Alta Mae Bryson (3-20-11) services 3-23-11



Alta Mae Bryson

Alto Mae Bryson, of Savannah, was born in Hardin County, on Nov. 6, 1919, the daughter of the late Joseph (Judge) Sylvester and Ethel Margaret Brown Gattis.

Mrs. Bryson had worked for Brown Shoe Company for 37 years. She enjoyed her family, working and being on the river.

Mrs. Bryson departed this life on Sunday, March 20, at the age of 91 years, 4 months, 14 days.

She is survived by a son, Jimmy Eugene Alexander of Millsboro, Del.; two brothers, James Harry Gattis of Savannah and Charles Wayne Gattis of Crump; 10 grandchildren, Tony Alexander, Mike Alexander, David Alexander, Melinda Alexander, James Alexander, John Alexander, Kim Moffett Manns, Vicky Bailey, Shane Alexander and Nicholas Alexander; 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Hardy Franklin Alexander in 1951, her second husband, Clyde Van Bryson in 1975; a daughter, Leonda Rose Moffett; two sons, Gale Patrick Alexander and Larry Page (Jinx) Alexander; four sisters, Millie Pauline Hardin-Linville, Katherine Fay Phillips, Patricia Ann Hill and infant, Rose Loraine Gattis; three brothers, William Sherril Gattis, Carl Ray Gattis and Billie Gene Gattis; a grandchild, Timothy Eugene Moffett.

Services were held on Wednesday, March 23, at 3 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with David Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Crump Cemetery at Crump, Tenn.