Anne Bryan


Heaven got a new organist for their choir.

Anne Bryan has moved on to the ultimate music section in the universe. Anne was a woman of many talents. To all who were a part of her life music would be the connection that played its rhythm through our lives. She was a pianist, organist, and teacher. Anne shared her gift of music through those venues as well as her everyday life. If you entered her home, it was fairly certain that music would be playing somewhere somehow. She was a resident of Mexico from 1975 to 1990.

Anne Helen Byrd Bryan was born July 31, 1937 and passed away peacefully on Sunday Jan. 24, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Amanda Carol Dove and stepfather Joseph Mack Baker; husband Bill Bryan; brothers Jim Baker and Peter Baker.

Surviving are her children Laurence (Diana) Bryan of Billings, Melissa (Tim) Mohan of Newton, N.J., stepchildren Carl (Lois) Simpson of Edwardsville, Ill., Grant Simpson of Phoenix, Ariz., grandchildren Anne Mohan and Gemma Mohan, brother Joseph (Martha) Baker of Charlotte, N.C., sister-in-law, Rosalie Baker of Little River, S.C., sister-in-law, Pamela Baker of Cheraw, S.C., nieces Anna Maria Baker (Craig) Watson, Carolyn (Rich) Northrup and Rebecca Baker, nephews, Mack (Gena) Baker, Jim (Carrie) Baker and Carey Baker. There are also many great-nieces, nephews, cousins, many fellow musicians, students and friends who were all dear to Anne.

At later dates there will be an interment service at Arlington National Cemetery as well as a time of remembrance and celebration of life in Cheraw, S.C.

Memorials may be made to Cheraw Arts Commission, PO Box 219, Cheraw, S.C. 29520 or to the Alzheimer’s Association,