Aldean Mullins, surrounded by her family, went to be with her Heavenly Father and her husband and other family members on Sept. 1, 2010.
The daughter of William Lee and Canzada Quarry Jenkins, she was born March 7, 1919, in Commerce. She attended Scatterbranch School and had five sisters, Cordelia, Ella, Edna, Cuba and Rena. She married Weymon E. Mullins on Feb. 15, 1939, in Greenville at the Park Street Baptist Church; they were married 68 years.
Dean was a member of First Baptist Church for more than 60 years and founded The Cradle Roll. She loved working in the flower beds and tending to her yard with her husband, attending football games and school activities of her grandchildren, and she loved to cook (winning third place in the 1976 Annual Cowhill Cornbread Cooking Contest). She was a person who cared about everyone and wanted to help others in any way she could.
She is survived by her daughter, Myra Mullins Beadles of Commerce; grandchildren Brandon Beadles and wife Shane of Lake City, Fla., and Ashley Ryan Beadles and wife Tamara of Commerce; great-grandchildren Cody Lane Beadles, Sierra Ashleigh Beadles, and Laura Van Beadles, all of Florida; and nieces Doris Wade, Jane White and Margaret Ferrell.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband and parents.
Services were at the First Baptist Church in Commerce, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. with Bro. Johnnie Henderson officiating. Interment follows at Rosemound Cemetery under the direction of Jones Walker & Son Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Johnnie Ray Wade, Gary Bohannon, W.C. Ferrell Jr; Bill Kennedy, Justin La Cour, Buddy Jones, Conner John and Joe Spinato. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy White, W.C. Ferrell, Derek Bohannon and Scott Bohannon.
Special thanks to Frieda Teel and dedicated staff from Encompass Home Health and Dr. Rick Selvaggi and the nurses and staff of Commerce Presbyterian Hospital.
Thanks to those who visited at the hospital, for the flowers, care packages and cards. Thanks also to Pat McDaniels and a special thanks to Bill Kennedy for his constant care and support these last few years. His love and devotion to Weyman and Dean has helped make our lives more meaningful.
Published on  September 10, 2010