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Baylor County, Texas
 
Obituary - Redic E. Bryan
 Transcribed by Diana Bryan Quinn - Redic Bryan was my grandfather.  He was the son of Terrell and Harriet Albritton Bryan
Redic Eli Bryan was born at Bienville Parish, LA. in 1870. He moved to Texas when eight years of age, finally locating near Stephenville.
In 1900 he married Miss Myrtie Hairston and they moved to Baylor County in 1905, coming to Seymour in 1910. The move to Seymour was made when Mr. Bryan was elected to the office of Tax Assessor, which office he served efficiently for four years.
Mr. Bryan was converted when 25 years of age and united with the Baptist Church. Mrs. Bryan preceded her husband to the great beyond by two and a half years. There were seven children, two boys dying in infancy. Those surviving are Misses Marie and DeRay Bryan, Buster Bryan, Miss Willie Mae, and Whit. All are living at Borger with the exception of Buster. Three sisters are living, Mrs. J. R. Hammett of Post, Mrs. J. D. Biggs of Wheeler, and Mrs. Dollie Wylie of Bronte. Out of town relatives attending the funeral were Mrs. Dollie Wylie of Bronte, Mrs. R. D. Boyer of Coleman, Mrs. Ray Noah of Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. Will Gresham and son Rex of Childress and all the children. Funeral services were conducted at Seymour by Rev. J. R. Balch, pastor of the First Baptist Church.
Mr. Bryan died Aug. 29, 1929 at the age of 59 years. He was still in the vigor of his years, and his untimely going is the cause of great sorrow to the loved ones and friends. Life had been no easy thing during the last years of his life, and we can rest in the faith that sorrow and trouble is over for him. It seems unfortunate he could not have remained and assisted in caring for the family, but God is merciful and will care for His own in His own way. The time may be looked forward to when there will be a great reunion in that other and better land.
 
 

 

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