by Paul Adkins
DINGESS, W.Va. — Albert Franklin Bryant, 64, of Dingess, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013, at his home.
Born March 25, 1948, in Dingess, he was a son of the late Emory and Ida Wiley Bryant. Also preceding him in death were three brothers, Walter, Charles and Ronald, and five sisters, Emily Meeks, Gladys Kazee, Rosella Newsome, Carol Marcum and Elizabeth Adkins.
Albert was a member of the Mud Fork Freewill Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam, and was employed at Chrysler Corporation in Detroit, Mich., for several years. He enjoyed being outside, visits from family, friends and neighbors, watching TV westerns and ballgames, going to church when he was able and playing ball.
Survivors include two brothers, David of Columbus, Ohio, and Kenneth (Carole) of Dingess; three sisters, Nellie (Ernest) Hensley of Browns Run, Jaqueline Thatcher of Chapmanville and Doris Bryant of Dingess; numerous nieces and nephews and a very special caregiver, Gilbert “Peanut” Porter.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, February 10, at Mud Fork Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Elbert Collins Jr. officiating and singing by Ermal Chafin. Burial will follow at the Farley Cemetery.
Visitation will begin after 6 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Pallbearers will be Gilbert Porter, Seth Thatcher, Jeremy Smith and Jo Bailey, and nephews Scott Bryant and James Bryant.
James Funeral Home of Aracoma is in charge arrangements.
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