Clifford Dean, son of Charles Dean and Minnie Barnes Dean, was born on Sept. 27, 1919, in Pocahontas, Ark., and died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 83. Mr. Dean was married to Elsie Pearl Palmer on March 1, 1974, and she preceded him in death on March 20, 1996. He was a retired farmer and of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include two sons, Carl Dean and Charles Dean, both of Bernie; one daughter, Gloria Vancil of Bernie; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Blanche Rasdon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at Landess Funeral Chapel in Malden with Rev. Leroy Young officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden with Landess Funeral Home of Malden in charge of all arrangements.