clemmie Tucker Dean, died late Tuesday night at the Madison General Hospital following a long illness.  Mrs. Dean was 82 (the day before her death)

  She was a native of Senatobia, daughter of the late B. A. and Maggie Ward Tucker.  She and her husband, Charles Hermon Dean, who is a prominent Canton attorney, have lived in Canton for the past 32 years and formerly lived in Brookhaven for 27 years before moving to Canton. 

  She was a graduate of Belmont College, receiving a degree in music in 1906.  She taught in the Senatobia schools for a short time prior to her marriage to Mr. Dean (March 25, 1909). 

  She was active in the work of the First Baptist Church in Canton, of which she was a member, having served as church organist for 20 years.  She also worked with the young people and the YWA in the church and was also active in the WMS of the church. 

  Final rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe T. Odle, the Rev. Johnny Lee Taylor and Dr. C.Z. Holland officiating.  Interment will follow in the Senatobia Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Friday.  The body will remain at the Breeland Funeral Home until time for the services. 

  She is survived by her husband, Charles Hermon Dean Sr. of Canton; two son, Charles Hermon Dean, Jr. of Jackson and Ben Tucker Dean of Pensacola (passage is cut off - also a daughter: Mrs. Paul G. Wiley of Alexandria VA.). 

Date of Newspaper Unknown

Hermon Dean, 94, rites today;
state’s oldest practicing attorney

  CANTON – Services for Hermon Dean, 94, of 337 East Center St., oldest practicing attorney in Mississippi, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Bethesda Cemetery in Senatobia. 
  Mr. Dean, a native of Senatobia, died Friday at his home of an apparent heart attack.  He attended Stetson University, graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1906 and from the University of Mississippi Law School in 1907.  After being admitted to the Mississippi Bar he joined a law firm in Brookhaven.  In 1936 he became attorney for Denkman Lumber Company, moving to Canton.  When Denkman, later King Lumber Company, moved, Mr. Dean remained in Canton, entering the private practice of law. 
  Mr. Dean served as trustee for the Baptist Children’s Village for many years and was recently honored when a building on the Tate County campus was named for him.  He was a member of the Madison County and Mississippi Bar Associations and of the First Baptist Church in Canton where he was a former Sunday school teacher and deacon.  In 1959 Mr. Dean and his wife, the former Clemmie Tucker, celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary.  She preceded him in death in 1968. 
  At the time of his death he was the oldest University of Mississippi School of Law alumnus, the oldest Vanderbilt University alumnus and one of the oldest members of the Sigma Chi fraternity. 
  Survivors include two sons, Ben Tucker Dean of Pensacola, Fla., and Charles H. Dean of Jackson; a daughter, Mrs. Paul G Wiley of Alexandria Va.; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Hermon Dean’s Life Example to All

  The people of Canton and Madison County lost a valuable citizen last week as Hermon Dean died peacefully at his home on Friday. 
  He was known by many as the oldest practicing attorney in Mississippi, having dedicated 71 years to his career. 
  But the true value of Hermon Dean’s life, as was suggested in a eulogy by Dr. C. Z. Holland, was not in the number of his years, but in the fullness in which he lived those years. 
  Hermon Dean was a remarkable man. 
  In a highly technical and complicated twentieth century, he stood out as a person who adhered closely to a set of values learned in a much simpler day.  They are values founded in the love of God and fellow man, and they are values from which Hermon Dean was not distracted in his lifetime of work and study. 
  Hermon Dean set an example of love and dedication, service and scholarship, that few can claim. 
  He was a very gentle man – but he proved that the gentlest of men can be the strongest when their strength comes from faith.  He was a quiet man – although his life is proof that the softest voice will be heard above the shouts of a generation when that voice has something to offer. 
  He had no enemies, because he destroyed enmity with kindness and love before they could be …(cut off here)…
  And in his personal generosity and charity, Hermon Dean found the kind of wealth that millionaires cannot afford. 
  The closest of his friends say that Hermon Dean’s own greatest treasure, and his greatest gift to this world, was in a loving and devoted family.  Indeed, it would be impossible to discuss Hermon Dean without discussing his beloved Clemmie Tucker Dean, who died in 1968, but whose life remained with Mr. Dean until his own death. 
  He left all those who knew him better for the experience – better in the understanding that a man who dares to live life in adherence with the truest of human values will find happiness and contentment. 
  In the services Tuesday, Rev. Louis Smith referred to a short bit of prose we believe characterizes the worth of Mr. Dean’s life.  We would like to quote it: 
  “This man is a success…
  “Who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; 
  “Who has gained the respect of intelligent men, and the love of children. 
  “Who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by and improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul. 
  “Who never lacked appreciation for earth’s beauty, or failed to express it. 
  Who looked for the best in others and gave the best he…  (cut off here)





 Updated February 22, 2012


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