Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

January 5, 2013

Clarence David “Dean” Music

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Clarence David “Dean” Music, age 62, of 63 Houston Hill, Elkhorn (PO Box 26, Northfork), passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Born on Feb. 9, 1950 in Mingo County, he was a son of Cynthia Justus of Fairfield Lane and the late Clarence Music.

He was a retired coal miner and truck driver and had lived in McDowell County most of his life.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Louella Mae Christian.

Survivors include his mother, Cynthia Justus of Fairfield, Pa.; three daughters, Angela Music of Elkhorn, Anita Music Blanton of Radford, Va., and Patricia Havens of Maybeury; five grandchildren, Brittany Blankenship, Kaylee Blanton, Joshua Blanton, Trey Havens and David Havens; five brothers, Bobby Music, Jerry Lane, Sammy Lane, Jimmy Lane, and Red Musick; three sisters, Ilene Lane, Ilene Graham, and Janie Justus; special sister-in-law, Mary Napier and her husband Donald, who was like a son.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Ark of Safety Church in Roderfield with Pastor Martin West and Pastor Joey Proffitt officiating. Burial will follow at the Christian Cemetery in Roderfield with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Friends may call on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. at the church.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.