Mrs. Stella Dean, age 83, of Ponce De Leon, Florida went home to be with the Lord on January 25, 2008 in Pensacola, Florida with her family by her side. She was born April 4, 1924 in Ponce De Leon, Florida to T.R. and Lincy Arrant Padgett.
Mrs. Dean had been a resident of Ponce De Leon. She was Baptist by faith and a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in the yard and taking care of her flowers. She was a very talented seamstress. She enjoyed sewing for her daughters and attending church.
Mrs. Dean was preceded in death by her father and mother, her husband Russell Dean of almost 50 years, one brother James Padgett and one sister Clemmie Henderson.
Mrs. Dean is survived by her two daughters Ann D. Brazile and husband Charles of Ponce De Leon, Florida and Kathy D. Brazile of Bonifay, Florida; son-in-law David Brazile; three brother-in-laws Alcus A. Dean of Atlanta, Georgia, George Dean of Ponce De Leon, Florida, Allen Dean and wife Mamie of Fairhope, Alabama; two sister-in-laws Henrietta Rhodes of Ponce De Leon, Florida and Beulah Burgess her caregiver and husband Jerry of Westville, Florida and Betty Merchant also her caregiver; one sister Della Little of Ponce De Leon, Florida. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
A time of visitation will be held at 6:00~8:00 PM, Saturday, January 26, 2008 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home; 230 Park Avenue DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM, Sunday, January 27, 2008 at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Reverends Larry McGowan and Ike Steverson officiating.
Burial will follow in the New Ponce De Leon Cemetery.
[Burial: New Ponce de Leon Cemetery, Ponce de Leon]