Mrs. Lenice Daniel Ryan was born October 9, 1931 in Collinwood, Tennessee, the daughter of John William Henry “Bro. Willie” and Magie Lee Russ Daniel. She was united in marriage to Thornton Ryan on October 17, 1947. Mr. Ryan preceded her in death on February 20, 1998. Mrs. Ryan was a homemaker and a member of the Collinwood United Methodist Church. Mrs. Ryan departed this life on October 17, 2021 on what would have been her and her husband’s 74th Wedding Anniversary, in Lutts, Tennessee at the age of 90 Years and 8 Days.
She is survived by a son, Thomas Thornton Ryan (Angie Archer) of Collinwood, TN; a daughter, Janice Lee Ryan Franks (Herman Glen) of Lutts, TN; two brothers, Nigle Eugene “Gene” Daniel of Waynesboro, TN, Johnny Russ Daniel of Collinwood, TN; three sisters, Dean Daniel of Collinwood, TN, Edna Luker of Collinwood, TN, Joyce Sue Cobb of Niceville, FL; six grandchildren, Candace Cherry (Tab), Laura Aymett (David), Glenna Dunagan (Cody), Thomas Ryan II (Julie), Messina Barnett (Jason), and Allie Daniel (Kenneth); thirteen great-grandchildren, Austin Cherry (Ana), Lee Ellen Cherry, Ryan Aymett, Elizabeth Aymett, Audrey Dunagan, Curry Dunagan, Valley Dunagan, Colt Dunagan, Skyler Ryan, Reagan Ryan, Grayson Daniel, River Daniel and baby boy Daniel.
In addition to her husband and parents Mrs. Ryan was preceded in death by six brothers, Jimmy Daniel, Neal Daniel, Fred Daniel, Coleman Daniel, Don Daniel, C.A. Daniel; and two sisters, Pauline Daniel, Marie Bryant.
A graveside service was held on Tuesday October 19, 2021 at the Memorial Gardens in Collinwood, Tennessee with Jeffery Young and David Rushlow officiating. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Wayne County assisting the family.