Mary Elizabeth Speed Bryson, 68, of Clayton, GA went home to her Heavenly Home Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at her residence, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.
She was a life-long resident of Rabun County and was the daughter of the late Ray Raleigh Speed and Lois Dotson Speed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Charles Speed.
She is survived by her loving husband, Forrest Coleman Bryson, of the home; one daughter, Tamara Bryson Marcus and her husband Darion of Clayton; two brothers, Allen Speed and Dennis Speed, both of Clayton; and two sisters, Glenda Talley and Dianne Gragg both of Clayton.
Mary worked for the Rabun County Tax Assessor's Office for many years and was a very loving and caring wife and mother. She was a devoted member of Battle Branch Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends at Beck Funeral Home from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, April 3, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 4, 2014 at Battle Branch Baptist Church with Pastor Madison McCrackin officiating. Burial will follow in Flats of Middle Creek Cemetery, Scaly Mtn., NC with Pastor Cale Stancil officiating.
Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at www.beckfuneralhome.com.