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Belton Berry

March 17, 2011

Belton Eugene Berry, 90, died on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. He was born in Pontotoc County, to William Andrew and Ather Lee Dowdy Berry on October 3, 1920.
He attended Holmes Junior College and later received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University. He retired from the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service at Mississippi State in 1981 after 30 years of service. He was a member and deacon at First Baptist Church in Starkville. He was a past president of the Ackerman Rotary Club, a Master Mason and an Army Air Corps Veteran of WWII. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and hunting.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc, with Rev. Clifton Curtis officiating. Burial will follow in the Sand Springs Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ruth Waldrop Berry; one daughter: Linda Berry Williamson (Jim) of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and a granddaughter: Valerie Williamson of Atlanta, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother: Elton Berry; and sisters: Lois Brown and Laura Arnold.
Pallbearers will be: Jim Williamson, Bernard Graham, Michael Graham, Lynn Dowdy, Andy Arnold and Tommy Coleman.
Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be sent to the charitable organization of your choice.
Condolences may be offered at http://www.browningpontotoc.com.

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