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Audrey Carolyn Spears Dean

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Tuesday, November 23, 1937 - Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Lord called Audrey Carolyn Spears Dean home on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 after a lengthy illness. She was 81. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Rev. Johnny Belcher and Rev. Chip Oakley officiating. Interment will follow in the Hartford City Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home directing. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. 

Mrs. Dean was born November 23, 1937 to the late Cleatus and Cora Lee Spears. Carolyn attended Geneva County High School and later graduated with a degree in nursing from George C. Wallace Community College. She worked for 26 years as an LPN in area hospitals and nursing homes and retired from SAMC on June 1, 1990. Carolyn was a member of St. Paul UMC since June of 1953 when she married the love of her life, Lawrence Dean. She served as pianist and organist since 1953 and taught Sunday School for several years. She took care of the flowers in the yard and helped her husband cut the church yards. Carolyn organized a “Feed the Hungry” program at the church and served in various positions in the church. Her first love was the Lord, second her family, friends, and the church. She enjoyed serving others. 

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Dean; four children: Mary Ann Shields (Gary), Linda Carol Evans (Bruce), Teresa Gayle Brannon (David), and Jimmy Lamar Dean (Pat); seven grandchildren: Joshua Shields, Brandon Shields, Jeremy Evans, Wes Evans, Jason Brannon, Crystal Love, and Lindsey Snipes; several great-grandchildren; and other extended family and friends.

Funeral Service

Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018



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Kathy and Jeff Smith

Carolyn was a joy to know. I talked with her within the last month. Since moving to Texas she and Lawrence were someone we always stayed in touch with. She will be missed. Carolyn and Lawrence were the ones that brought us to St. Paul u.m.c.
Jeff and Kathy Smith
Mary Waldo Jouin

Sending deepest sympathy and thoughts to Lawremce and all the family from our family here in Arizona. Sincere regrets from Waldo, Pierre, Marc and Paul Jouin.

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