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 Rommie William Bryan, Sr

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Rommie William Bryan, Sr

  • Birth 31 Mar 1885 Downsville, Union Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death 31 Mar 1971 Hodge, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 27019474

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.

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Note: R.W. Bryan Sr. was a Past Master of Downsville Lodge No. 143 F&AM in Downsville Louisiana.



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  • Maintained by: W. Bryan Price
  • Originally Created by: Joshua Johnson
  • Added: 23 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27019474
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rommie William Bryan, Sr (31 Mar 1885–31 Mar 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27019474, citing Gayla Traina Memorial Cemetery, Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by W. Bryan Price (contributor 48025530) .