Thursday, June 2, 2011

Andrew A. Bryant (June 1, 2011)

Andrew A. Bryant age 88 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 5:36 A.M. on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Wayne Health Care in Greenville. Andrew was born November 3, 1922 in Williamsburg, Kentucky, to the late John & Alice (Martin) Bryant.

Andrew retired from Darke County Ditch Maintenance Department. He also formerly farmed and worked at Champion Paper Company in Piqua. Andrew was an Ordained Deacon in the Philadelphia Baptist Church in Brodhead, Kentucky.

In addition to his parents, Andrew is also preceded in death by his wife, Rosie B. (Benge) Bryant on September 13, 1998 whom he married October 24, 1942; son, James Russell “Russ” Bryant; son-in-law, David Stinnett; grandsons, Tony Bryant, Wayne Jr. Reel and Dakota Drew Jay; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Andrew is survived by his sons & daughters-in-law, Chester & Patty Bryant of Gettysburg, Dillard & Judy Bryant of New Castle, Indiana, Dewey & Michelle Bryant of New Castle, Indiana, Glen & Jeanette Bryant of Greenville and Wendell Bryant of Piqua; daughters & sons-in-law, Violet “Vi” & Wayne Graham of New Castle, Indiana, Vurna Stinnett of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, Beulah & Don Ditton of Warsaw, Indiana, Glenda & Albert Case of Greenville and Christine Sumwalt of Winchester, Indiana; 27 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren; special friend, Evelyn Mann of Greenville; brother, James Bryant of Sidney; and sister, Lola Abner of Crab Orchard, Kentucky.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Albert Case officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hills Memory Gardens in New Castle, Indiana. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Sunday from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Comprehensive Health Network of Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through