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Carolyn Ann Dean

December 16, 1945 — December 24, 2021

Carolyn Ann Dean, age 76 of Paris, TN, died Friday, December 24, 2021, in Cottage Grove, TN.

She was a homemaker, mother, and grandmother. Carolyn loved her family and took care of each and every one. She enjoyed cooking.

Carolyn was born December 16, 1945, in Paris, to the late Doss Dillon and to the late Edna May Winsett Dillon.

She married Jesse Granville Dean, who preceded her in death on March 2, 1994.

Carolyn is survived by two children, Edna Coulter of Paris and Jo Ann Pallay of Cottage Grove; one daughter-in-law, Debra Dean of Buchanan; three sisters, Janice Graves of Paris, Linda Berry of Puryear, and Judy (John) Roberts of Paris; one brother, James Dillon of Paris; five grandchildren, Jessica Pallay, Tyler Pallay, Jason Freeland, T.J. Freeland, and Kevin Freeland; four step grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Jesse Dean; one grandchild, Michael Dean; three sisters, Borenda Blackburn, Helen Dillon, and Faye Myers; and one brother, Roy Dillon.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242. Visitation will be Thursday, December 30, 2021, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Friday, December 31, 2021, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. The funeral service will be Friday, December 31, 2021, at 2:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers will be T.J. Freeland, Jason Freeland, Kevin Freeland, and Tyler Pallay.

Burial will follow in Birds Creek Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, December 30, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Ridgeway Funeral Home

201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242

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Visitation

Friday, December 31, 2021

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Ridgeway Funeral Home

201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 31, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Ridgeway Funeral Home

201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242

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