Joretha Bryant

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Funeral services for Joretha Bryant, 70, of Decatur County, were held Saturday, May 2, at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Attapulgus with the Rev. Glorida Walden officiating.

Interment followed on a family plot at the church’s cemetery with Kelvin Bouie, James Edmond, Spencer Hines Jr. and Leepoula Wise serving as active pallbearers.
Born March 14, 1939, in Decatur County, Ms. Bryant died April 25, 2009, at Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge.

Ms. Bryant was an alumnus of Attapulgus-Mount Moriah High School. She was the recipient of a Bachelor of Science degree from Fort Valley State College in Fort Valley, Ga., and a master’s degree in history from Tennessee A&I University in Nashville, Tenn. She was employed at Tennessee A&I University as an associate professor of the Social Sciences Department. She worked on her Doctorate of Philosophy at Oklahoma University in Norman, Okla. Her career ended early because she was stricken with muscular sclerosis.

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Survivors included two sisters, Clarissa B. Kendrick and Melvia B. Reed; nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Guyton Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.