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James Haskell Bryant, 98
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Knoxville resident and DeKalb County native James Haskell Bryant, 98, was born April 7, 1912 and died March 23 at Ben Atchley State Veteran’s Home in Knoxville following a short illness.  
He was the son of the late Irvin B. and Mollie Guthrie Bryant. Mr. Bryant was a member of McMinnville First United Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Islands. He was retired from Arnold Engineering Development Center where he was an electrical foreman and a member of IBEW Local 2113. During his years in Manchester, he was a city alderman, served on the local planning commission, and was a member of the Lions Club. After retiring, he moved to McMinnville where he was active in Warren Masonic Lodge No. 125 F&AM, becoming a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason and was active in the Al Menah Shrine Temple in Chattanooga. His work with the Shrine included arranging for burned and crippled children in the McMinnville area to receive treatment in the Shriners Hospitals.  
He was married to Dorothy Roland Bryant, who preceded him in death April 16, 2009. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Floyd L. Bryant and five sisters, Ethel Bryant Lentz, Novella Bryant Bailey, Ida Belle Bryant Winfree, Lucinda Bryant Spangler and Pauline Bryant Murphy.  
He is survived by one daughter, Carline C. Bryant and husband Frederick D. Dickey of Knoxville, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.  
Funeral service will be held at noon today in High’s Chapel with Rev. Bob Case officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery with full military honors administered by the VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of service today at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 25, 2011