GIRARD, Ohio – A funeral service will be at noon on Friday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home for Mrs. Ollie Ree Bryant, 85, who departed this life Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Liberty Health Care Center.
Mrs. Bryant was born Oct. 19, 1926, in Lumpkin, Georgia,(Stewart County) a daughter of Alton Sr. and Eddie B. Jones Davidson.
She was the eldest of eight children, united with the Mill Bethel Baptist Church in Georgia.
After moving in 1953 from Alabama, she united with the Friendship Baptist Church in Girard, Ohio where she was a deaconess, Sunday school teacher, church clerk, historian, president of Senior Missions, and sang in the choir.
Her husband, Vertice Bryant, whom she married June 9, 1944, died June 11, 2002.
She leaves two sons, James D. (Sandra) Bryant of McDonald and John L. (Lana) Bryant of Hearne, Texas; two brothers, Fletcher Davidson of Girard, Ohio and Benjamin (Joyce) Davidson of Youngstown, Ohio; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Myrtle Henry; and four brothers, Alton Jr., Leo, Arthur, and Willie Davidson.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday at the funeral home