Laverne Bryant grew up near Aliceville. He married and worked in the county. But jobs grew scare here. He and his family moved to Mississippi, and he worked there for 30 years. After retiring in 2000 he found a place in Carrollton. He and Charlotte, his wife, came back. They made arrangements to build the house of their dreams.
He is active with the masons and with their church. Two grand-children live in Northport and visit the Bryants often. They are glad to be back. He commented recently that “social class” is not visible in Pickens County. People are friendly and accepting of one another. The Byrants feel blessed. They believe that, Thomas Wolfe not withstanding, some folk “can come home again.”