Helen Browning Reece

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Helen Browning Reece, 95, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 6, 2018. A native of Swain County, she was the daughter of the late John Franklin and Etta Bradley Browning. She was a member of Arlington Baptist Church and was a school teacher and taught for 39 years at local schools.

She was preceded in death by her former husband, J.D. Reece of Franklin; sister, Christine Loiry and brother, Charles L. Browning.

 Helen is survived by her son, Gary Ken Reece of Bryson City; grandchildren, Brock Reece of Bryson City, Leighanna Reece of Bryson City, Kayla Reece of Whittier; great grandson, Corbin Thomasson; and her sister, Luetta Cash of Franklin.

A memorial service was held at 2:00 pm Friday March 9, 2018 in the chapel of Crisp Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends from 1 to 2 pm Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 1100 N, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Smoky Mountain Times

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