Warren Grady Bryans

March 20, 1957 ~ August 8, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old


Warren Grady Bryans, aged 66, of Newborn, GA passed away August 8, 2023, after a short but fierce battle with pancreatic cancer. A self-proclaimed home body, he passed away peacefully (with his usual dignity and grace) in his home that he had loved the past 41 years, surrounded by his beloved family.

He was the eldest son of the late John Edward and Mary Page McAdams Bryans. Born March 20, 1957, in Monticello, GA, Grady grew up in the Newborn community, where he lived in the Bryans family homeplace for 26 years.  At that time, he married Vickie Shepherd, daughter of Bobby and Mattie Malone Shepherd of Covington, GA, after they experienced a romantic (albeit unusual) meeting at the local trash compactor. Grady managed and operated his family’s dairy until this past fall, when he retired and closed the dairy. He had cared for that dairy faithfully working long, arduous hours with rarely a day off for his entire life. The decision to close the dairy was a difficult one.

Grady was a long-time member of Pennington Methodist Church, and a quiet, behind the scenes kind of a Christian – he modeled his life after that of his Savior, Jesus Christ, and was known by all who knew him as an honest, fair, and generous soul. He was also a founding member of the Morgan County Fire Department Station 7, where he served faithfully for 41 years. He truly possessed a servant’s heart and was always willing to help others in need.   

A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Grady loved his farm, his dog Ellie Mae, and spending time outdoors. He also enjoyed reading and playing Solitaire on his laptop. Just recently he discovered that he possessed an amazing talent for woodworking, and he designed, built and painted a state of the art, one of a kind, show jump trailer for jump poles and equipment. He was enjoying starting a beef cow herd, and producing hay to feed them. He was always busy, whether he was tending to cows, helping his wife and daughters with the family equestrian center (Malone Farms), or their family’s Hunter/Jumper Show Series (H. J. Fox Classics) at the GA International Horse Park in Conyers, which is in its 25th year of operation. 

Grady is survived by his wife Vickie, and their 4 children, Brian S. Bryans (Amie), Ashley Hammonds (Kevin Harrison), Merideth Bryans (Brad Robinson) and Melody Bryans Morgan (Justin).  His 7 grandchildren are Emma Grace, Beau and Tucker Bryans, Malone Harrison and Macy, Mack and Leila Morgan. He leaves behind siblings Gail Welch (Jack) and John Edward Bryans (Donna, deceased), and numerous other family members including an uncle, John McAdams and an aunt, Anita Peppers. Grady’s younger sister Mary Page was killed in a car accident at the age of 19.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 12 from 5 – 7 PM at A.E. Carter Funeral Home.  A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, August 13 at 2 PM at Pennington Methodist Church. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Grady requested donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at

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August 12, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
A.E. Carter Funeral Home Chapel
1670 Atlanta Hwy
Madison, Georgia 30650

Funeral Service
August 13, 2023

2:00 PM
Pennington Methodist Church
Broughton Road
Madison, Georgia 30650


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