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Clifford Leonard Berry Sr.
Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Richard Smith.
Music provided by: a mixed church choir and Delores Smith singing a solo.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Anthony Chatman, Donnie Chatman, Richard Perkins, Marcus Perkins, Shawn Perkins and Timmy Starks. Honorary pallbearers were: Billy Douglas, Chan Holman, Ronnie Greene, Eddie Wheeler, William Wheeler, George Yates and Art Wiser.
Clifford Leonard Berry Sr. passed away at 8:35 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2005 at the Truman V A Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. He lived most of his life in the Vandalia area and was a faithful member of the Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ. He was also a life member of the Clarksville VFW Post. Clifford served in the U. S. Army during World War II and was in the European Theatre. He worked for over 41 years as a bricksetter at Harbison Walker Refractories in Vandalia, retiring on July 30, 1983.
Born: July 21, 1921 in Paynesville, Missouri the son of Vandivender and Flora Ethel (Daniels) Berry.
Married: Bertie Mae Allison in Vandalia on April 5, 1952; she preceded him in death on October 9, 1992.
Survivors include: five daughters, Joyce Chatman and Brenda Perkins both of Vandalia; Linda Starks and Pamela Hammers both of Columbia, Missouri and Barbara Mahaney of Montgomery City, Missouri; one sister, Geraldine Washington of Spokane, Washington; 22 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: wife, Bertie Mae; one son, Clifford L. Berry Jr. and an infant sister, Anna Berry.
Memorials may be made to Faith Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C. or the American Diabetes Association.
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