Obituary: James Ethridge Dean


Funeral service for James Ethridge Dean, age 76, of Cullman, will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2023, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. prior to the service.

Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Dean passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at St. Vincent’s Hospital. He was born November 22, 1946, to Hessie Dean and Willie Lou Dean.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Junior White.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Dean; children, Jason (Carrisa) Dean, Amanda Dean (Michael) Cotten, Jamie Dean Crook, Ryan Drummond, and Ritchie (Wenona) Drummond; grandchildren, Caden Crook, Brody Crook, Walker Dean, and Colby Drummond; and sisters, Thelene White, Ruth (Jim) Stovall.