The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


November 22, 2006

Obituaries 11-23

The News Courier will publish, free of charge, death notices including the name, age and city of residence of the deceased, date and place of death, and time and place of funeral service and visitation. Family members may express themselves in a eulogy, list survivors and give detailed biographical information about the deceased in a paid obituary. The News Courier will accept these paid items from the family, funeral directors or other individuals. Paid obituaries may include a photo at no extra charge. For information, call Vanessa McKee at The News Courier, 232-2720.

J.L. Bryan

The funeral for J.L. Bryan, 101, of Falkville, will be 1 p.m. Friday at Peck Funeral Home in Hartselle with Chuck Smith and Jeremy Oden officiating. Burial will be in Rock Creek Cemetery in Eva.

Mr. Bryan died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at Hartselle Medical Center.

Visitation will be tonight from 6-9 at the funeral home.

Mr. Bryan was born to Jesse Petway Bryan and Ella Jacobs Bryan. He was a member of Eva United Methodist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher. He was a schoolteacher for 11 years in the Morgan County School System. He also was a farmer and was in general business. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hassie Oden Bryan, and a son, Jesse Orville Bryan.

Survivors include six sons, Lavonis Bryan and wife, Peggy, Marshall Bryan and wife, Sherry, Wendell Bryan and wife, Sondra, Alfred Bryan and wife, Linda, Billy Bryan and wife, Patricia, and Keith Bryan and wife, Becky; four daughters, Dean Nelson, Peggy Nelson and husband, Brownie, Lay Jones and husband, Ronald, and Reba Pevahouse and husband, Arthur; two sisters, Edith McDaniel and Dortha Igou; 18 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Aubrey Lee Coffman

The funeral for Aubrey Lee Coffman of Athens will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Spry Funeral Home with Dr. R.C. Craft and Dewey Craft officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

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