Freda Dean Wesley

Freda Dean Wesley

June 12, 1947 - February 23, 2014

Freda “Dean” Wesley, 66, passed away Sunday morning, February 23, 2014, at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.  Born June 12, 1947, in Woodbine, KY, she was the daughter of the late Caleb Smallwood and Edna Brown Smallwood.

Following her graduation from Whitley County High School in 1965, Dean moved to Cincinnati, OH, where she met and married the love of her life, Charles “Wayne” Wesley.  Later, their only child, Ricky Lee Wesley, Sr., was born.

In addition to her father and mother, Dean was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Wesley; brother, Rex Smallwood; and granddaughter, Rachel Nicole Wesley.

Survivors include her son, Ricky Lee Wesley, Sr. and wife Brenda; two grandchildren: Sara Beth Wesley and Ricky Lee Wesley, Jr.; two great-grandchildren: Ava N. Kinnaman and Jackson W. Taylor; seven brothers: Lee Smallwood, Matt Smallwood, Don Smallwood, Kenny Smallwood, Gary Smallwood, Bill Smallwood, and Bernie Smallwood; and three sisters: Joyce Roaden, Linda Smallwood, and June Ramsey, as well as several nieces and nephews, other relatives, and numerous friends, to mourn her passing.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, February 27, 2014, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Herschel Walker and Matt Smallwood officiating.  Burial will follow in Brown Cemetery. 

 The family of Dean Wesley will receive friends from 12 – 2 P.M. Thursday at Hart Funeral Home, Inc., located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.


  • Joyce Smallwood Roaden
    Posted at 00:48h, 26 February Reply

    You will be missed until we meet again in heaven…what joy that will be…love you always sister Dean.

  • Sarah Beth
    Posted at 18:32h, 26 February Reply

    I love you and miss you mamaw . May you RIP . Give papaw and sissy my love. See you later. Love,
    -Sarah Beth, Ava, and Jackson .

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