Obituaries for the Berry Family
Harold "Dolly" Berry
Harold "Dolly" Berry, 73, of Beckley, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born Feb. 12, 1926, in Summerlee, he was the son of the late John and Bertha Cecelia Dunbar Berry. Mr. Berry was a retired store manager for Summerlee Company Store and was a retired Prudential Insurance agent in Beckley. He was a member of Summerlee Presbyterian Church and was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elsie Newman; his twin brother, Howard; and two additional brothers, James and Willie Berry. Survivors include his wife, Ethel Lukie Berry; two sons, John Berry and his wife, Susan, of Milford, Del., and Tim Berry and his wife, Kathy, of Beckley; a daughter, Terri Wills and her husband, Ed, of Glen Morgan; a brother, Jack Berry of Oak Hill; four sisters, Catherine Rakley of Oak Hill, Beatrice Page of Oak Hill, Evelyn Wofford of Middleport, Ohio, and Nellie Ellen Robinson of Summerlee; and seven grandchildren, Chris Berry, Eddie Wills, Josh Wills, T.J. Berry, Michael Berry, Bethany Berry and Philip Berry. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Tyree Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Bill Menefee and Dewey Pittman officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Nila G. Canterbury
Nila Gay Bennett Canterbury, 58, of Blue Jay, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at 4:31 p.m. at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following a long illness. Born Aug. 7, 1942, at Pear, she was the daughter of Mogene Tincher Bennett of Abraham, and the late Luther Bennett. Mrs. Canterbury was last employed by Zales Jewelry at Crossroads Mall, and attended the Blue Jay United Methodist Church. She was a member of the New Salem Baptist Church at Abraham. She enjoyed her grandchildren, and loved gardening and working with her flowers. She had made her home at Blue Jay for more than 40 years. She was preceded in death by a sister, Leona Plumley; infant brothers, Theodore and Willard Bennett; a brother, Aubrey Bennett; and her mother-in-law, Garnet Canterbury. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Charles "Pat" Canterbury; three daughters, Patricia Cheryl Walker and husband, Timothy, of Laurel, Del., Debra Gay Deck and husband, Kevin, of Crab Orchard, and Erica Dawn Card and her husband, Robert, of Daniels; three grandchildren, Stephanie Wiseman of Laurel, and Kara Dawn Deck and Chase Woodrow Deck of Crab Orchard; eight brothers, Everett Bennett of Colorado Springs, Colo., Daris Bennett of Abraham, Bennie Bennett of Midway, Luther "Danny" Bennett of Abraham, Roger Bennett of Whitehall, Pa., Jerry Bennett of Abraham, Ricky Bennett of Abraham, and Jimmy Bennett of Elko, Nev.; and five sisters, Eileen Bennett, address unavailable, Joyce Hornsby of Ghent, Ruth Ann Watson of Beckley, Reba Bennett of Abraham, and Rosa Adkins of Daniels; and many nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Blue Jay United Methodist Church, Blue Jay, with Pastor Allen Johnson officiating. Entombment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church and one hour before the services Wednesday. Pallbearers will be Ashley Adkins, J.D. Meador, Jeremy Meador, Carl Richmond, Stuart Coffman and Mark Cox. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.
Charles Calvin Berry
ALDERSON - Charles Calvin Berry, 77, of Alderson, formerly of Hinton, died Friday, April 13, 2001, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, following a long illness. Born Nov. 25, 1923, at Backus, he was the son of the late James and Bernice E. Milam Berry. Mr. Berry was a retired operation supervisor, having retired from Virginia Electric & Power Company, retiring after 45 years of service. He was a World War II veteran having served as a tech sergeant in the U.S. Army and was an avid ham radio operator for many years. Mr. Berry was of the Protestant faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Mae Goodwin Berry; one brother, William E. Berry; and one sister, Dorothy Berry. Survivors include companion and friend, Vada V. Ward of Alderson; one son, Charles Lyndon Berry of Smithfield, Va.; one brother, Junior F. Berry and wife, Elizabeth A., of Denver, Pa.; one sister, Mary Grishaber and husband, Charles, of Charleston; three grandsons, Mark Philip Berry of Wilson, N.C., Craig Matthew Berry of Franklin, Va., and Jonathan Christian Berry of Smithfield, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with the Rev. Harry Jackson officiating. Burial will be at Restwood Memorial Gardens, Hinton. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.
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