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James Bryan

James Tillery Bryan

Asheville - James Tillery "Jim" Bryan, 86, of Asheville, NC died Sunday November 18, 2012 under hospice care of the VA Medical Center.

Jim was a native of Columbus, GA, a son of the late Thomas Ross Bryan and Myrtle Howard Bryan. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Raymond Bryan.

Jim served in the Army Air Force during World War II; attended Northwestern University in Chicago receiving a degree in the School of Mortgage Banking. Jim was elected to a Life Membership in the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame in 1982; and became a Real Estate Broker in Asheville until his retirement in 2006.

Surviving is his loving wife of 45 years, Beverly Bryan of the home; daughters, Carol Gunn of Houston, TX and Cheryl Bryan of Acworth, GA; grandsons, John Gunn II and Jason Gunn of Houston, TX; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 PM on Monday November 26, 2012 at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain with full Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Care Partners Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

Condolences may be made online at www.AshevilleMortuaryServices.com

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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Nov. 25, 2012
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