JANUARY 8, 1929 - AUGUST 30, 2013
IVA, SC - William Austin Bryant, age 84, of Iva, SC, husband of the late Mary Louisa Bryant, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2013 at Rainey Hospice House.
Born in Anderson County, SC, he was the son of the late William Lonnie Bryant and the late Magnolia Evans Bryant. Mr. Bryant attended school in Calhoun Falls, SC, was a member and an elder of Iva ARP Church, and sang with different gospel groups for over 55 years. He was retired from the Iva Manufacturing Company.
He is survived by his daughter; Rebecca Anne Bryant; brother, George Bryant (Ruth); and sisters, Lizelle Ellis, Hazel Parham, Helen Burdette and a sister-in-law, Sara Burdette; he is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife of 62 years, he was preceded in death by his brothers; Richard, Reedy, Broadus, Gerald and Archie Bryant, Clarence, J.D. and Charlie Compton; sisters, Mabel Crittendon, Madge McCoy, Judy Putnam, Betty Ross and Cleo Garrett; step-mother, Annie Compton Bryant.
The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 2, 2013, 3:00 pm at Iva ARP Church, with the Reverend Steve Hardy, Reverend Jerry Gray and Reverend Mike McMillion officiating. Interment will follow in Iva City Cemetery.
The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at Iva ARP Church on Monday from 12:00 pm until 2:30 before the service.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Iva ARP Church, P.O. Box 516, Iva SC 29655 or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com