|Henry James Rhyan was born July 28, 1904, to the late Effie Allen Rhyan and Thomas Rhyan. He was baptized at Woodlawn Methodist Church during the early years of his life. He departed this life June 27, 1986, at Assumption General Hospital in Napoleonville.
He was an active member of the United Methodist Ministers’ Association where he served faithfully until his retirement. He is survived by seven children, Robert and Joseph Rhyan, Ruth R. Murray, Ethel Barras, Samuel Clarence, and Cynthia R. Gales; two sisters, Lillian Daggs and Enota R. Mims; one brother, Northern Rhyan; two daughters-in-law, Rilla and Francis Rhyan; two sons-in-laws, Herbert Barras and Joseph Gales; one sister-in-law, Alicia Rhyan; one brother-in-law, Alex Daggs; twenty-one grandchildren, thirteen great- grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.”
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1987; p. 322-323 By Roger D. Lathan|