Harold Ralph Dean

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Harold Ralph "Rotten Ralph" Dean of Liberty died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at the V.A. Medical Center. He was 79. Born in Liberty on March 5, 1933, he was the son of the late John William and Sarah Velma Wright Dean. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and a carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Lanham Dean; a daughter, Rita Faye Nichols of Greenbrier, Ark; a son, Harold Edward "Harry" Dean of Liberty; four step-children, Beverly (and Tim) McAninch, Carla Denny and Cathy Elmore, all of Liberty and Billy Gibson of Ohio; two grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; three brothers, John Edwin Dean and James Larry Dean, both of Moreland, and Leonard Dean of Palm Dale, Calif.; four sisters, Rosa Carol Bertram of Stanford, Betty Carmicle and Linda Peavey, both of Liberty, and Maryann Blair of Columbia. He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Dean. Funeral services were Sept. 10 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dwight Coffman and Rev. Jeff Edwards officiating. Burial was at Peavey Cemetery with military rites performed. Pallbearers were Tim and Johnny McAninch, Justin Tosh, Danny J. Nichols Jr., Eric Dean and Justin Wilson. Bartle Funeral Home Liberty was in charge of arrangements. www.bartlefuneralhome.com.
Published in The Casey County News from Sept. 10 to Sept. 12, 2012