Bryant, Ernest Lester Sr. (Dalton)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ernest Lester Bryant, Sr., 87, of Dalton, GA, died Wednesday morning, December 26, 2012 at the local hospital. 

Mr. Bryant was born July 3, 1925 in Dalton, a son of the late Charlie H. and Mary Jane Poteet Bryant; and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Lillian Irene Cochran Bryant; his second wife, Johnnie Ruth Hudgins Duncan Bryant; his daughter, Fay Bryant; a step-son, George Duncan; and his brothers, Frank, Milburn, Ralph and Grady Bryant. 

He was retired from Cornet Carpet. 

He is survived by his sons, Danny Bryant and Les Bryant; daughter-in-law, DeEtte Duncan; sisters, Thelma Adams, Frances Bryant and DeeEtte Bryant; and several nieces and nephews. 

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Ernest Lester Bryant, Sr., will be held Friday, December 28, at 4 p.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with Reverend Trammell Campbell. He will be laid to rest at Deep Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel after 2 p.m. Friday, December 28 at the Ponders Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.


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