Earline Callahan Bryan

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Born 10-19-1923 -- Died 2-6-2006

Earline Callahan Bryan, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died on Feb. 6, 2006, at the Eaglecrest Nursing Center in Ash Flat following a lengthy illness.

She was born on Oct. 19, 1923, at Mammoth Spring, Ark., 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 and to this union two children were born, Grady Earl Bryan and Bruce Terry Bryan.

The family lived for 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 many 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 on Feb. 11 at the Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel in Highland with the Rev. Kay Burton and the Rev. Keith Johnson both officiating.

Burial followed the service in the Riverview Cemetery in Mammoth Spring. Arrange-ments were under the direction of the Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.