Martha Bryant

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- Martha Fay Duke Bryant, 92, of Morehouse died Monday, July 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.

She was born May 21, 1913, in Lamar, Ark., daughter of Jim and Mabel Hopper. She first married Troy Duke Sept. 14, 1937. He died Dec. 3, 1983. She later married Dade Bryant, who also preceded her in death.

Bryant moved to Morehouse in 1974 from East Prairie, Mo. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include two sons, Earl Duke of Momence, Ill., Larry Duke of East Prairie; six daughters, Martha Jackson of St. Anne, Ill., Barbara Taylor, Marie Day and Sue Ziegenhorn-Williams of Morehouse, Louise Clay of Braggadocio, Mo., Brenda Cranford of Malvern, Ark.; two sisters, Raymona Worley of Hallsville, Mo., Nadine Turner of Sikeston, Mo.; 23 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, two brothers, five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Friends may call at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Goss officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery at Sikeston.