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William J. Bryant

William J. Bryant, 80, of Dix died 6:50 a.m. Feb. 5, 2006, at 
White Oak Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon. 

He was a retired welder for Caterpillar in Peoria.

Mr. Bryant was born March 28, 1925, in Bokoshe, Okla., to 
Thomas E. and Emma L.(Regan) Bryant. He married Dorothy L. (Hill) 
Bryant Nov. 26, 1946, in Morganfield, Ky.; she preceded him in 
death Nov. 25, 1991.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Hill 
Baptist Church. The Revs. Jack Lucas and Tom Bryant will officiate. 
Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Osborn Funeral Home 
in Dix. 

Mr. Bryant is survived by daughters Katharine Elaine Moore and 
husband Kenneth of Jacksonville, Fla., and Sandra Joyce-Ann Hoffert 
and husband William of Fairfield, Calif.; six grandchildren; 14 great-
grandchildren; brothers Duane Bryant and wife Glenda of Mt. Vernon 
and Bob Bryant and wife Dolores of Woodland, Mich.; and sisters Jean 
Bryant and husband Orley of Norris City, Beverly Partride and husband 
Melvin of Mt. Vernon and Betty Hizer and husband Dan of Murrieta, Calif.; 
and a sister-in-law, Gerry Bryant of Dix.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a grandson, 
Bryan Hoffert; a brother, Phoy "Bud" Bryant; and a sister, Janice Miller.

Mr. Bryant was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. 
He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Cemetery or White Oak Rehabilitation 
Center Activity Fund. 

For further information, you may contact Osborn Funeral Home in Dix 
at 266-7231.

Date: 2/7/2006
Source: Mount Vernon Register News 
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Date: 2/7/2006 Source: Mount Vernon Register News Submitted by: Janice Staples

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