Mr. Dean died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, following an extended illness.
Born May 6, 1942, in Detroit, Mich., he was a son of the late Herman Aubrey and Edna Eloise Nabors Dean.
Mr. Dean was retired from General Motors Co. after many years of service and worked part-time in Helen, for Innsbruck Resort & Golf Club. He was a very active member of Providence Baptist Church in the Batesville Community, serving on several pastor search committees, as an usher, and a door greeter. Mr. Dean was also an avid golfer, a Georgia Tech fan and enjoyed NASCAR racing.
Survivors include his loving wife of 27 years, Martha Mikell Dean of Clarkesville; sons and daughters-in-law, Allen Stephen Dean Jr. (Melissa) of Stockbridge, Randall Brian Dean (Shawn) of Mansfield; stepson and wife, Tony Futch (Loretta) of Cleveland; grandchildren, Amanda Sockwell (Adam) of Atlanta, Rachael Meaders (B.J.), Annie Futch, Jesse Futch, all of Cleveland, Grayson Danes and Evan Danes, both of Mansfield; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today, Aug. 1.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests all donations be made to the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Gideons International, or to the American Cancer Society.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.