Jane B. Dean: Feb. 9, 2019

Published 1:23 pm Monday, February 11, 2019

Mrs. Jane Batton Dean, age 88, of Stone Mountain, Ga., passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at The Phoenix at Tucker Senior Living Facility. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Montezuma United Methodist Church with the Rev. C. Dick Reese Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Bertha Dozier Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10-10:50 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall before the service.

Mrs. Dean was born Jan. 28, 1931 in Montezuma, Ga., to the late Samuel Edward Batton and Mary Hill Batton. She graduated from Montezuma High School in 1948. She then attended Georgia Southwestern College where she graduated in 1950. While in college, she was a member of Kappa Gamma Sigma (‘49, ‘50, President ‘50), GSW Marshal (‘49, ‘50), Gale Staff (‘50), B.S.U. (‘50), Cotillion Club (‘49, ‘50) and G.A.C. (‘50). After graduating, she was a bookkeeper in Warner Robins for three years before she married the love of her life, Lucius L. Dean Jr, in 1953. Mrs. Dean became a full-time homemaker as well as bookkeeper for Dr. Dean and occasional back-up dental assistant/receptionist. She was also a very devoted member of Montezuma United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir and working with the UMYF. Mrs. Dean was an active volunteer for Macon County running the election polls and taking census data. She enjoyed playing bridge (Life Master), playing tennis, sewing, dancing, and was a member of many different clubs in Montezuma.

Mrs. Dean is survived by her daughter and two sons: Marianne Peel (Jimmy) of Stone Mountain, Ga., Ed Dean (Polly) of Athens, Ga., and Tom Dean (Sherry) of Alpharetta, Ga.; five grandchildren: Kaitlyn Peel, Sydney Dean Horvath (Nick), Chelle Dean (Orlando), Erin Dean Callaway (Mayson) and Sam Dean (Chelsea).

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dr. Lucius Dean.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in memory of Mrs. Jane B. Dean to Montezuma United Methodist Church, Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 159, Montezuma GA 31063 or Agape Hospice Care, 575 Old Norcross Rd, Suite A, Lawrenceville GA 30046 or to your favorite charity.

To sign our online registry or to send condolences to the family, you may visit Mathews’ website at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.