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Young’s Funeral Directors

508 Champagnolle, El Dorado, AR

OBITUARY

Emily Rebecca Ann Martin Bryant

December 7, 1936February 7, 2020
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Emily Rebecca Ann Martin Bryant, 83, of Smackover, passed away February 7th, 2020, in El Dorado, Arkansas.

She was born December 7th, 1936 to William Elbert Graham and Anne Elise Chronister in Jones County, Mississippi. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi and played the trumpet in band. She was a department manager for Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance Company. Rebecca attended First Baptist Church of Smackover.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Murray Martin; second husband Leo Bryant and brother Samuel Graham.

Survivors include her daughters Elise Rice of Smackover, AR, Donna Cotter (Bob)of Greer, South Carolina, and Sarah Martin (Sharon) of Fayetteville, AR; brother William Chronister Graham (Barbara) of Houma, Louisiana; sister Martha Currie of Brandon, Mississippi; grandchildren Kimberly Kellum (Joe) of Starkville, MS, Tiffany Carter (Joe) of Smackover, AR, Bobby Cotter (Patricia Taylor) of Boiling Springs, SC, Thomas Cotter (Kaci) Greer, SC; six great grandchildren, and her beloved dog, Max.

Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 15th, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Smackover with Bro. Carley Davis officiating. A visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at 10:00 A.M. under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Smackover, 201 W. 7th, Smackover, AR 71762.

An online registry is available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 15, 2020

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Kristen Finkeldey

February 10, 2020

Little Orphant Annie’s come to our house to stay...

Aunt Beck, you told the story scary enough that the gobble-uns’ll never get me.

Party with Samuel A. Graham . Love you.

William (Bill) Graham

February 10, 2020

I hope you are always singing your songs.
Do your ears hang low. B -U -ISSARD -ISSARD -A -R -D, Buzzard, Buzzard,, Turkey Buzzard!
I am your baby brother. Willie!!
Love You!!

Satah Martin

February 10, 2020

I love you to the moon and back! Smoke you a cigarette about 9 miles long. Whew...what a ride it was!!

Sharon Stanley

February 10, 2020

I will always love you to the moon and back

Missy Thurmon

February 10, 2020

Beck was always joy when she would come to Hope Landing with Elise,Grace,Sawyer and Taylor. If you were a little down when you got there, you would be laughing and in tears by the end. She had a beautiful spirit and knew just what buttons to push to keep Elise and Grace on their toes. She loved her family with a passion and life was sweeter with her in it. Love you guys

Elise Rice

February 10, 2020

I love you, Beck, so, so much. Fly high and don't forget to cut the wheel!

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