Helen Bryson

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Helen Bryson
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    Helen H. Bryson, 97, was called to her heavenly home on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. She was a native and lifelong resident of Murphy.
    She had a heartfelt love for Cherokee County and its people. She thoroughly enjoyed reading the Cherokee Scout weekly.
    Against great odds, she graduated nursing school in 1947 and returned to Murphy to be a registered nurse for Dr. Whitfield for 22 years. She then worked in industrial nursing at Levi Strauss & Co. for 18 years.  She truly loved her profession.
    She was a faithful member of Murphy First Baptist Church for more than 50 years. She was an active member of Business & Professional Women for 30 years. She was a caring, helpful and generous person to her family and her community. Helen was well known for her homemade fudge and delicious pound cakes.  
    She was the daughter of the late Frank and Maude Carringer Hampton. Her husband, Hal Bryson, and her son, Gary Bryson, preceded her in death.  
    Her daughter, Sharon Bryson; daughter-in-law, Pam Bryson; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren survive her.
    A celebration of her life will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home in Murphy with the Rev. Aud Brown officiating. A private burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
    Her family will receive friends following the service at Ivie Funeral Home in Murphy.
    In her retired years, Mills River Life Enrichment Center brought a lot of joy, friendship and laughter into her life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to MRLEC, 137 Old Turnpike Road, Mills River, NC  28759.
    Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, is in charge of all arrangements.
    An online guest register is available at iviefuneralhome.com.