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Ruth Virginia Steelman Bryan
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Obituary for Ruth Virginia Steelman Bryan

Mrs. Ruth Virginia Steelman Bryan, also known as “Nana”, age 88 of North Wilkesboro, widow of Dr. T. R. Bryan, Jr. passed away Sunday, October 8th, 2017 at her home.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at the Wilkesboro Church of Christ with Ministers Lowell White and Randy Covalt officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.

Mrs. Bryan was born December 6, 1928 in Wilkes County to Charlie and Mary Laws Steelman. She was a Mother/Baby Healthcare Educator with her husband, Dr. Bryan. Mrs. Bryan graduated Kings Business College and was a member of the Wilkesboro Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; Dr. T. R. Bryan, Jr., two sisters; Sarah Steelman Lowe and Pat Steelman Simpson and one brother; Jean Laws.

She is survived by two daughters; Pamela Bryan Terrell of Boone and Denise Bryan Smith of Cary, six grandchildren; Stephen Adam Terrell and wife Ivy, Leanna Virginia Proffitt and husband William, Kenneth Bryan Smith, Robert Scott Smith, Brad Thomas Smith and wife Steph and Joel Harrison Smith, one great granddaughter; Virginia Lee Proffitt “Ginger”, two sisters; Mary Steelman Triplett of North Wilkesboro and Martha Steelman England, of Huntsville. AL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wilkesboro Church of Christ (Missions), PO Box 81 Wilkesboro, NC 28697, Wilkes Heritage Museum Preservation Campaign, PO Box 935 Wilkesboro, NC 28697 or the Leukemia Society 5950 Fairview Road, Suite 250 Charlotte, NC 28210.

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Wilkesboro Church of Christ

1740 Curtis Bridge Road
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

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Leukemia Society

5950 Fairview Road Suite 250
Charlotte, NC 28210

Wilkesboro Church of Christ

1740 Curtis Bridge Road
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Wilkes Heritage Museum

PO Box 935
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

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