Freda was born to Dock Allison Hall and Pearl Bradley Hall on August 15th 1925 in the Oak Grove, NC community. She graduated from Western Carolina University in 1949 where she received her B.S. degree in teaching and subsequently taught school in the Macon County School district.
Freda married Bruce Dickerson Bryant on April 15th 1950. They had two children, Barnard Bruce Bryant and wife Nancy of Asheville and Pamela Bryant Bailey and husband David of Charlotte; two grandchildren Matthew Myron Bailey and Catherine Allison Bailey both of Charlotte. Freda also had two nieces, Clara Jean Brandy and Betty Jo Farlow, and a nephew Ed P. Guy.
Freda was a loyal member of First Baptist Church in Franklin and considered the parishioners there to be part of her extended family. During her time at Deerfield she was always thrilled to receive visitors and correspondence from her church family and others in the community.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the kind, caring and exceptional staff at Deerfield during her twelve-year stay there.
A memorial service celebrating Freda’s life will be held at Macon Funeral Home in Franklin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March the 8th followed by a visitation at the Bryant’s home at 38 Trimont Mountain Trail in Franklin from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
A memorial will also be held in Asheville at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Home in the St. Giles Chapel on Sunday, March 16th at 2 p.m.
The family asks for memorials to be made to First Baptist Church, 69 Iolta Street, Franklin, NC 28734; MANNA Food Bank, 627 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville, NC 28805; or Hospice House Foundation, PO Box 815, Franklin, NC 28744.
Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.