ELLSWORTH AFB, S.D. — Senior Airman Bennett Ernest "Noel" Bryan, 25, of 303 Birch Avenue, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Rapid City Regional Hospital with family and friends by his side. He served in the United States Air Force for three and a half years and was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force in South Dakota.
Noel was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ernest Bryan and Hilda Linda Bryan, his maternal grandparents, David Jr. Evers and Alice Evers, his aunt, Brenda Evers, and his uncle, Jerry Berry.
He is survived by his wife, Loucie; his sons, Zhen, Zakai, and Zell; his parents, Alice Bryan and Bennie Bryan; his brothers, Ben Bryan and wife, Precious Stokes, and Arnaze Bryan; his sister, Hilda Bryan; his uncle, Charles Evers; his aunts, Marthaleen Kirby and husband, Trent, Blendia Berry, and many cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends on Friday, Aug. 30, from 7 until 9 p.m. at Floyd Mortuary & Crematory, Inc. of Lumberton and at other times at 814 McPhail Road, Lumberton.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 2 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at the Evers Family Cemetery on McPhail Road, Lumberton. Following burial, visitation will continue at the home.