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Mr. Wilson J. Bryan

WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Wilson J. Bryan, 97, died Friday, January 7, 2011, at his residence in Waynesboro, Ga. He was a knowledgeable and caring gentleman with a keen sense of humor. He loved his family and friends and fully enjoyed life. Mr. Bryan was a kind man and always showed his love for Jesus Christ. He will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at 3 p.m. at the Joiner-Anderson-Saxon Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hal Hodgens officiating. Burial was in the Burke Memorial Gardens. Mr. Bryan was a native and resident of Richmond County until 1979. He was the owner and operator of Bryan Paint and Body Shop for over 40 years. Mr. Bryan was the oldest living member of Marks Baptist Church where he attended for as long as his health permitted. He served there in many capacities, Sunday school teacher, Training Union Director and Deacon. Mr. Bryan was preceded in death by his former wife, Lois Bonnett Bryan. Surviving are, his wife, Eunice Dickey Bryan, his son, Wilson Bryan Jr. and wife, Patricia of Lugoff, South Carolina; his daughters, Martha Smith of Clarks Hill, South Carolina, Nina Ward and husband Leon of Tabor City, North Carolina, Eloise Jenkins and husband Gene of Thomson; step-daughter, Rosemond Sheets and step-son Ralph Dickey and wife Jean, all of Waynesboro. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren and one great great great grandchild. Active pallbearers were his grandsons, Owen Smith, Michael Bryan, John Jenkins, Todd Dickey, Josh Dickey, Charles Ward, Keith Sheets and Scott Bremus. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marks Baptist Church, 1405 Marks Church Road, Augusta, Georgia 30909 in memory of Mr. Bryan. The Family would like to thank Regency Hospice for their care and assistance and a special thank you to Shelia Jenkins for her loving and dedicated service to Mr. Bryan. Joiner-Anderson-Saxon Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011

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