Dolly K. Bryson

  • Born: February 19, 1929
  • Died: February 19, 2018
  • Location: Brevard, North Carolina

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Brevard, NC 28712
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Dolly K. Bryson, 89, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018 on her 89th birthday. Born in Pickens County, South Carolina, she was a long-time Transylvania County resident and was the founder of Dolly's Dairy Bar in Pisgah Forest. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Emma Evett Kelley. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Van Bryson, her sisters Nellie Fisher and Bertha Bryson and her brothers Ben Kelley, John Kelley, Wilburn Kelley, Clyde Kelley, Walter Kelley and Charlie Kelley.

Prior to the founding of Dolly's Dairy Bar, she had worked for a number of years as a nurse's aide at Park Ridge Hospital. A long-time member of Turkey Creek Baptist Church, she enjoyed her church and activities there. She also enjoyed traveling and taking bus trips over the years.
Her loving survivors include her children: Janice Ward (Curtis) of Brevard, Larry Bryson (Laura) of Brevard, and Jerry Bryson (Ellen) of Lawrenceville, GA; grandchildren Heather L. Moore (Charles) of Brevard, and Sally Amanda Bryson of Brevard; and great-grandchildren Rachel Moore and Jordan Moore.
Funeral services for Dolly Bryson will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 22. 2018 at Turkey Creek Baptist Church in Pisgah Forest. Interment will follow the service at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory in Pisgah Forest. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

We're sorry to hear of the loss of Dolly and pray that the Lord blesses and comforts the family and friends during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences. ~ Gladys Gravley & Family

Posted by Denton Gravley - NC - Neighbor   February 23, 2018

Jerry, Janice and Larry, I am so sorry to hear that your mom, Dolly, has passed away. I did not recognize the email address that was coming through to me until I saw JP and Ann as one of the receipients and then it dawned on me who the email was about. Dolly was a special person to James and myself. It was always so good to be around her at the Kelley gatherings. I know you will miss her greatly but she has received her new body and I'm sure my James has already found her. I am praying for you all because I know how hard it is when your mother leaves.

Posted by Judy S Kelley - Greenwood,, SC - Family   February 22, 2018

Dolly, We, The Transylvania County Honor Guard are privileged to have Larry on our team. Knowing Larry tells us a lot about where he came from. He came from a wonderful Family that most of us weren't honored to meet. Not meeting you in person is what I regret but, I will have an opportunity someday to meet you in the house of our Lord and I look forward to the meeting.
Bless You and your entire Family'
Howard 'Sarge' Thiele and Lori Swank

Posted by Howard & Lori Thiele/Swank - Brevard, NC - Friend   February 21, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers. Ann and (Carroll) McCall F

Posted by Ann and (Carroll) McCall - Rosman, NC   February 21, 2018

Dolly, we had a lot of good times together shopping, sewing, and fellowshipping as Christians and neighbors and friends. Life was always funny when we got together. I have missed you a lot since you moved to The Oaks and will miss you more now. Family, you were always good kids and you can always remember you had special parents who loved you. We know where she is and we have plans to see her again. What a day that will be ! God be with you till we meet again. Helen Baker

Posted by Helen Baker - Brevard, NC - Neighbor   February 21, 2018

Janice, Jerry, & Larry,
The memories we have of aunt Dolly will always be cherished as we loved her very much. It was always a pleasure to visit with her through the years. May you feel the presence of God with you during this time of grief in your lives. "Memories made with those whom we love will live forever in our hearts." - Our sympathy, Ronnie & Charlene Fisher

Posted by Ronnie Fisher - Ninety Six, SC - Family   February 20, 2018

Dolly RIP I considered her as a true friend. Have known her since 1975. Made a lot of trips in the US and 3 trips abroad. Precious
memories.Will never forget and will sure miss her.Love and God bless all the family. Sue and Ronnie Stewman

Posted by Stewman - Pisgah Forest, NC - Friend   February 20, 2018

Janice, Larry and Jerry,
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Dolly was a special lady and a great neighbor, she will be missed. I pray God will comfort and keep each one of you in His loving care. God Bless yall Lois Mull and Brenda Britt

Posted by Brenda Britt - NC - Neighbor   February 20, 2018

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