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LINDA RAY DEAN

August 20, 2018

LINDA RAY DEAN, 68, of Milton, passed on to her eternal reward on August 14, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Linda was born in Huntington to the late Bernard E. “Gene” Ray and Orlena Elkins Ray on November 21, 1949. She graduated from Milton High School in 1967 and attended Marshall University. She retired from the WV Division of Highways after serving as office assistant for 35 years. She worked for several years at H&R Block as a tax professional. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan Carl Dean Jr., and one stepson. Linda is survived by her son, Justin Ray Dean of Ormond Beach, Fla.; one sister, Diana Ray Bird (Robert) of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; one brother, Dale Ray (Guy Shawkins) of Dublin, Ohio; two stepsons, one niece and four great-nephews; as well as Maggie and Missy, her two beloved cats. Funeral services will be held at Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington, Monday, August 20, 2018, at 1 p.m. with Reverend Robert “Bob” Ray of Cyrus Creek Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Memorial Park Cemetery, Milton. Visitation will be held at Chapman’s Mortuary on Monday, August 20, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Little Victories Animal Rescue Group Inc., Ona.

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