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James Deans


James Deans

Date of Service: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Time of Service: 3:00 PM

James Elton Deans, Sr., 78, a resident of the Bobbitt Community, died Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Maria Parham Health. Born on December 23, 1942, in Nash County, he was the son of the late Lonnie Elton Deans and Ruby Wall Deans. James was a retired Lieutenant with the Vance County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of Plank Chapel United Methodist Church where he was active in the Methodist Men. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 3:00 PM at Plank Chapel United Methodist Church by Dr. Carolyn Roy. He is survived by his wife, Kay Williams Deans of the home; one son, James Elton Deans, Jr. (Donna) of Henderson; two daughters, Shannon Franks (Gary) of Garner and Pam Jackson (Gavin) of Henderson; two sisters, Elizabeth Dickerson (Curtis) and Nancy Brantley (Harold) of Bailey; two brothers, Marvin Deans (Elizabeth), Rondy Deans (Catherine) of Bailey; sister-in-law, Brenda Deans of Nashville; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Starlon Deans. The family will receive friends on Wednesday following the service in the Fellowship Hall at Plank Chapel United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UMCOR, 458 Ponce De Leon Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. Those attending the service and visitation are asked to wear appropriate face coverings and practice social distancing.

Date of Death: Sunday, April 18, 2021

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