Bertha Hayes Bryant

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Bertha Hayes Bryant, 81, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Sunday, January 6, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents Freda and Hyman Hayes, her husband James Bryant, her sons Sam Parker and Jim Bryant, her aunt Madge Hayes, and brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Larry and Janet Bryant, her daughters and sons-in-law Kathy and Harry Cook and Tammy and Darrell Lambert; daughter-in-law, Judy Parker; grandchildren April Jacobs, Jason Lambert, Adam Parker, Sheena Miracle, Brandy Sequoyah, Ryan Sequoyah, Amber Rogers, Breanna Bryant, Deana Sherrill, and Carina Bryant; 14 great grandchildren; sister Katherine Cody, sister-in-law Peggy Hayes, and many nieces and nephews. 

“Granny Bert” was loved by all those she met, always treating others like her own, but her greatest pride and joy was her family. A seamstress by trade, Bertha worked throughout her life to provide for her family. She specifically loved her work and all the people she met as the official ‘Granny’ of Grandma’s Pancake & Steak in Cherokee. She will be deeply missed by her family. The family is very appreciative of all the healthcare providers that impacted her life.

Visitation was held Wednesday, January 9, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Crisp Funeral Home. Service will be held on Thursday, January 10 at 11:00 AM in the chapel at Crisp Funeral Home. Revs. Roger “Jim” Frady and Mike Cogdill will officiate. 

Smoky Mountain Times

Mailing Address:
PO Box 730
1 River Street
Bryson City, NC 28713 
Phone: 828-488-2189
Fax: 828-488-0315