Earline Callahan Bryan, 82, of Cherokee Village died Feb. 6, 2006, at the Eaglecrest Nursing Center in Ash Flat after a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 19, 1923, at Mammoth Spring, the daughter of the late Earl Callahan and Esther Brown Callahan. She was united in marriage to W.J. "Jim" Bryan on Nov. 6, 1947, at Mammoth Spring. To this union two children were born, Grady Earl Bryan and Bruce Terry Bryan.
The family lived many years in Hattisburg and Jackson, Miss., before moving to Cherokee Village in 1989. She was a member of the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Cherokee Village Ladies Golf Association and was an avid golfer until her health failed.
Her life revolved around her family. While in Mississippi she was active in Cub Scouts, serving as a den mother and assisting her sons in attaining their achievements in scouting.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Jim Bryan of Cherokee Village; one son, Bruce Bryan and his wife, Nancy, of Evening Shade; one granddaughter, Sherri Hamilton of Springfield, Mo.; two sisters-in-law, Anna Lou Weathers of Batesville and Laurine Bryan of West Plains, Mo.; two brothers-in-law, J.W. Peck Baker and Robert Bryan, both of Mammoth Spring; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by one son, Grady Earl Bryan; her parents; and one sister, Earnestine Baker.
A memorial service was held Feb. 11 at Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel in Highland with the Rev. Kay Burton and the Rev. Keith Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the Riverview Cemetery in Mammoth Spring. Arrangements were under the direction of the Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.