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Sophie Hove Dean, 90, dedicated to her family

Sophie Hove Dean, a devoted wife and mother who dedicated her life to taking care of her family, died Jan. 20, 2014, at the age of 90.

She was a life-long resident of Barhamsville until 2012 when both she and her husband moved to Spring Arbor of Williamsburg. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Spring Arbor for their loving care and assistance.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Mabel Hove; twin sister, Margaret Dean; and sisters, Rachel Dean and Alice Philips.

Sophie is survived by her husband of 72 years, William Paul Dean; daughters, Ruth Fostek (Alex), of Eltham and Janis Little (Chris), of Providence Forge; son, Billy Dean (Yvonne), of Barhamsville; sister, Elizabeth Moody (Jack); 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Vincent Funeral Home, 417 11th Street, West Point, VA 23181. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 22051 Tabernacle Road, Barhamsville, VA 23011. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

Memorials may made to Tabernacle United Methodist Church or Tabernacle Memorial Association, c/o Wayne Healy, PO Box 1169, West Point, VA 23181.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Vincent Funeral Home.


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