Frank Bryant, age 80, of 444 Bryant Road died Wednesday (January 19, 2011) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
Graveside services will be 2:30 PM Sunday at Cross Hill Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Wayne Jones and the Rev. Gregg Newton. The family will receive friends at the residence Saturday from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.

A native of Moore County he was a son of the late Rufus Ellis Bryant and Ida Maude Key Bryant. He was a tobacco and cattle farmer and for the last several years grew produce for local markets and individuals who came by the farm.

Frank Byrant was an icon of Moore County Agriulture. 'I was born in hard times, but we lived a very happy life.' Things that made him happy were family gatherings, a ripe watermelon and making ice cream. He loved his family and served his community. He enjoyed growing quality tobacco and produce, raising poled hereford cattle and, he still loved to fish, hunt quail and listening to a trailing hound.

He was positioned on many boards and councils associated with the agricultural and banking communities. He was a founder and general manager of the Carthage Cooperative Tobacco Warehouse which was a model of success and inspired many other farmer owned co-ops in the state. He was well known for his generosity and his ability to 'get the job done' he was a receipient of the Jefferson Award, presented by WTVD in recognition of his contributions to his fellow man. He also was the receipient of the Outstanding Farm Business Family Award presented by the Sandhills Area Chamber of Commerce, just one example of many accolades accumulated over the years.

He was preceded in death by his wife Clara F. Bryant who died in 2000. Frank would later marry Hazel Warner Bryant who passed away in 2007.

He is survived by: daughters Faith Bryant, Marie Bryant, and Marcie Ring; sons Terry Bryant, and Tim Bryant; step-son Micky Ray; sisters Betty M. Russell, Rose Denny, Wilma Turberville and Ruth Barger; brothers Billy Bryant and Charles Bryant; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to: Gideons International, P.O. Box 1430, Carthage, NC 28327.

Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Bryant family.

Condolences: www.PinesFunerals.com.

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  1. The Bryant Family,
    I know your hearts are heavy with sadness at this time and I will be praying for you. I will miss Mr. Bryant at the farm store. He always had a smile and a kind word for all. God Bless each of you.
    Linda Cheek

  2. FRANK CAME INTO MY MOTHERS LIFE AND MADE HER LAST YEARS PROBABLY THE BEST SHE HAD EVER HAD. SHE WAS SO HAPPY WITH FRANK WHO TREATED HER LIKE A QUEEN. FRANK MADE US ALL A PART OF HIS FAMILY AND WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY HE HAS. MY FAMILY AND MYSELF FEEL SO L

  3. Dear Bryant Family, I am so sorry of your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a love one. I feel like I am losing the rest of what I had left of Hazel. I miss her so much it hurts. Frank was a wonderful Grandpa for as long as I had him in my life. He was

  4. So sorry to hear about Mr. Bryant. We will miss him greatly. We will be praying for the family during this time. Neil Wolfe and Family

  5. Uncle Frank’s pasing was not only a loss for our family, but for the community as a whole. In this time of sorrow, let us be reminded that "Uncle Punk" is surely standing against an old-timber barn spitting watermelon seeds, asking who wants a p

  6. I will always remember Frank as a man of great character and sound work ethic. As a child I spent some good times at their farm. Frank will be greatly missed and I extend my deepest sympathy to his family for such a great loss.

  7. Frank Bryant was well known throughout Carthage and Moore County and a long time friend of my father, the late Willie %u201CBill%u201D Martin of Carthage. As children I got into much mischief playing with his son Tim during %u201Ctobacco%u201D season. %u2

  8. Hello to all of the kids. My name is Randal and I’m sorry for your loss. Your daddy was a good man that took time to raise other kids as well as the ones he sired. I have and will always have alot of respect for him. Thank you for being there and spending

  9. Thoughts and prayers with the family. I always felt like a part of the family when I was there. It was truly a good feeling.I am blessed to have known him even for the short period I did.

  10. Billy & Charles: My deepest sympathy for the loss of Frank. His strength and toughness was a legend in Moore County, and my mother always looked forward to his strawberries. I think of you two often and wish you the best. Yates Williamson

  11. Bryant Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We met Frank several years ago when we began selling tobacco at his warehouse. I would go with my husband and we would take our 1 daughter at the time and he would always ride her around and he always w

  12. So sorry to hear of Mr. Bryant’s passing. I Pray that God will give each of you the strength to get through this difficult time. Know that each of you have an Angel watching over you from Heaven. Hold onto the special memories as I’m sure you have many. W

  13. Terry, Belinda and entire Bryant family,
    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God Bless.

  14. Frank Bryant will be missed by us at Thigpen and Jenkins. He always brought us produce and I was blessed to have known him. He was like me, because he wanted things Yesterday! Frank was a true southern gentleman, he possessed the traits that I know his fa

  15. Daddy, I miss you so much! May you get the rest you have needed for so long. Now, I understand why you worked so hard, both day and night,–the farm was your pride and joy! Hopefully, we will continue on the farm as would have made you proud. Thank you fo

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