Mr. Bryan Kelly Whitehurst, age 89 of Williamson, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 at his residence.Mr. Whitehurst was born in Adel, Georgia on Jan. 6, 1926. He is preceded in death by his parents, Byron and Louise Whitehurst; wife of 61 years, Carolyn Howard Whitehurst. Bryan served in France and Germany during World War II, and after Germany’s surrender, he returned home to complete his education. He graduated from The University of Georgia in 1948 and married Carolyn Howard of Williamson, where they made their home. Mr. Whitehurst was a farmer and the ASCS District Conservationist. At various times he served Pike, Spalding, Lamar, Upson and Monroe Counties. Mr. Whitehurst was the mayor of Williamson, was a beloved member and co-founder of The Church of Joy. For many years he served as a devoted Elder and leader.Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Lil and John Lassiter of Crawfordville, FL, Kella and Thomas Barnett of Williamson; six grandchildren; sister, Hattie Jean Burton; and several nieces and nephews.Visitation for Mr. Bryan K. Whitehurst was held Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015 from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at The Church of Joy. Following the visitation, a funeral service will be conducted at the church. Pastor Jack Hollis will officiate. Interment will follow in Westwood Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Church of Joy, P.O. Box 41, Williamson, GA 30292 in memory of Mr. Whitehurst.Please join the family in honoring the life of Bryan Whitehurst by visiting conner-westburyfuneralhome.com and posting your tributes and memories.Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Road, Griffin was in charge of arrangements.