2017-05-17 / Obituaries

Dean M. Drake

Midville, Ga.-Mr. Dean M. Drake, age 82, died Sunday, May 14, 2017at his residence.

He was born in Jenkins County, a U. S. Army veteran, and a retired teacher from 1963 until 1993 at Swainsboro Tech and was the last surviving original instructor.

He was a Deacon of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home in Millen.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with Rev. Butch Taylor and Dr. Ray Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in the Deep Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Tyler Drake; 3 sons, Chris Drake (Pam), Darryl Drake (Donna), and Ashley Drake (Cindi); a daughter, Laura D. Hackworth all of Millen; a sister, Bonnie D. Wampler of Norcross; 6 grandchildren, Maggie Drake Forehand, Julie Drake Freeman, Jared Hackworth, Jamie Drake, Conley Drake, and Dawson Drake; and a great grandchild, Roseanna Freeman.

Active Pallbearers will be David Oglesby, Donald Oglesby, Leonard Oglesby, Butch Frye, Larry Hall, Bunny Johnson, Gary Hodges, and Walt Donald.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Deacons of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.

Crowe-Fields Funeral Home of Millen in charge of arrangements.

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