NEW SALEM, GA: Ruth Dean, age 89, passed away February 14, 2021. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. Ruth was a faithful member of New Salem Baptist Church as long as her health permitted.
She loved her flowers and, along with her family, had a vegetable garden that helped feed her neighbors and friends. After retiring from Rock City Gardens she enjoyed traveling, especially cruises, and shopping.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Dean Sr.; great-grandson Wayne Nave; parents John and Mary Lastinger; sister Gladys Kuhnert, brother Woodrow Lastinger.
She is survived by her daughter Jackie (Tony) Skiles; sons David “Dave” (Marcheta) Dean, Jr., Ron (Angie) Dean, Kenny Nave; grandchildren Jesse (Megan) Skiles, Ryan (Liz) Dean, Kyle Dean, Brittany (Thomas) Lyons, Aaron (Allison) Dean, Lindsay (Alan) Clayton, Alison (Zach) Mitchell; eleven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister Bertha Moore; special friend Dean Lowrance.
Graveside services will be held at Chattanooga National Cemetery Friday, February 19, 2021 at 12:30 PM with Brother Jim Hixon officiating.
The family would like to thank the staff of Amedisys Hospice for their professional and loving care of Mrs. Ruth during this time. They were the best.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ruth may be made to New Salem Baptist Church, 541 Scenic Highway, Rising Fawn, GA 30738.
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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton, Georgia