Sidney Tathum Bryson

November 9, 1931 ~ December 12, 2018 (age 87)

Sidney Tathum Bryson
November 9, 1931 - December 12, 2018

If wealth were measured by friendships, Sidney Tathum Bryson was a rich man!  With his soft blue eyes and his genuine smile, he had a way of capturing your heart. He never met a stranger.  Sidney never placed value on a person’s material wealth or possessions; he formed his relationships based on character and heart.  He was a kind, sweet soul that enjoyed helping others.  He loved to talk and visit with folks. He genuinely cared about people and was not afraid to show his feelings.  He had a tender heart.   He lived life to the fullest and looked forward to his journey to his eternal home.  He truly understood the value of faith, family and friendship.
Sidney was born in Siloam, GA on November 9, 1931 to Marion Turner Bryson and Lady Ruth Smith Bryson.  He was the youngest of five children.  He leaves behind his beloved wife of 62 years, Geneva. (She will always be his sugar plum); three daughters, Ellen Bryson (Frank Sweezey), Beth Bryson, Sydney Gill (Jeff), three grandsons:  Mathew Sweezey, Jarad Taylor (Santele), and Aidan Gill; two step grandchildren Debra Sweezey and Michal Leland; and seven great grandchildren, Jaidan, Tyler, Cason and Kinsley Taylor, Jessica Bowden, Charlie Leland and Ben Leland.
Sidney was a lifelong resident of Greene County.  He served during the Korean War, 1951-1954.  He served in the Medical Company 504th AIR, Fort Bragg, NC and was a proud member of the 82nd Airborne.  Sidney shared this honor with his son-in-law, Jeff Gill and his grandson, Jarad Taylor, also in the 82nd.  Following his discharge he returned to Greene County and was a dairyman on the family farm in Siloam until 1970.  Later he worked for Dixie Wood, Lawrence Oil Company, and Over the Hill Construction.  In Sidney’s latter years, he served as the Chief Bailiff of the Greene County Court for over 12 years.  He enjoyed this time immensely.
Sidney’s avocation was wood working, a passion he shared with his grandson, Mathew.  Many people around the county can attest to his fine workmanship.
Sidney was a member of the Siloam United Methodist Church and the San Marino Lodge where he served as Master and earned his 32nd degree from Scottish Rite in Atlanta.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests  that donations be made to the Siloam United Methodist Church, c/o Shirley Channell, 3871 Highway 15 South, Greensboro, GA 30642 or the Masonic Children’s Home, 1417 Nottingham Drive, Macon, GA 31211.  
Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Siloam United Methodist Church, 111 Church Street, Siloam, GA 30665 with Chaplain Dennis Duck officiating.  Serving as honorary pallbearers are Johnny Lewis, Jason Mobley, Chip Merritt, Randy James, Keith James and Lamar Powell. The family will receive friends Friday, December 14, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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