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Sue Ann (Bryson) Willis

August 15, 1936 ~ October 12, 2021 (age 85)


Sue Ann Bryson Willis, 85, of Franklin, NC, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021.  She was born August 15, 1936 to the late Carr and Frances Rickman Bryson.  Mrs. Willis had worked as school secretary at Cowee Elementary School for many years, and was a member of Cowee Baptist Church. She loved arts and crafts and reading.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Willis.

She is survived by her son Mike Willis and his wife Lee of Franklin, NC; three grandchildren, Miranda Willis, Lynee Willis and Christopher Willis; step-grandchildren, David Ray Zehntner and Erin Zehntner; six great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Cowee Baptist Church, with Rev. Ronnie Branson, Rev. Charles Stevens and Rev. Jason Smith officiating.  Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.  Mrs. Willlis will lie in state from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Sunday at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and at Cowee Baptist Church  from 2:00-3:00 pm prior to the service.  The family will receive friends following the service at the Church.

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Funeral Service
October 17, 2021

3:00 PM
Cowee Baptist Church
6301 Bryson City Road
Franklin, NC 28734

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