Elizabeth Ann (Pan) Gass Bryson
Elizabeth Ann (Pan) Gass Bryson, 84, of Whittier, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, June 30, 2017 with her family by her side. A native of Swain County, she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Lillian Blankenship Gass, and wife of the late Jack Dempsey Bryson, who passed away in 1986. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister Wanda Sue Harris, and three brothers, Billy, Buddy, and Junior Gass.
She enjoyed painting, gardening, and arrowhead hunting. She cooked for Smoky Mountain Elementary School, and Tsali Manor, and also worked at Qualla Supermarket. She was a member of Patterson Chapel Baptist Church. She was an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
She is survived by three children, Jack Bryson and wife Elise of Bryson City, Debbie Nations and husband Zeb of Whittier, and Charles Bryson and wife Teresa of Bryson City; five grandchildren, Aaron Williams and wife Amanda, Kevin Bryson, Laura Carson and husband Phillip Jr., Glenn Lowe and wife Lesea, and Earl Lowe; six great grandchildren, Cody and Mason Williams, Damien and Felix Bryson, and Emmarie and Hattie Carson, Garrett, Dawson, Andrew, and Maddie Lowe; one sister-in-law, Jonell Gass, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at Crisp Funeral Home Chapel. Revs. Rusty Wolfrey and Danny Lambert officiated with burial at Union Hill Cemetery.
The family received friends from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.