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Arm wrestling legend passes

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Cleve about 2001 (Source: IRONGAME-HERITAGE.COM) Cleve about 2001 (Source: IRONGAME-HERITAGE.COM)
Cleve as seen from a recent newspaper interview (Source: Cobb Funeral Chapel) Cleve as seen from a recent newspaper interview (Source: Cobb Funeral Chapel)

Luther Cleve Dean, known worldwide for his prowess as a world champion arm wrestler, died Tuesday at a hospital in Stockbridge, GA.

Cleve was a life long native of Pavo, and was known as a kind, gentle soul who was unbeatable in his sport.  Early reports indicate that he had a heart attack at age 58.

Dean's funeral will be at 11:00AM Saturday at Salem Baptist Church in Pavo, GA.

Family visitation takes place  Friday, 6-8 at Cobb Funeral Chapel in Moultrie.

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