Remembering Dorothy “Dot” Bryan

Dorothy “Dot” Bryan

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Bryan, age 94 of Ruston, LA will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, December 2, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Ruston with Dr. Chris Craig and Rev. Clayton Owen officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive East Cemetery in Quitman, LA under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Dot was born December 11, 1927 to Marguerite “Pearl” and Charles Cravey in Houston, TX, and she passed away November 30, 2022 in Ruston. She retired from Green Clinic as an administrative secretary. Dot enjoyed watching old classic musicals and doing crossword puzzles. She especially loved spending time with her grandson Ethan. Dot was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years Willis “Johnny” Bryan; daughter Danielle Taylor; son Mark Fernandez; step-son Jeffrey Bryan; step-daughter Mary Rose “Tootsie” McGuire; and half-brother Charles Cravey.

Dot is survived by her two daughters Wendy Fernandez of Ruston and Michelle Axton of Ruston; grandson Ethan Axton; step-children: Willa Jean “Red” and husband Brad Cornell of Boerne, TX, Jo Ann and husband Butch Warner of De Soto, TX, Johnny C. “Buddy” Bryan of Tomball, TX, Bonnie and husband Mike Langley of Montgomery, TX, Jesse Bryan of Pasadena, TX and Debbie and husband Ricky Martinez of Richmond, TX; daughter-in-law Janie Bryan of Pasadena; daughter-in-law Frances Salines of Corpus Christi, TX; sister-in-law Margaret Smedley of Kountz, TX; sister-in-law Lois Bryan of Port Arthur, TX; numerous step-grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be 12:00-2:00 PM, Friday, December 2, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Ruston. To leave an online memorial message for the family, please visit