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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512


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May 14, 1997                 Page 5B


mrs. nellie dean


            Mrs. Nellie Dean, 79, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, May 3, 1997 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

Mrs. Dean was born in Harris County, GA on May 14, 1917, a daughter of the late Henry Emmett Alford and Nellie Slaughter Alford.  She was a homemaker and was the wife of the late Olin Dean, Sr., who passed away in 194.  The Deans lived in the Blairsville area since 1960, coming from Eastman, GA.  Mrs. Dean was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blairsville, GA.  She was a member of various organizations, including the Blairsville Garden Club, American Legion Auxiliary, NARFE and was active in fundraising for the American Cancer Society 

Mrs. Dean is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Olin, Jr. and J. Carolyn Dean, of Lanett, AL; daughter and son-in-law,, Lenell and Ron Sikes, of Tucker, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Donald Ray and Sheila Dean, of Lilburn, GA.  Five grandchildren also survive: Jeffrey Gordon Sikes, of Snellville; Susan Leigh Sikes, of Tucker; Brent Dean, of Birmingham, AL; Allison Edge, of Valley, AL; and Amanda Dean of Lilburn.

            Funeral services were held Monday, May 5, 1997 at 3 p.m. from First Baptist Church of Blairsville with Reverend B.A. Buchanan and Reverend Danny Parris officiating.  Special music was presented by Terry Hooper.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Elmer Thompson, Jeffrey Sikes, randy Edge, Michael Shaffer, Billy Womack, and Henry Alford.  Interment was in Blairsville City Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.