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Grandview Memory Gardens
Thursday January 27th, 2022

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Frances Irene Dean


Frances Irene "Sam" Dean, age 76, passed away Sunday, January 23, 2022 at her home.

Sam was a loving mom and momaw to her grandchildren and the decades of children she cared for while their parents were working. She simply loved children. Sam's favorite thing to pass the time was stay connected with family and friends on her tablet, or reading books. She will be very missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Dean; parents, George L. and Amanda McGuire Remines; brothers, Robert Remines, Erin J. Remines, Kenneth E. Remines and Luther C. "Chick" Remines.

Sam is survived by her sons, Walter E. Patton, Jr. and wife, Sherry of Dickson, Tenn., John K. Patton and wife, Amy of Marion, Va.; daughter, Robin L. Blevins and husband, Keenan of Shady Valley, Tenn.; sisters, Elizabeth Bandy and husband, Harold of Marion, Va., Cathy Carner and husband, Ed of Tazewell, Va.; brothers, George Remines of Tazewell, Va., Roy Remines and wife, Debbie of Bishop, Va., and Randy E. Remines of Tazewell, Va.; grandchildren, Meagan Anderson, Tiffany Patton, Ashley Patton, Colton Craft, Nathan Patton, Hannah Patton and Caleb Patton; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Special thank you to her sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Harold Bandy for helping her so much these last few years. We appreciate you more than you know.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Grandview Memory Gardens, 38659 Gov. G.C. Peery Hwy., Bluefield, Va. 24605, with Reverend Alan Gray officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Oak Presbyterian Youth Ministry, 139 West Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

To share memories of Frances Irene "Sam" Dean, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Sam's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Lizzy, may you find strength in God's Grace at this time. Please know that we are praying for you and we love you dearly. She held such a special place in our hearts. Kaydan and Tryson adored her! She taught them so much and her memory will be with them forever! We love you!!!

DiAnna Jan 30 2022 11:54 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Dean

Brenda and DiAnna Bice and Kaydan and Tryson Wingler Jan 30 2022 11:51 AM

John and Amy, we are praying for you and all your family, I'm glad that your mom was close to the Lord, Take care.

Bill and Barbara Weaver Jan 25 2022 11:54 PM

Sorry to hear about Sister Dean she was a special friend and person I know she enjoying heaven May God gave you peace and comfort We love you Bernice Wesley and Robert

Bernice Thomas Jan 24 2022 7:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Dean

Rick & Connie Harden Jan 24 2022 6:57 PM

I will miss you always Rest in Peace Aunt Irene my heart is broken . You never changed you always stayed the same loving caring funny aunt I always remembered when I was growing up. Like you told me that just because we all get older don't stop me from still being myself. You always knowed how a smile on your face and always had someone laughing.

Mary McFarland Stoneman Jan 24 2022 4:12 PM

I will always love you aunt Irene I really enjoyed the time we had on Facebook. I sure am going miss you.love you ❤️

Mary McFarland Stoneman Jan 24 2022 4:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Dean

Phyllis Elswick Jan 24 2022 3:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Dean

Susan Barlett Jan 24 2022 1:51 PM

Sam was a kind loving woman that always had a smile on her face and could make you laugh!! Rest in peace Sam,

Connie & Tom Jan 24 2022 1:34 PM

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