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Charline Berry

Charline Berry

The Messenger. 03.10.08
Charline (Griffin) Berry, 89, of McKenzie, a former resident of Paris and the mother of Martha Ellen Rippy of Union City, died March 8, 2008, at Union City Manor Nursing Home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Paris First United Methodist Church, with burial following there in Maplewood Cemetery. Dr. Joseph Geary and Thurman Holmes will officiate and friends may call at McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris from 4-8 this evening and at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of services Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be Scot Folks, Bill Lawrence, Chas Collomp, Dalton Folks, John Folks, Dr. Peter Lawrence, Jake Lawrence, Adam Ozier and Sam Folks.
The family requests that memorials be made to Paris First United Methodist Church.
She was born June 7, 1918, in Houston County, daughter of the late Glenn Turner and Macey (Moore) Griffin. She married Dudley Buford Berry Sept. 4, 1937. He died Dec. 5, 1997. She had worked for the City of Paris as city recorder and city judge for more than 25 years, retiring in 1975 to enjoy traveling and playing Bridge. She attended Tolers Business College and the University of Tennessee at Martin.
She was a member of Paris First United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher all her adult life and was secretary of the Administrative Board for many years.
She was also a long-time member of United Methodist Women.
She was a member of John Babb Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, the Paris Woman’s Club and the Thursday Bridge Club and was a charter member of the Paris Professional Secretaries International.
Survivors also include another daughter and two sons-in-law, Carolyn and Charles Folks of Paris and Jim Rippy of Union City; her sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca and Lee Gatlin of Memphis; six grandchildren and their spouses, Bill Lawrence, Drs. Peter and Bethany Lawrence, Scot and Tammy Folks, John Folks, Molly (Folks) and Todd Collomp and Carrie (Folks) and Jeff Strang; her step-granddaughter and her spouse, Alison and Tim Turner; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Randy Folks; her brother, James Burnett Griffin; and two sisters, Dorothy (Griffin) Turner and Betty (Griffin) Perry.

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