Ben Dean

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, October 28, 1927
Page One

Last Rites For Prominent Citizen

Last ritesf ro (sic) Mr. Ben Dean, age 63, who died at the home of his daughter near Athens, Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock after an illness of one year, were held Sunday at two o'clock at the Bethabara church. Rev. J.W. McWhorter, pastor of the Baptist church of Winder, officiating. Interment following in the Bethabara cemetery.

Acting pallbearers were: Messrs Joe Crow, Eugene Crow, Clarence Cook, Corliss Jones, Aaron Dial and Ernest G. Hammonds.

Mr. Dean was born in Madison county and had lived in Oconee county for thirty-seven years. He was a member of the Baptist church, and one of the largest planters in Oconee.

Mr. Dean had always taken a great del (sic) of interest in church work and had been a member of the Bethabara church for a long number of years. He tok (sic) a prominent part in all affairs of his county.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. E.H. Flanigan and Mrs. J. M. Ogtetree; two sons, Messrs L.C. and J.R. Dean; three brothers, Messrs. D.W., W.P. and C.T. Dean; three sisters, Mrs. Fannye Cooper, Mrs. J.G. Cooper and Mrs. E.N. Day and seven grandchildren.