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Rommie W. Bryan, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 31, 1885
Union Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 1971
Jackson Parish
Louisiana, USA

From: April 8, 1971 Winn Parish Enterprise News-American

Former Funeral Home Owner Dies In Jonesboro

Rommie W. Bryan, Sr., former owner of Southern Funeral Home, Inc., of Jonesboro and Winnfield, died on his 86th birthday, Wednesday, March 31, 1971 at the Hodge Clinic following a long illness. He was a native of Union Parish.

Bryan and his late wife, the former Janie Spurlock, purchased Southern Funeral Home in the early 1940s. He continued to have an active interest in the business until 1959.

He was deacon in the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro for many years and was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 380, F. & A. M. and the Order of the Eastern Star.

He is survived by one son, Rommie W. Bryan, Jr. of Dallas, Tex.; three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Bryan Price of Winnfield, Mrs. Lucille Boyd and Mrs. Farrah Holder, both of Jonesboro; three brothers, Leslie Bryan of Ruston, T. N. Bryan and O. B. Bryan, both of Downsville; one sister, Mrs. Sadie Reeves of Marion; 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro with Rev. John Alley officiating, assisted by Rev. James McNair.

Burial was in the Gayla Traina Memorial Cemetery in Jonesboro under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.


Note: R.W. Bryan Sr. was a Past Master of Downsville Lodge No. 143 F&AM in Downsville Louisiana. 
Family links: 
  Needham Russell Bryan (1853 - 1938)
  Sallie Bagwell Bryan (1860 - 1899)
  Janie Spurlock Bryan (1895 - 1966)*
  Evelyn Bryan Price (1915 - 1997)*
  W. Murrell Bryan (1916 - 1930)*
  Katie Lucille Bryan Boyd (1918 - 2011)*
  John Grayson Bryan (1920 - 1930)*
  Farrah Bryan Holder (1925 - 1993)*
  John Russell Bryan (1881 - 1966)*
  Ethel Bryan Golden (1883 - 1968)*
  Rommie W. Bryan (1885 - 1971)
  Elvie Harriet Bryan Brashier Cheatwood (1886 - 1962)*
  Elvie Harriet Bryan Cheatwood (1886 - 1962)*
  Elijah B. "Lige" Bryan (1888 - 1970)*
  Truston Needham Bryan (1890 - 1979)*
  Leslie James Bryan (1892 - 1988)*
  Sadie Ella Bryan Reeves (1894 - 1983)*
  Otis B. Bryan (1896 - 1981)*
  Delton Bryan (1898 - 1903)*
*Calculated relationship
Gayla Traina Memorial Cemetery
Jackson Parish
Louisiana, USA
Maintained by: W. Bryan Price
Originally Created by: Joshua Johnson
Record added: May 23, 2008
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Rommie W. Bryan, Sr
Added by: W. Bryan Price
Rommie W. Bryan, Sr
Added by: W. Bryan Price
Rommie W. Bryan, Sr
Added by: W. Bryan Price
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Mr Bryan was bornin 1885.
- Doris Hennigan
 Added: Jun. 5, 2009
Mr. BryanI just wanted to stop by and thankyou for the great company that you were one of the great founders of. Your Decendents Continue to carry on the fine quality that you founded back in 1944 May God Bless You and May You Rest In Eternal Peace Joshua...(Read more)
- Joshua Johnson
 Added: May. 23, 2008

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