Louise Evans Bryan

Born: Mon., May 9, 1927
Died: Sat., Jan. 28, 2012

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Alma Louise “Lou” Evans Bryan, age 84, of Athens, Georgia, formerly of Greensboro, Georgia, died Saturday, January 28, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospice House in Bogart, GA. Mrs. Bryan was born on May 9, 1927 in Anderson, South Carolina to the late Clarence Mason Evans and Dorcas Ginn Evans. In 1944 she graduated from Anderson Girls High School in South Carolina. In 1951 she married Jesse Goodwin Bryan, Sr. of Greensboro where they lived and raised their family. In 2005 they moved to Athens to be closer to their children. She was a homemaker and a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Bryan was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro. In addition to her husband, Jesse Goodwin Bryan, Sr. of Eatonton, GA, she is survived by a daughter, Melanie Bufford and husband Buddy of Watkinsville, GA; two sons, Jeffrey Bryan and wife Brenda of Bishop, GA and Goodwin Bryan Jr. and wife Beth of Watkinsville, GA; two sisters, Sarelle McKinley and Sharlene Burnette both of Anderson, SC; three brothers, Alvin Evans of Anderson, SC, Bronson Evans of Iva, SC and Johnny Evans of Chesapeake, VA; five grandchildren, Bryan Bufford and wife Danah, Brett Bufford and wife Karen, Kristi Bryan, Melissa Bryan and Evan Bryan; three great grandchildren, Atalie Bufford, Josey Bufford and Hudson Bufford; and many other relatives and friends. Graveside Services will be held Monday, January 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Greenview Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Dennis Garner officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers any memorials be made to St. Mary’s Hospice House, P. O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604 or because of her love for azaleas and flowers that anyone plant an azalea in her memory. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626,is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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James Whitehead
   Posted Sun January 29, 2012
Jeff and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. I pray that God will compfort you in this time of sorrow and give you peace in knowing that she is with him. We love yall, James and Cathy Whitehead

Nat and Louise Harwell
   Posted Sun January 29, 2012
Louise and I send our love and sympathy. No matter what the circumstances, it's always hard to lose a parent; we both know that pain, as well. Please know that the family is in our hearts and prayers. Nat

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Sun January 29, 2012
Melanie, Buddy and Bryan Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the days and weeks to come.

becky farmer
   Posted Sun January 29, 2012
Goodwin - I am so sorry about your mom. My prayers are with you and your family. Let me know if there's anything you need.

Jane Cobb
   Posted Sun January 29, 2012
Dear Buddy and family, My sympathy to all. Did not know the Anderson, SC connection. Two of our children were born there when Howell worked with The Upjohn Co. Sincerely, Jane Cobb

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Sun January 29, 2012
My sympathy to the Bryan family. Mrs. Bryan was a nice gentle lady. God Bless all of you.

Elizabeth (Bufford) and John Berg
   Posted Sun January 29, 2012
With our deepest sympathy in your loss. Love and prayers, Liz and John

Gail Walton
   Posted Sun January 29, 2012
Goodwin, I will be remembering your family. It's so hard to let go,but we must. Take care and be brave. Gail

Margaret Patrick
   Posted Sun January 29, 2012
So sorry for your loss, but isn't it wonderful to know that she is in Heaven with our Lord and Savior. She is not suffering and has seen His face. I know the next days, weeks, and months will be hard, but trust in the Lord to give you comfort. In His Love, Mike and Margaret Patrick and family

Meg Marshall
   Posted Mon January 30, 2012
Melanie, Buddy and family, I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. You are all in my prayers.

Bob Rainwater
   Posted Mon January 30, 2012
Very sorry for your loss.

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Mon January 30, 2012
Our deepest sympathies to your family. Herb and Jan Thurmond

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Tue January 31, 2012
Dear Melanie & Family, My family and I are praying for each of you. We pray that God will wrap you alll in His loving arms and give you strength, comfort and hope.

Dr. Phyllis M. Parks-Veal
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
I just learned of the loss of Mrs. Bryan. She and my Mother were friends at FLEC and enjoyed sharing books. May God Bless each of you.