Mount Vernon News
  • George E. Bryans

  • November 24, 2010

CULPEPER, Va. — George Edward Bryans, 84, of Old Turnpike Road, Culpeper, Va., and formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Aug. 25, 1926, in Mount Vernon, Ohio, to the late John and Jennie (Anderson) Bryans. George served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1947 and retired as a supervisor from Rockwell International after 23 years of employment. He belonged to Crusaders Lodge 720 F&AM, Newark, Ohio; Scottish Rite, York Rite degrees Chapter, Council & Commandery. George always had a smile on his face and a laughter you couldn’t forget.

He is survived by two daughters, Sue Bryans of Culpeper, Va., and Brenda Bryans of Warrenton, Va.; five grandchildren, Jeffrey (Julie) Kempton, Shawn (Buffy) Kempton, Nikki (Rob) Toler, Erik (Shannon) Hansen and Michael Bryans; five great-grandchildren, Tyler and Amber Kempton, Jordan Kempton, Matthew and Caiden Toler; and a great-great-grandson, Jaxon Kempton.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Helen Bryans; and a brother, John Bryans.

Friends may call Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of George Edward Bryans.


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