February 23, 1898
Mrs. E. M. Dean died at her husband’s residence six miles northeast of Farmerville, Monday morning at 10 o’clock. She had been in bad health for some time, and her family and friends realized several days before the death summons came that her earthly career was near at a end. Mrs. Dean was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stancil, old and respected antebellum citizens of this parish. She was a good christian woman, a devoted wife, loving mother and kind, charitable neighbor. She leaves an aged husband, several children and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. To them The Gazette extends deep sympathy in their sad hour.