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Letty Rogers Bryant

Published: 11/13/2012

Letty Rogers Bryant, age 95, died Friday, November 9, 2012, after living a full and eventful life.

She was born in Boone, North Carolina to Ida and Sion Rogers.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Eulys Bryant, daughter Glenda Ann Williamson, two sisters Marie Wilson and Blanche Rogers, and two brothers Vilas Rogers and Turner Rogers.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Louise and Don Van Hyning, son-in-law Wayne Williamson, five grandchildren Susan Stapleton, Jeanne Gamble, Clifford Williamson, Chad Van Hyning, and Dirk Van Hyning; six great-grandchildren Ciara Hensley, Derek Stapleton, Layla Stapleton, Jackson Van Hyning, Sam Van Hyning, and Eliza Van Hyning; devoted niece Nancy Marsh, and special friend Brenda Green.

She graduated from Lincoln Memorial University in 1939 and was a teacher for 36 years.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2012, at Manes Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Spell and Rev. Marta Cogburn officiating. Burial followed in Union Cemetery.

The family received friends from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Manes Funeral Home prior to the funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Cocke County Retired Teachers Association's Scholarship Fund, c/o Betty Jones, 1351 Hwy. 321, Parrottsville, TN 37843.

Family and friends may sign the guest register online at

Manes Funeral Home in charge


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