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Friday January 24th, 2020
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George Bryan, Sr.

George L. Bryan, Sr.


Gray Court


George L. Bryan, age 78, of Gray Court, passed on to be with his Heavenly Father , surrounded by his wife and children in his home on Monday, January 20, 2020.


George used his degrees earned at NC Technical College in machine technologies and mathematics in a long-lasting career at Dow Chemicals until his retirement.


Born in Greenwood, George was predeceased by his mother, Eulie Mae Payne, father, Gordon Payne, and father, George Logue Bryan, whom passed away prior to his birth.  He was also predeceased by his beloved mother-in-law and father-in-law, Margaret and Alger “Buddy” Smart, his sister, Mary Helen Able, and his adored grandson, Christopher Barber.


He will be waiting in heaven for his wife of 57 years, Betty Bryan, and his children, George L. “Bubba” Bryan, Jr. (Lea), Debra Jefferson (Gene), Katherine Gilmer, Sharon Barber (Micah), and Fran Bryan (Jason); brothers, Richard Payne and Preston Payne; his dearly loved aunt, Helen Bryan; thirteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and so many more family and friends.  This world’s loss is Heaven’s gain.  May all the angels rejoice!


Visitation will be held at The Kennedy Mortuary from 5:00-7:00 pm on Friday, January 24, 2020.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. K.J. Shorter with burial to follow in Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Edgefield, SC.


The family will be at the residence.


Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.




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Sharon, Frank and I want to send our condolences to you and family. So very sorry for the loss of your Dad. He seemed like a really nice man. Prayers for comfort that only God can give.
Frank and Brenda Mengarelli

Brenda Mengarelli Jan 24 2020 12:00 AM

George and Betty worked with me for several years....GREAT PEOPLE AND GREATFRIEND

haskell Scott Jan 24 2020 12:00 AM

Bubba and Kathy,so sorry for your loss. Y'all are in our prayers

Roy and Renee McCaslan Jan 23 2020 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have so many great memories and because of yall I had the best childhood anyone could have. There were so much laughter when any of you were around. I can just see the laughter on Mama and Daddys face when George was around. Love to you all

Tammie Robbs Church Jan 23 2020 12:00 AM

One of the finest men I've ever met. Always treated my family like his own.Love and prayers for the family. Truly a great man.

Anthony Kiker Jan 22 2020 12:00 AM

A beloved man and an amazing person. This world will miss him, but it is a "see you later" and not a "goodbye"! God bless his family and friends in this time.

Childhood friend Jan 22 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers to the family during this time.
Jack,Angie,Nikki,Andrew & Mabree Henderson

Angie Harrison Henderson Jan 22 2020 12:00 AM

George was a best friend to my Daddy and they all are a part of our family , it wasn't by the way of blood but by the way of love and my family loves his family as much as we would if they were blood related and I can hear my Mama say Hey George Bryan when he would come to visit them and I know that's what she is saying when she sees him in heaven ! Rest in peace George Bryan ! You will be missed by many and you are loved by us all !

Sherry R Nix Jan 21 2020 12:00 AM