Alpha May (Faye) Middlecoff Bryant, 91, of Batesville, died Oct. 22, 2020.

Born Aug. 29, 1929, near Moody, Mo., she was the daughter of Arthur M. and Dortha May Schauffler Middlecoff. In 1936, the family bought 40 acres near Strawberry. Faye’s mother died when Faye was 15 years old, which left Faye to be the primary caregiver for three sisters and a brother, while her dad tended to the family’s crops.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rector Hail Bryant; a son, Dale Edward Bryant; and three sisters, Eula Morelock, Gladys Johnson and Maggie Crooms.

Survivors include a brother, Verdie Middlecoff, Hoxie; and numerous neices and nephews.

Graveside service was Friday, Oct. 30, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Independence Regional Museum, 380 S. 9th Street, Batesville, AR 72501.

An online guestbook is available at www.roller

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