June 8, 2014

Mirl Rachel Bryan

Mrs. Mirl Rachel Bryan, 93, of Tunnel Hill, departed this life Sunday morning, June 8, 2014, at her home.

Mirl was born May 1, 1921, in Moro, Ark., a daughter of the late Arvil Scott and Selena Carolina Caraway Riggins.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Columbus Bryan, and a son, Jack Danny Bryan. She was retired from Shaw Industries where she worked for more than 20 years.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Rachel Lutrell Wilson of Tunnel Hill, and Pat and Hub Mooney of Dalton; son, Jasper James “J.J.” Bryan of Rome; grandchildren, Chris Mooney, Jackie Nelson, Pamela Payne, Julie Rensink, Scott Wilson and Judy Tatum; great-grandchildren, Kelsey Payne, Baleigh Payne, Thomas Rensink, Jamie Rensink, Christy Tatum, Amy Tatum, Drew Nelson and Jacob Nelson; brother and sister-in-law, Victor Carl and Estaleen Riggins of Buchanan, Mich.; brother-in-law, Norris Otto of Moro, Ark.; sisters-in-law, Mae Peacock of Columbus and Lee Cameron of Jonesboro; and several nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Mirl Rachel Bryan will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Starnes officiating.

She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband at West Hill Cemetery with her close family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.

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