Our precious, sweet mother, Ava Nelle Hunt O’Bryan, age 79, of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully, Sunday, October 8, 2017.
She was born August 25, 1938, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, the daughter of Victor Lee Hunt and Rosa Kesterson Hunt. On May 25, 1954, she married Gordon E. O’Bryan, Sr. She was a member of Piney Baptist Church and a lifelong devoted church worker, wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors are her four sons and daughters-in-law, Gordon Jr. and Nancy O’Bryan of East End, Dan and Melba O’Bryan of White Hall, Tony and Jeanie O’Bryan of Hot Springs, and Pat and Shelly O’Bryan of Sheridan; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; her four brothers, John Hunt of Maryland, Artie Hunt of Little Rock, David Hunt of Springdale and Billy Hunt of Chula Vista, California; her two sisters, Vicki Foti of Fayetteville and Charlene Yarbrough of Little Rock.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 58 years, Gordon E. O’Bryan, Sr.; and oldest sibling, Jo Ramona Hunt Steele.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 14, 2017 in the Piney Baptist Church with Bro. Larry Catcher and Bro. Mike Kemper officiating.
Immediate family committal services were held soon after her death in the Oak Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs.
Mother had a wonderful life and was an ideal mother to us boys in every way. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, her flowers, her church and her Lord.
Memorials may be made to Piney Baptist Church, 3150 Albert Pike Road, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913.
Special thanks to Village Springs Health and Rehabilitation, especially Rachel, for the tender care given to mom.