Viola Me Carter Ryan, 89 of Nashville, formerly of Pico Rivera, California, died March 4th, 2017. She was born on January 16, 1928 in West Liberty, Iowa, daughter of Louis and Wava Stanley Carter. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, 11 months, William Ryan, a son Donald Ryan, her parents, a sister, Marilyn Shelby, a sister-in-law, Mildred Campbell, a daughter-in-law, Linda Ryan and a grandson, Jeffery Allen Ryan. She moved to Nashville in 1986.She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. Her faith was a very important part of her life. She shared her faith with everyone she knew. She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, William Ryan Jr., Edward and Jean Ryan, one daughter and -son-in-law, Carol Yvonne and Lowell Ackley all of Nashville. One brother-in-law, Donald and Sally Ryan of Tempe, Arizona. Eight grandchildren: William Ryan III and Terri, Scott and Jenny Ryan, Marilyn and Bill Hockaday, Tim Ackley, Michelle and Jon Webb, Rick Ryan al of Nashville. Edward Ryan, Jr. of Whittier, California. Christy and Juan Rodriguez of Troup, Texas. Fifteen great grandchildren: Katie and Brett Little of Hot Springs, Billy Ryan, Lyndsay Hockaday of Conway, Blake Hockaday of Fayetteville, Tim and Kelsey Ackley of Savanna, Georgia, Kristin Ackley, Jennifer Ackley, Ashleigh Lemons, Christian Davis, Erica Ryan, Alyssa Ryan, all of Nashville. J.J. Ryan of Hot Springs, Alex Rodriguez of Troup, Texas, and Eddie Ryan, III of Whittier, California, and Jacob Caballero of Colorado. Three great-great grandsons, Wyatt and Liam Ackley and Payton Lemons. Two nieces and 7 nephews. A large host of other family and friends as well.
Services will be Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 1 pm at First Assembly of God Church in Nashville with Rev. Terry Goff and Rev. Calvin Parker officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday night from 6 to 8 pm. Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Church in Nashville.