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Gaila Dean

May 18, 1948 — March 16, 2023

Gaila Johnson Dean, 74, of Benton, TN passed away on March 16, 2023. She was born on May 18, 1948, to the late Benjamin and Beulah Johnson. She was of the Baptist faith. Gaila loved to go dancing twice a week and enjoyed traveling to the beach and Arizona to visit family. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two husbands, Sterlin Terry and Ray Dean; as well as four sisters Wanda Tremi, Ann Holcomb, Robbie Peterson, and Bobbie Forhand.

She is survived by her sons Scott Godfrey (Nicki) of Chatsworth,GA, Darrell Godfrey of Polk County, and Clay Terry (Ann) of Cleveland; siblings Jim Johnson (Wendy), Stanley Johnson (Vicki), Polly Ross, Patsy Berry (Ray), Irven Johnson, Tony Johnson, and Perry Johnson; grandchildren Jeremy Godfrey, Kevin Godfrey, Josh Godfrey, Ryan Godfrey, Austin Godfrey, Autum Rutledge, Lauren Havens, and Cory Rutledge; great-grandchildren Simon Godfrey, CJ Godfrey, Daylyn Godfrey, Keegan Rutledge, Kody Rutledge; as well as many other nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

A Celebration of Life memorial will be held on April 15, 2023, at Benton Church of God located at 587 Clemmer Ferry Road, Benton, TN 37307 at 3:00 PM with a potluck to follow.

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