Louise C Bryant, a longtime resident of Macon, died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Carlyle Place, at the age of 100 years. A private graveside service will be held at Ellijay City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Bryant's name to The Resident Fund at Carlyle Place, 5300 Zebulon Rd, Macon, GA 31210.
Daughter of the late Clarence G. Cox, M.D. and Mary Ruth Edwards Cox, Mrs. Bryant was born in Ellijay, Georgia in July 17, 1919. She moved with her family to Milledgeville, Georgia, where she graduated from Peabody School in 1936 and from Georgia State College for Women in 1939, with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She then obtained a teacher’s certificate and taught first in Cochran, Georgia, then at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, during World War II. She had interesting stories, centered around the security measures when gold was moved to or from Ft. Knox. In 1942, Mrs. Bryant married Z. Sweeney Sikes, M.D. and raised three children, Mary, Jimmy, and Ruth. The family moved to Macon in 1958. After Sweeney’s death in 1988, she married Morton Bryant in 1990.
Mrs. Bryant’s activities included, President of Woman’s Auxiliary to Bibb County Medical Society, and State president to Auxiliary of the Georgia Psychiatric Association. She was active in the Republican Party, as a member of the Executive Board, Bibb County Republican Party, then Legislative Chairman, Awards Chairman, and winner of Republican Women’s Woman of the year in 1980. She was a delegate to the National Republican Convention in 1976. In 1981, she was a delegate representing Ronald Reagan at the Conference on Aging. She was an active member of the Medical Center of Central Georgia Hospital Authority, starting in 1986 and ending about 2000. She was on the board of directors of Medcen Foundation. As a board member for Medical Center, now Navicent, she saw the birth of Carlyle Place, a retirement center in Macon, and was the first to pay a deposit for Carlyle Place in 1997, and one of the first residents in October 2001.
Mrs. Bryant belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution and United Daughters of the Confederacy. Her hobby over the years was playing Bridge. She continued this endeavor for many years at Carlyle Place.
Mrs. Bryant is survived by three children, Mary Sikes Fields (Jerry), of Mineral Wells, Texas, Dr. Jimmy Sikes (Judy), of San Angelo, Texas, and Ruth Sikes (Dennis Crow), of Sandy Springs, Georgia, 5 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.
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The Resident Fund at Carlyle Place
5300 Zebulon Road, Macon GA 31210