McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

April 4, 2013

LaRease Bryan


Submitted report

McALESTER — LaRease Bryan, 80, of Wilburton, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Wilburton.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Jones-Harkins Chapel. She will lie in state at Jones-Harkins Funeral Home in Wilburton.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Wilburton with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Burial will be at Maxey Cemetery in Wister. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

Born Feb. 4, 1933, in Summerfield, she was the daughter of George Rease and Oda Mae (Hankins) Barnes. She was an office secretary.

Survivors include her two daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Dale Epperson, of Oklahoma City, and Patricia and David Donoley, of Wilburton; nine grandchildren, Jordan and Christie Epperson, Justin Epperson, Jennifer Epperson, Kathryn and Jacob Story, Sarah Epperson, and Natalie Epperson, of Oklahoma City, Heather and Brent Williams, Chad and Maureen Donoley, and Eric Donoley, of Wilburton.

Also, five great-grandchildren, Emma Epperson, Brinley Epperson, Reed Williams, Wyatt Williams and Hudson Williams; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Ilene Barnes, of Gore, and James and Elaine Barnes, Searcy, Ark., and numerous other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Dale, David, Jordan, Justin, Chad and Eric.

She was  preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carroll Bryan; brothers, Harley, George, and Troy Barnes, and a sister, Inez Barnes.