The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday, April 3, 2023, at St. James C.M.E. Church, 215 Railroad Street, Marshallville, Georgia. Burial will follow at Colonel Felton Cemetery, 504 South Street, Marshallville, Georgia.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Stuart Carter Bryant was born in Marshallville, Georgia on August 13, 1933, to the late Levi Newton and Jessie L. Bryant. He accepted Christ and was baptized at Saint James C.M.E. Church in Marshallville at an early age.
Stuart was educated in the Macon County School system. He would soon leave to join the United States military. Stuart would serve 2 years in the United States Army and go on to complete 28 years in the United States national guard. He loved his country and served it proudly.
At the youthful age of 20, he would meet the love of his life Ruth Felton. They would join in matrimony November 21, 1953, where they would remain married until his death. Stuart and Ruth would go on to have four beautiful children who he loved dearly.
He began working for Robins Airforce Base in Warner Robins Georgia, where he would continue to work for 38 years. While working he would also join the political arena and serve as a city council member for 15 years. After 15 years of being a council member, Stuart would go on to lead the city he had known all his life as the mayor for the next 12 years.
Stuart was preceded in death by his parents Levi and Jessie Bryant, siblings Jack Bryant, Elizabeth Paige, Charles Bryant and Ralph Bryant and his only daughter Rosemary Bryant Douglas.
He leaves behind to cherish his precious memories: his wife of 69 years Ruth F. Bryant; three sons Stewart C. Bryant Jr., Melvin Bryant, and David Bryant (Shari Bryant) all of Marshallville Georgia; one devoted sister-in-law, Louise Bryant of New Orleans; twelve grandchildren a host of great-grands; great great-grands; nieces and nephews.