News-Star: Obituaries

Pearl Duncan Dean

Pearl Duncan Dean, of Clayton, NC, passed Friday, December 26, 2014.

She was born September 24, 1915, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Duncan of Clayton, NC.

She lived in Clayton for 66 years, before moving to Emerald Isle in 1982, where she lived for 20 years. Her final home was in Wilmington, NC.

While living in Clayton, she was a member of First Baptist Church where she was active in Sunday school and Missionary Group. She also taught the beginners class in Sunday school and the R.A.

Mrs. Dean was a member of Clayton Women’s Club for more than 30 years and served on the Board of Trustees.

She was City Clerk for the town of Clayton for 17 years before retiring. In retirement she built a home in Emerald Isle, NC. While in Emerald Isle she was active in First Baptist Church of Swansboro, NC. She was president of the Sunday school class, a member of the Missionary Group, where she was treasurer. She also belonged to the Joy Club of First Baptist Church of Swansboro, NC and the Son Life Club of Piney Grove Baptist Church, Hubert, NC.

Mrs. Dean was also Treasurer of Cape Carteret A.A.R.P., a member of the Craft Club and Dinner Club in Emerald Isle. She was an active member of Emerald Isle Extension Homemakers.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Duncan, Clayton, NC, her husband, Douglas A. Dean, brothers B.H. Duncan, Dr. Charles R. Duncan, Arch V. Duncan, Frank Duncan, sisters, Mae D. Mooreland, Daisy Perry, Virginia Coltrane, Yvonne Pittman and her grandson, Johnny Ellis.

Surviving are two sons, Douglas Duncan Dean and wife Betty and children, Eloise Dean, Saralyn Bland and Marietta Dean. Benjamin A. Dean and wife Leia and children, Robert and Melissa. One daughter, Patricia D. Ellis and children Wendy and Scott.

She also had 11 great grandchildren.

She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Clayton Building Fund, Clayton, NC, 411 N. Fayetteville Street and First Baptist Church of Swansboro Building Fund, 614 W. Corbett Ave. 28584.

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