-C. D. (slick) Reed
in " WOODPILE",
The Brady Herald
31 January, 1967
-Obituary from the Brady Standard
6 June 1969
One of the oldest active ranchers in West Texas is Charley Deans of Voca, who is still riding the range after more than four score years. In fact, "Uncle Charley" will be 85 years old next Sept. 26. He gets out among his Herefords on his 800-plus acre ranch every day, and he's still able to take care of his cattle and his own home. He lives alone and cooks his own meals. His wife, the former Lula Spiller, died in 1949. He has one daughter, Mrs. Marie Capps of Mason.
Charley M. Deans, 87, of Voca, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at Brady Hospital
after a long illness.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday (today) in Wilkerson Memorial Chapel, Jamie Hemphill, minister of the Mason Church of Christ, conducting. Burial will be in Voca Cemetery.
Mr. Deans was born Sept. 26, 1883, in Voca, and lived there all his life. He was a retired stockfarmer.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Marie Cole of Buchanan; four sisters, Mrs. Leona Holloway of Voca, Mrs. J. G. Milsap of Voca, Mrs. Ann Elliott of Angelo and Mrs. Emma Brown of Houston; one brother, Lewis Deans of Duncan, Ariz.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Harlan Lange of Mason, Mrs. Betty Ellis of Buchanan; one grandson, Sonny Capps of Crane; eight great grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Herman Attaway, Alton Holloway, W. B. (Buck) Ellison, J. E. Hargrove, Willis Hardin, and J. W. Behrens, all of Voca.