Harold Dean McCoury, 73, of Marianna died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at his residence.
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Dean pastored Heritage Cathedral church for 14 years and had worked for the Jackson County School Board for the last 13 years. He also served as a prison minister at ACI for the last 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bynum and Mabel McCoury; brother, Jerry McCoury; sisters, Lavonna Casterlin and Shirly Dickerson and son, Shane York.
Dean is survived by his wife, Sarah (Cathy) McCoury; four daughters, Renee June, Stephanie Eldridge, Becky Smith, and Amy Huckaby; 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 6 p.m., Monday, April 7, 2014 at Christian Center Church in Marianna with Pastor Jack Hollis, Pastor Tom Farmer, the Rev. Jerry McCoury and Bishop Flavious Pittman officiating. Interment was at Hatcher Cemetery in Freeport, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 10 a.m. with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2014 at Christian Center Church, 4791 Sheffield Drive, Marianna, with funeral services to follow. Family request flowers are omitted. Memorial contributions may be made to Emerald Coast Hospice, 4374 Lafayette Street, Marianna, FL. 32446. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at http://www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com/
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Apr. 9, 2014