Funeral    services    for    Mr.   Dean   Mellema,   65,   of
Gainesboro, Tennessee, will be held at 2 P.M. on Friday, May
11, 2007, at Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home  in
Gainesboro, TN. The family has chosen cremation.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5 – 9 P.M., and
on Friday from 12 noon until time of services.

Mr. Mellema passed away on Monday, May 7, 2007,  at the
Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN.

He was born March 6, 1942, in Roseland, Minnesota, to the
Sam   and   Edna  Mellema.    On June 9, 1984, he was
married  to  
Ann Mellema,  who  survives.   He  was  a  retired
insurance adjuster for State Farm Insurance, and served in the
U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era.

In  addition  to  his  parents,  he was preceded in death by
Alvin Mellema.

Survivors include
his wife: Ann Mellema of Gainesboro, TN; 2   
  Charles  (Barbara)  Brown  of  Gainesboro, TN, and
Robert (Remonia) Mellema of Cookeville, TN;
1 Daughter: Lori
(Duane    “Billy    Bob”)     Rush      of     Gainesboro,    TN;    
 Justin,  Josh,  Rachel,  Justin,  Jacob,  Caleb,
Dean, Rebecca, A.J., Toney, and Debbie;   
2   Brothers:  Dale
Mellema of Walled Lake, MI,  and  Earl Mellema  of  Arden Hills,
Minnesota;   and   
3   Sisters:    Gloria   Jellum    of   St. Cloud,
Minnesota, Joyce Johnson   of  Lake Havasu City, AZ, and Betty
Ericsson of Penn Valley, CA.

Bro. Buddy Johnson will officiate at the services.
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