Martin L. Bo Dean, Sr. - PORTAL - Martin L. Bo Dean, Sr. 92, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014. Bo was born February 22, 1922 in Effingham County, GA to Malachi and Mary Dean. A decorated World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Army. Married 65 years ago to the late Janette Oglesby Dean, Bo and Janette resided in Savannah, GA until retirement in 1976 when they returned to Portal and he to his love of farming. He was a longstanding member of Portal United Methodist. Survived by his six children; Martin L. Dean, Jr. (Deborah) of Bloomingdale, Donna Sue White (Johnny) of Hardeeville, SC, Bobby Dean (Melanie) Springfield, Eddie Dean (Lisa) of Savannah, Linda Ann Thomas (Alvin) and Judy Lynn Brown (Larry) all of Portal. 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren and a sister, Fannie Faircloth. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00pm until 8:00 p.m. at Joiner Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11:00am at the Portal United Methodist Church. Interment with military honors will be in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in Portal. Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com. Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home Statesboro Chapel Savannah Morning News August 20, 2014 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.
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Published in Savannah Morning News on Aug. 20, 2014