Nellie Mae “Nell” Dean Leonard, age 93, died Monday, February 21, 2011 at her home. A native of Granville County, she was the daughter of the late John W. Dean and Jennie Puckett. She was a member of Oxford United Methodist Church and was retired from Lovely Lady Beauty Salon.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011 at 2:00 P.M.at Oxford United Methodist Church by Rev. John Yount and Rev. Pat Hawkins. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
Surviving is her son, Howard Leonard, Jr. of Putaluma, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Leonard, Sr. and a brother, John W. Dean, Jr.; sisters, Verlon D. Watkins, Lillian Norwood, Hazel Dean and Alfreda Tillotson.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. prior to the service.
Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home is assisting the Leonard family. For online condolences go to www.hallwynne.com and select obituaries.