Roy Bryant died on September 1, 1994, and his obituary was published in the Bolivar Commercial on Tuesday, September 6, 1994, p. 12. This paper is published in Cleveland, Mississippi, six miles from Bryant’s home in Ruleville. The photographs of the grave were taken on February 6, 2005. Note that someone has written “Killed Emmett Till 1955” and “Race Murder” on the headstone. Bryant is buried near two of his brothers. Note also that after Bryant and his first wife, Carolyn, divorced, he married his second wife on the 26th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision, Brown vs Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, which declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional.
Roy Brant Sr., 63, of Ruleville
Died Thursday, Sept 1, 1994, at the
Baptist Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Williams &
Lord Funeral Home Chapel in
Ruleville. Burial followed in the
Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville.
Mr. Bryant served in the U.S.
He is survived by his wife, Vera
Jo Orman Bryant of Ruleville; a
daughter, Carol Ann Coats of
Pontotoc; three sons, Roy Bryant Jr.
of Bridge City, Texas, Thomas L.
Bryant of Raleigh, N.C., and Frank
Bryant of Greenville; three step-
sons, Bruce Gregg of Estes Park,
Colo., Gary Gregg of Hernando, and
David Gregg of Collierville, Tenn.;
three sisters, Doris Bryant of
Ruleville, Mary Louise Campbell of
Ruleville and Alene Winston of
Bellbrook, Ohio; a brother
Raymond Bryant of Dresden, Tenn.;
a half-brother, Dan W. Milam of
Eupora; 14 grandchildren and one