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Joann Rule (Carelock) Bryson

October 10, 1935 ~ November 25, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Joann Bryson Obituary

Mrs. Joann Carelock Rule Bryson, 88, a resident of Thomasville, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at Davidson Health & Rehab in Lexington. She was born on October 10, 1935 in Cabarrus County, NC to the late Ernest Carelock and Mae Hinson Carelock. Joann was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family. She attended the NC School for the Deaf in Morganton growing up and was a very strong and independent woman due to her hearing impairment challenges. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, John Vernon Rule and then her second husband, Porter Bryson.

Surviving are her two daughters, Rita Rule of Salisbury, and Kathy Guffey (Terry) of Shelby; one stepson, Jimmy Rule (Linda) of Salisbury; one sister, Faye McDaniel of Kannapolis; two grandchildren, Adam Smith of Kannapolis, and Tonya Burleson (Terry) of Oakboro; two great-granddaughters, Haley Speights (Jacob), and Kelly Burleson (Ethan), both of Albemarle; three great-great-grandchildren; two nephews; and several extended family members and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Thomasville. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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Graveside Service
November 30, 2023

2:00 PM
Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Thomasville


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