Ernest Alton Dean, Jr.
  • 73 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 24, 1942
  • Date of passing: Feb 11, 2016
Let the memory of Ernest be with us forever

Ernest Alton Dean, Jr., 73 passed away Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Granville Medical Center.

A native of Granville County he was the son of the late Alton Dean, Sr. and Audrey Lee Dean. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and was a retired senior shop foreman at Athol Manufacturing for over forty-eight years. He was also an avid farmer.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church by Rev. Keith Williams and Rev. Randy Pittman. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Vickie Dean Boyd (Danny) of Oxford, Joy Lynn Dean of Rougemont, a step-daughter, Kathy Denny of Oxford, two granddaughters, Katie Denny Strickland and Casey Lynn Denny, a grandson, Jordan Dean Doolittle and lifelong companion, Jean Collins Bailey, along with Jean’s children, Scottie Bailey and Chris Bailey and Jean’s grandchildren, Timothy, Collin, Brent and Caleb Bailey.

Visitation will be held Friday evening February 12, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and at other times at the home of William and Linda Daniel, George Sherman Rd. Rougemont, N.C.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Gail Irvan on 13th February 2016

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family! I absolutely loved Ernest! He was truly one of the best men I have ever met. He always was available to help me out whenever I needed him. I can't explain how much he did for me while we lived in Berea. I didnt get to see him as much as I should have but he always was so happy to see me. I will miss his humor and his laugh. He will truly be missed.
Love always,
Gail Irvan, Rose and James"

This tribute was added by Betty Norwood on 12th February 2016

"sending prayers for the family from Jean Lunsford and family, former co worker at Athol"

This tribute was added by Billy Grissom on 12th February 2016

"prayers for the dean family"

This tribute was added by Brenda Brogden on 12th February 2016

"Vickie, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad.  You are in my thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Ralph N on 12th February 2016

"Dear Dean family, I am sorry for your pain, and loss. You can find real comfort in what God has promised, such as in John 5:28,29 -He promises that he is going to resurrect all those who have ever died, back to life again here on earth. And all the things that cause us sorrow, pain, and even death, will be gone forever. You can read about this in Revelation 21:3,4, and 1 Corinthians 15:26. To learn more about God's promises, go to JW.org."

This tribute was added by Deborah Lunsford on 12th February 2016

"Vickie,
I are sorry to hear of the death of your Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.May God's arms wrap around everyone in this tough time."

From Glenn Lunsford & Family"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Williamson on 11th February 2016

"My prayers are with all of Ernest loved ones. He will be missed. He was always one who loved to joke."

This tribute was added by Nicole Mangum on 11th February 2016

"Praying for everyone in this family. Earnest was a great person, and I will always appreciate him for so many reasons. He will definitely be missed by a lot of people in the Berea community. May God's arms wrap around everyone in this tough time."

This tribute was added by Larry & Peggy Jackson on 11th February 2016

"Vickie,
Peggy and I are sorry to hear of the death of your Father.  Ernest was a great friend and one that loved to pick on people.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Larry and Peggy Jackson"

This tribute was added by Sharon D Yancey on 11th February 2016

"My thoughts and prayers are with  Earnest Deans family at this time."


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