U.S. Veteran Mr. Grady Douglas Bryant, age 79, of Summerville, GA, passed Thursday March 11, 2010 at his residence after an extended illness.

Mr. Bryant was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Lyerly, GA, the son of the late Alfred Monroe and Marian Gardner Bryant. He graduated from Lyerly High School in 1948 after which he served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force, in Greece & Texas. After returning to Summerville in 1956 he became a contractor building houses and painting. Grady was know as being one of the best painters around. In 1983 he went to Atlanta to work for Partitions, Inc., and worked there until his blindness caused him to retire in 1999. Mr. Bryant was a member of the South Summerville Baptist Church and preceded in death by a son, Douglas Bryant,3 sisters, Virginia Alexander, Dorothy Hanle, Ruth Carpenter, and 5 brothers, Jack Bryant, William Bryant, Johnny Bryant, Edward Bryant, Gardner Bryant.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie Lou Bryant, two daughters, Regina Bryant, Summerville, GA, Myra Dickerson, Cumming, GA, a son, Clifford Bryant, Summerville, GA, 4 Grandchildren, 1 Great-grandchild, a brother, Norman Bryant, and many Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday March 13, 2010 from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Summey and Rev. Jimmy Bryant officiating with interment in the Greenhills Memory Garden. Active pallbearers, Tommy Alexander, Alan Bryant, Dennis Bryant, Anthony Bryant, Bart Bryant and O.W. Carpenter.

Mr. Bryant will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. Saturday March 13, 2010 until the service hour.