Monday, November 23, 2009

Willie Lee Dean aka "Peter Will"

I am saddened to announce that our employee, Willie Lee Dean aka "Peter Will" has passed away. He was pronounced dead at HRMC about 1:00 p.m. I received a call from police dispatch at 11:05 a.m. informing me that Peter Will's family had made a 911 call for assistance. The family decided that the ambulance service was taking too long to arrive and drove Mr. Dean from Clarianna Street (just off Airport Road) to HRMC - ER. Mr. Dean and his family met the ambulance in traffic near the home base of the ambulance service (on HWY 49 Bypass near the hospital) and arrived at the ER at 11:20 a.m. Efforts to revive Mr. Dean were not successful.

Mr. Dean did work, for many years, with our West Helena Water Utilities Company. He last worked on Friday, November 20, 2009. He had been to the ER over the weekend complaining of pain in his leg (he had recently had an operation). He was going to Little Rock today to visit with Dr. Victor B. Williams (Heart Surgeon -- Helena Native) according to his sister Linda Livingston. Peter Will was only 50 years old.

I am praying for and will the Dean Family.

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Honorable James F. Valley
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