Mary Dean Fryer

November 5, 1928 ~ July 5, 2020 (age 91)


Mary Dean Fryer

November 5, 1928 ~ July 5, 2020 (age 91)

Mrs. Mary D. Hunt Fryer (also known as “Muh”) was born on November 5th, 1928 to the late Willie and Sattie Prewitt Hunt. She was one of eighteen children reared in LaGrange, Tennessee.

Her Graveside service was held on Saturday July 11, 2020 at 10:00 am at Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery in Grand Junction, Tn with Bishop Manuel Donis in charge and Dixie Funeral Home ( was in charge of the professional service.

She attended public schools in Fayette County and was a true advocate for making sure all of her children and heirs were educated.

She professed a hope in Christ at the age of thirteen at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Grand Junction, TN under the leadership of Rev. G.W. Jones. She was raised in the church and she encouraged all of her children to not only join a church, but to be an officer or involved in an organization of the church’s body. She later became a member of Rivers of Life International Ministries Church which is led by Bishop Manuel Donis. She was active in Sunday School, maintained membership on the Mother's Board, and participated in The Missionary Society in her church.

As a patriotic member of The American Legion Auxiliary, Post 239, Mary was encouraged to also volunteer at The Western Mental Health Institute. She also cherished being a member of The Lily of the Valley Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #10. She joined the organization in 1947; and as a member for approximately 73 years, she went to many of their annual conferences, local meetings, and programs.

On December 26, 1946, she united in holy matrimony to the late James Fryer Jr. They were married for fifty-six years and reared eight children, six boys and two girls. Muh loved cooking, traveling, sewing, quilting, and canning preserves and chow-chow of which she gave out to family members for Christmas and birthday gifts.

Her husband, James Fryer Jr., and her son Mitchel Fryer preceded her in death. She is survived by one sister, Emma Lou Hunt; seven children: Reverend Nelson Hunt; Dr. James Fryer (Diann); Ernest Fryer (Georgia); Bobby Fryer (Peggy); Reverend Dwight Fryer (Rev. Linda); Marion Lisa Fryer; and Carol Danette Fryer; one daughter-in-law, Frances Fryer; one sister-in-law, Mary Hunt; a special friend, Mrs. Willie Sue Poplar; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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Funeral Service

 Service Program


July 10, 2020

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jerome Boyd Chapel at Dixie Funeral Home
750 Bills Street
Bolivar, Tennessee 38008

Graveside Service
July 11, 2020

10:00 AM
Pleasant Grove MB Church Cemetery
Walnut Street
Grand Junction, TN 38039

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