Bryan Sickels

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bryan Sickels, 35, of Manila, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at The Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Born at Creve Coeur, Mo., near St. Louis, he had been a Manila resident since 1982. He was a carpenter and loved all types of woodwork. Bryan was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include two sons, Sethaniel Sickels and Ashton Sickels; one daughter, Maci Sickels; his parents, Frank and Sandra Smith Sickels; his grandmother, Bernice Smith, all of Manila; four sisters,

Tonia Iliff of Manila, Coni Strader of Batesville, Ark., Shawna Sickels of Etowah and Angie Ashabranner of Manila. Bryan also leaves his fiancee Felicia Ashabranner of Manila; six nieces, seven nephews, one great-niece and four great-nephews.

Funeral service was 3 p.m. Friday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with Rev. Andy Andros officiating. Burial was in Manila Cemetery.

The family received visitors Friday from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Chris Strader, Joey Meherg, Chris Ashabranner, Rodney Smith, Kevin Lovell, and Richard Holtz.

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