An elder-statesman and true humanitarian of Crossville and Cumberland County has passed away. Making the announcement Saturday morning on his Facebook page, current Mayor Pro-Tem of the Crossville City Council, JH Graham III, announced that Earl Dean passed away. Dean had served several years on the city council himself and before that, had served as mayor of the City of Crossville. He was also the former president of the Monticello Canning Company, a business that thrived under his leadership for many years. Funeral arrangements for Earl Dean will be forthcoming.