Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


May 6, 2014

John A. Dean 1923-2014

CARTER — John A. Dean, 90, of Grayson, went to be with his Lord on Monday, May 5, 2014, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.  

He was born Sept. 26, 1923, in Wheeling, W.Va., a son of the late John Alexander Dean Sr. and Margaret Simmons Dean.  

He was a Methodist minister at various churches in Carter, Boyd, Greenup and Magoffin counties and a 63-year member of Pactolus United Methodist Church. He was a farmer, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a former member of the Carter County Ministerial Association and DAV Chapter 147 and a board member of the Good Samaritans.  

John was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Virginia Hannah Dean, in 2013; sisters Mary Anderson, Rose DeBolt, Emma Metzger and Georgia Hoffman; and a brother, Ernest Carroll.  

His survivors include a son, John B. Dean of Grayson; and a sister, Elizabeth Black McGranahan of Wheeling.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Tom Riffe. Burial will be in Hannah Family Cemetery.  

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Pactolus United Methodist Church, 112 Karen Circle, Grayson, KY 41143 or the Kentucky Methodist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 749, Versailles, KY 40383.

Condolences may be sent to malonefuneralhome.com.  


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