Frances M. Bryant

April 24, 1919October 13, 2013

Frances M. Bryant, 94, of Susong Lane, Greeneville, passed away Sunday evening, October 13, 2013, at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was a housewife and a retired school teacher.

Mrs. Bryant was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she was active in the Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law: Robert Joseph “Bob” and Kathy Bryant of Knoxville; four grandchildren: Adam Bryant of Denver, Colorado, Lee Bryant of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Thomas M. Bryant IV and spouse, Joanna, of Kershaw, South Carolina, and Chandler Dabit and spouse, Joe, of Charleston, South Carolina; four great grandchildren: Elizabeth Dabit, Amirah Dabit, Ava Bryant, and Isabella Bryant; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the daughter of the late Robert S. and Bessie Mobley McGarity and was preceded in death by her husband: T.M. “Tom” Bryant, Jr.; two sons: Thomas Bryant III and Russell M. Bryant; two brothers: R.S. McGarity Jr. and Nathan S. McGarity; and daughter-in-law: Beth Bryant.

The family will receive friends from 5:30-7pm Friday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

Following the visitation, the funeral service will be conducted at 7pm Friday, October 18, 2013, in Kiser-Rose Hill Chapel with Rev. Dr. Dan Donaldson officiating.

Interment will follow at 11am Saturday at GreeneLawn Memory Gardens. It is requested that family and friends, who would like to join the family to go in procession to the committal service, meet at the funeral home at 10:30am Saturday. Pallbearers will be Bob Bryant, Adam Bryant, Thomas Bryant, Joe Dabit, Sammy Fox, Melvin Jones, and John Craft.

Honorary pallbearers will be Felty Massengill and Mike Sauls. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church, 110 North Main Street, Greeneville, TN 37743.


  • Visitation Friday, October 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 18, 2013

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JoAnn Ricker

January 20, 2014

I'm so sorry! I didn't know of her passing until not long ago. She was a joy to be around; and Tom had been, also. They were so full of life, such a light, and such a lady & gentleman.
May God hold you & comfort you.
In Christ's love,
Freddie & JoAnn Ricker

October 21, 2013

To the family: We were so saddened to hear of Frances's passing. She was a very friendly and kind neighbor. I enjoyed speaking with her when out walking through the neighborhood..God's
comfort to you all.....
Gwen and David Rader

Debra Wilhoit Blair

October 19, 2013

Bob and family: Sorry to hear about your loss. I remember your mom teaching me to swim at Forest Park Pool. She was a true "southern lady". She was such a great friend to my mom and helped her when she needed it. I appreciate her for that. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

October 18, 2013

Bob and Family:

I am so sorry to hear about your Morher's passing.. She and your father were wonderful friends and inspiration to me and my family since I moved to Greeneville and Pet Milk in 1956, and whereever our many moves took us since.
You and all your family are, and will remain in our hearts forever.

Ted and Jean Kaiser

October 17, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Amy McCampbell

October 17, 2013

Bob and family: So very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you comfort, peace and the fondness of good memories.

Byron Edwards

October 16, 2013

Bob and family: Although a sad day, you can also be happy knowing your Mom and Dad and brothers are together again. I'll always remember the times in summer that I spent with your family. I was fortunate to talk with her just a few weeks ago, and she was as gracious as always. She was my favorite aunt and will be missed. Byron

Judith Randall

October 16, 2013

To the family of Tom Bryant:

I worked with Francis many years ago when we both worked with the city schools. She was always an inspiration to me. I saw her a few years ago and as we talked I could not believe how well and gracious she was. I will always remember her vibrant smile and gentleness. She will be missed by all who knew her. My sympathy to you and your family.

Judith Randall

Tom Thomas

October 16, 2013

Bob. Sorry to hear about your loss. Your mother was a real fine lady and was always so nice to me. Tom Thomas


October 16, 2013

Thomas and Joanna and family, our sympathies on your loss. Our thoughts are with you.