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Ruth Bryant, BURNSVILLE, N.C.

Published February 4th, 2012 9:00 pm

Ruth Barnett Bryant, age 77, of the Big Creek Community, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 3rd, at the Brian Center of Spruce Pine.
A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late Park and Mae Laughrun Barnett and the wife of Everett Bryant, who passed away in 2003. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Pamela Dawn Bryant.
She was a member of Big Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Ruth loved to cook.
Surviving are her daughters: Kathy Bryant and Debbie Wheeler and husband, David, of Burnsville; sons: Stanley Bryant, of Burnsville, Lynn Bryant and wife, Lisa, of Erwin, TN, Dexter Bryant and wife, Karen, of Marion, and Michael Bryant and wife, Shari, of Erwin, TN; sisters: Sarah McCurry and husband, Freddie, of Erwin, TN, Dorothy Cooper and husband, Ernest, of Huffman, TX, Pat Harrell and husband, Buster, and Peggy Bennett, all of Erwin, TN; brothers: Everett Lee Barnett, A.J. Barnett and wife, Faye, and J.C. Barnett and wife, Charlotte, all of Erwin, TN; eight grandchildren: Amber Wheeler, Mista Bryant, Miranda Schwock, Julie Keplinger, Tiffany Bryant, Ashley Bryant, Cameron Bryant and Michele Bryant; and three great-grandchildren: Jase, Rachel and Lucas Keplinger. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Monday, February 6th, in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. The Rev. Donnie Bryant will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7th, in the Adkins Cemetery on Big Creek.
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