Nell Harrell Dean
July 24, 1938 – September 29, 2021

Graveside funeral services for Nell Harrell Dean, 83, of Whigham, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 3, 2021, in Mizpah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Pelham, GA.  Rev. Nathan Fowler will officiate.  Mrs. Dean passed away at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, GA, on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

Mrs. Dean was born on July 24, 1938, in Camilla, GA, to the late Donald Harrell and Kate Dixon Harrell. On February 28, 1958, she married James Madison Dean, who preceded her in death on August 20, 2001.  They were married for 43 years.  She was a seamstress until her retirement.  She was a member of New Home Freewill Baptist Church in Climax, GA.  She was lovingly called “Granny Nell” by family and friends.

Survivors include: her children, Chad Dean (Janet) of Whigham, GA, Pam Bennett (Bruce) of Attapulgus, GA; grandchildren, Kati Blocker of Whigham, GA, Dean Blocker of Attapulgus, GA, Chase Dean (Koral) of Thomasville, GA, Casey Dean (Caleb) of Cairo, GA; brother, Jerry Harrell of Camilla, GA, sisters, Joyce Barrett of Cairo, GA, Phyllis Scarborough (Howard) of Camilla, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Kate Harrell and her husband, James M. Dean.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Dean’s memory to: Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 5079 Old 179 North, Whigham, GA 39897.

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