Helen J. Dean FORK, S.C. - Mrs. Helen Louise Jeffords Dean, 66, wife of Douglas Dean, died Monday, July 29, 2013 at Carolinas Hospital System of Marion. Mrs. Dean, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, was born April 13, 1947 in Florence County, a daughter of the late George Liston Jeffords and the late Mirtie Lee Parker Jeffords. She had retired from Palmetto Restaurant after 25 years of service. Surviving Mrs. Dean in addition to her husband of the home are: her Children: Richard L. (Pam) Bell of Marion, Lori Ann (Randall) Blakely of Florence and Michael (Angela) Bell of Florence; her Grandchildren: Richie Bell, Trey Bell, Heather Bell, John Bell, Randall Blakely, Chelsea Blakely, Morgan Strickland and Amber Bell; 12 Great Grandchildren; her Stepchildren: Jeffory Dean of Goose Creek, Tonya Dean of Florence, Justin Dean of Florence and Kayla Dean of Florence; 6 Step-Grandchildren: her Bro-thers and Sisters: Billy (Nellie) Jeffords of Tim-monsville, Lewis C. (Terry) Jeffords of Florida, James E. (Carol) Jeffords of Florence, Ruby (Richard) Jenkins of Florence, Faye Strickland of Florence, Earle L. (Janice) Jeffords of Raleigh, N.C., Shelby Jackson of Florence, Wendell T. (Vivian) Jeffords of Conway and Todd Eric (Nedra) Jeffords of Darlington; and a Brother-in-Law: Michael (Verma) Dean of Florence. Mrs. Dean was pre-deceased by a brother, George Allen Jeffords. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Fri-day, August 2, at Devotion Gardens Cemetery, with Rev. Todd Jeffords officiating. The services will be directed by Cox-Collins Funeral Home of Mullins. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 P.M. at Cox-Collins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the , P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058.
This obituary was originally published in the Morning News (Florence, SC).