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Kizzie Dean

Kizzie Catherine Adkins Dean 98 of McConnell passed away after a long illness with Alzheimer's disease on Thursday July 16, 2009 at Trinity Healthcare at Henlawson where she resided for 7 years and 4 months. She was born December 8, 1910 at Cove Gap, WV a daughter of the late Rayburn Adkins and Margaret Elizabeth Wiley McCoy Adkins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Aaron R. Dean. Also preceding her were her mother and father-in-law Rev. Joseph and Ruth Dean and her six brothers Hurston, Benjamin, Thomas and Earl McCoy and Joe and Hiram Adkins and one sister Ethel Adkins Neace. She was a postal employee for 17 years at Dehue and McConnell Post Offices. Kizzie was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of McConnell until her illness and she was a member for over 50 years. She was a Sunday School Teacher, a choir member and she arranged the flowers for the church every Sunday. She was past president of the Suburban Garden Club and she loved the flowers in her yard especially her lavender azaleas. Kizzie attended Morris Harvey Academy in Barboursvill until she relocated to Logan. She was a 1929 graduate of Logan High School. Survivors include two daughters Betty Burgess (Dick) and Jane Shepherd of McConnell. Three granddaughters Regina Al-Saigh and her husband Zack of Buffalo, New York, Rhonda Burgess of Lexington, Ky. and Andrea Shepherd of McConnell. She had one special niece Elzena Lucha of McConnell. Funeral services will be conducted Monday July 20, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Godby officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Zack Al-Saigh, Guy Burgess, Richard Jimison and Dale Lucha. Visitation will be one prior to the services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of McConnell or Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church of Logan. Online condolences may be sent to www.jamesfh.com James Funeral Home of Aracoma is in charge of the arrangements.

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Jane, You and your family members are in my prayers during this time. God comfort each of you and give needed strength.

Glenda Watts Greene Sep 8 2009 12:00 AM

Mrs Dean was a grand lady that enjoyed life from what i can remember of her.when i graduated from LHS IN 1972,i was seeing her granddaughter GINA and was going into the ARMY,sure to go to VIET NAM,she presented me with a BIBLE and told me she would pray for me.i still have that BIBLE to this day.Betty/Dick i am truley sorry for your loss.GINA/Rhonda your grandmother was special to you both and i know you have some fond memories of the sundays after church when we would ther for brunch.its been a long time ago but i still remember the fun we had there.you all ara in my prayers during this sad time.think of all the love she had for you both.LOVE Gary

garywhite Sep 8 2009 12:00 AM