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Rufus & Bertha (Hembree) Bryant

Submitted by: Dale Standifer

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Bertha (Hembree) and Rufus Bryant
Burial at Spring Creek Cemetery, Oklahoma City.
with family connection to Atoka County, Oklahoma

Farris Cemetery

Rufus M. Bryant. 80 years 2 months and 10 days old when he died, passed away Feb. 19, 1991.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Warr Acres First Church of the Nazaarene with interment in Spring Creek Cemetery. Rufus owned and operated Rufus Bryant & Son Construction for 40 years. He was active with Warr Acres Senior Citizens Center, where he had a music minitery for 10 years with Warr Acres Western Swing Band. He helped organize the Warr Acres Fire Dept. and served as a City Councilman for 14 years. He was active in getting the Warr Acres Library, City Hall and Community Center built. He was a Christian man who loved God and life. He was a good provider and proud husband, father and grandfather, who still had a big place in his heart for music. Regardless of health conditions and even from his hospital bed, he kept all committments for nursing home enteraniment by calling others to go in his place.

Survivors include his wife, Susie; 5 children, Hazeln Karnish of Bethany, Rachel Morton of Warr Acres, Raymond Bryant of Warr Acres, Carolyn Heare of Edmond, Krissonda Ward of Monticello, MN.; 3 stepchildren, Linda Lynch of San Diego, CA., Allen Brown of Springtown, TX., and Gary Brown of Yukon; 2 sisters, Lena Brown of Paradise, CA., and Beulah Payton of Hanford CA., 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. I

n lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Salvation Army or the Warr Acres Church of the Nazarene.

Bill Merritt Funeral Home, Bethany

Bertha "Bee" Bryant of Oklahoma City died Thursday.

Survivors: Husbant, Rufus Bryant of the home, children, Carolyn Heare of Edmond, Krisonda James of Elgin, Raymond Bryant, Hazel Karnish and Rachel Morton, 3 sisters, 2 brothers and 4 grandchildren.

The family has requested Memorials be made to The American Cancer Society. Services 2 p.m. Saturday Merritt Chapel.

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