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East Lawn Funeral Home & East Lawn Memorial Park

4997 Memorial Blvd, Kingsport, TN

OBITUARY

Ruth Bryant

September 28, 1920November 4, 2019

Ruth V. Bryant, 99, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, November 4, 2019. Born in Ft. Blackmore, VA, September 28, 1920. She was the daughter of the late John R. Moore and Elizabeth Gilliam Moore and granddaughter of Judge John A. Moore.

She retired from nursing after 25 years, working at Indian Path Hospital, Holston Valley Medical Center, several nursing homes and home nursing. Ruth was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and Pine View Freewill Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, and lived at Kiwanis Towers for several years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Otis Bryant; her dear son, Donald Wayne Bryant and wife Barbara Jean; grandparents, Judge John A. Moore and wife Martha, Ed Gilliam and wife Elizabeth; sisters, Nannie Sluss, Sadie Lane, Lillie Waddell, Venis Freeman, and Edna Penley; brothers, Harry Moore, Tom Moore, Charlie Moore, Conly Moore, and Corbet Moore.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, John C. Bryant and wife Lisa; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Betsy) Magness and husband Ethan, Michael Bryant and Gina Bailiff, and Chris Bryant and wife Cathy; great-grandchildren, Reagan, Sarah, and Tyler Bryant, and Evan and Bryant Magness; and two best friends, Lucille Hincke of Kingsport, TN and Ann Hincke Evans of Des Plains, IL.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00am at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00am with Ethan Magness officiating.

Ruth will be laid to rest following the funeral at East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of Love. Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

  • FAMILY

  • John C. Bryant and wife Lisa, Son
  • Elizabeth (Betsy) Magness and husband Ethan, Michael Bryant and Gina Bailiff, and Chris Bryant and wife Cathy, Grandchildren
  • Reagan, Sarah, and Tyler Bryant, and Evan and Bryant Magness, Great-Grandchildren
  • Lucille Hincke and Ann Hincke Evans, Two Best Friends
  • Otis Bryant, Husband-Deceased
  • Donald Wayne Bryant and wife Barbara Jean, Son-Deceased
  • John R. Moore and Elizabeth Gilliam Moore, Parents-Deceased
  • Judge John A. Moore and wife Martha, Ed Gilliam and wife Elizabeth, Grandparents-Deceased
  • Nannie Sluss, Sadie Lane, Lillie Waddell, Venis Freeman, and Edna Penley, Sisters-Deceased
  • Harry Moore, Tom Moore, Charlie Moore, Conly Moore, and Corbet Moore, Brothers-Deceased

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Laid To Rest Saturday, November 9, 2019

Memories

Ruth Bryant

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Teddy Booth

November 8, 2019

Betsy so sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing. May God bless you and your family.

Terry Coffey

November 6, 2019

Johnny and family, so sorry to read of your mother's passing. My God give you peace and comfort.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY