Barbara Ann "Bobby" Dean



WOODFIN – Barbara Ann “Bobby” Dean, age 77, of Woodfin died Saturday, December 10, 2016.

Ms. Dean was born September 13, 1939 in Buncombe County where she had been a resident for most of her life. “Bobby” had worked as a waitress at The Mediterranean restaurant for almost 20 years. She was a daughter of the late Bill and Agnes Townsend Burleson and wife of the late James “Jimmy” Dean. In addition, she was preceded in death by sisters, Viola Davis Alethia Gerringer; and brother, Burnice Bugg.

Surviving are her sister, Louise Harwood; brother, Bill Burleson; and several nieces and nephews.

Her graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 14, 2016, in Ashelawn Gardens of Memory, with Reverend Philip Wilson officiating.

West Funeral Home, Weaverville is in charge of the arrangements.

Flowers are welcome.

For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Ms. Dean’s obituary at