Sherry G. Dean, 75, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, in Nacogdoches

Sherry G. Dean, 75, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 23, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Strong Cemetery in Huxley with Bro. Billy Windham and Bro. Michael McArthur officiating.

Born August 28, 1944, in Sudan, she was the daughter of the late James Gordon Graves and Ruth Lee Graves.  She worked as a bookkeeper for ACE Hardware for over twenty years.  Her hobbies included crocheting, gardening, cooking, caring for her pets, and spending time with her grandson.  Mrs. Dean was a faithful member of New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children, Clint Tanner of Center and Debbie Gilchrist and husband Scott of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Aaron Gilchrist of Shelbyville and Brian Gilchrist and wife Meredith of Richardson; great grandchildren, Hadley Gilchrist and Hutton Gilchrist both of Richardson; brother and sisters, David Graves and wife Tina of Logansport, Louisiana, Joyce Singleton and husband George of Tyler, and Jo Lynn Rigdon and husband Terry of Greenwood, Louisiana; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, J.E. Dean; parents, James Gordon Graves and Ruth Lee Graves; and niece, Kristen Lewis.

Pallbearers will be Brant Graves, Cody Lewis, Keith Jefferson, Delbert Johnson, Bo Warren, and Phillip Chambliss.  Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Magee, John Howard, and Thomas Howard.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com