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Herbert Benjamin Dean

Born: Thu., Jan. 16, 1941
Died: Tue., Sep. 12, 2017


11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 16, 2017
Location: Pennington-Smith Funeral Home Chapel

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Sep. 16, 2017
Location: Pennington Funeral Home

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Herbert Dean, 76, of Dixie, entered into rest, Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

Born January 16, 1941, in Rising Fawn, Georgia, he was the son of the late James and Dora (Castleberry) Dean. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by brother, Gene Dean; sisters, Peggy Curran and Wanda Sue Price

He served in the United States Army.

Herbert is survived by his loving wife, Minnie (Ferrell) Dean of Dixie; daughters, Kimberley Naylor of Drennan, Christina “Chrissy” Wooten of Dixie; brothers, William Dean of Alabama, Ronnie Dean of Missouri; sisters, Darlene Grodzki of Georgia; grandchildren, Brittany Thomas of Summersville, Kaitlin Naylor of Drennan, and Makayla Wooten of Dixie.

Memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister Dennis Preast officiating. Burial will follow in the Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

Friends may gather with the family at 11:30 a.m. prior to service at the funeral home.

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Kim Jones
   Posted Thu September 14, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. If there is something I can do for your please let me know.


Beth Moore
   Posted Fri September 15, 2017
Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of such a loved one. My heart is with you.  As well as this beautiful encouraging promise, John 5:28,29 "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."   Imagine that day when all our dear loved ones are brought back to life through a resurrection and reunited with us again.  What a truly beautiful promise of comfort and hope and how we long for that special day so close at hand.

Kay Jablonka
   Posted Fri September 15, 2017
I will always remember Herb's laugh, so joyful and booming. He was a happy man. My favorite memory will always be Chrissy's wedding day. Herb smiling ear to ear as father and daughter came together on the dance floor. As he held her, a tear came to his eye. This was a loving father and family man. This is what I take with me. Cherish your memories and hold them close. God grant His mercy and peace to you in this time of sorrow.

Kaye, Charleston, WV
   Posted Mon September 18, 2017
Thank you for your service to our country Mr. Dean!

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