Reatha Mae Bryant

Fairlea – Reatha Mae Bryant, 83, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at the Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea.

Reatha was born July 7, 1935, in Frankford to the late James Harvey and Alta Iva Withrow Rudd.

Reatha was President of the Greenbrier County Ambulance Service, she was president of the Fireminettes in Fairlea and was the only person from Greenbrier County to have won the Phoenix Award. She was a member of the EMS of Greenbrier County, and a member of the Ronceverte Christian Church.

Other than her parents, Reatha was preceded in death by a daughter, Tavane Kirchner, and brothers, Niven and Dennis Rudd.

Survivors include daughters, Paquita Hudson and Alta Tilley and husband Winston “Mick” Tilley, Jr.; sisters, Marie Berry and husband David, Anne Aldish and husband Danny, and Allene Sink and husband Russell; brother, James “Nick” Rudd and wife Carmen; grandchildren, Kishara Hudson, Stephen Griffiths, Jason Lette, Jessica Tilley, Winston Tilley, Kiana Kirchner, Jasmine Kirchner, Phoenix Vaithilingam and Jayde Vaithilingam; as well as four great-grandchildren, and a special thanks to Gary Bland.

Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg with speaker Roy Massie officiating. Burial will follow in the Ketron Cemetery in Ronceverte.

Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

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Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte is in charge of arrangements.

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