JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

George Bryan, 89, 1006 Gilbert St., died at 10 p.m., July 9, 1987, 
at Good Samaritan Hospital.Mr. Bryan was born Aug. 14, 1897, in 
Jefferson County, a son of John N. and Harriet E. (Oakley) Bryan. 
On March 13, 1915, in Mt. Vernon, he married Lena B. Reynolds. 
She died June 17, 1970. Mr. Bryan was a carpenter and contractor 
prior to his retirement. He served as road commissioner of Dodds 
Township for two terms. He also helped build the Rogers Building in 
downtown, Mt. Vernon. 

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home and the 
Rev. Byford Campbell will officate. Burial will follow in South Hickory Hill Cemetery. 

Mr. Bryan is survived by one son, Floyd Bryan and wife Dolena of Opdyke; 
one daughter, Mrs. George (Pearl) Lomax of Opdyke; four grandchildren, 
Maurice E. Lomax, Kathy Albright, Rita Advants and  Cynthia Rice; 11 great 
grandchildren and six great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Mr. Bryan was a member of Bakersville Freewill Baptist Church. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, six brothers, three sisters and 
one granddaughter. 

Source: July 10, 1987 Mt. Vernon Register News 
Submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera


 
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