R. Earl Bryson DIANA �Memorial services for R. Earl Bryson, 76, of Diana will be at 11:00 A.M., Monday, January 9, 2012 at New Hope Baptist Church, in Ore City, with Brother Tony Pierce officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home in Diana. He passed away January 4, 2012 in Longview. Earl was born May 5, 1935 in Greenville, Mississippi to Rutherford and Margaret Bryson II. He was a retired purchasing agent and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church where he enjoyed singing very much. He is survived by his wife: Sandra Bryson, son and daughter-in-law: Rickie & Kim Allen of Longview, daughters & son-in-law: Margaret Hanley of Lake Isabella, CA., JoLynn & Ralph Woods of Gladewater, TX., and Ms. Tabith May of Ore City, TX., brothers: Jimmy & Donnie Bryson, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Monday, January 9, 2012, 10-11 A.M, prior to the service at New Hope Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions are sent to the building fund at New Hope Baptist Church, P.O. Box 417, Ore City, Texas 75683, or American Heart Association, Upshur County Memorial Program, P.O. Box 520, Gilmer, Texas 75644.