, Corbin, KY


February 27, 2014

Freda Wesley

CORBIN — Freda Dean Wesley, 66, passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 23, 2014, at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Born June 12, 1947, in Woodbine, 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, Ohio, 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 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 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 noon until 2 p.m. Thursday at Hart Funeral Home, Inc., located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.

Online condolences may be expressed at and

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