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Hamilton County News, Friday, 29 March 1940, Vol. VIII, no. 50:

Headline:  Mrs. Oscar Berry is Buried at Hamilton

Mrs. Oscar P. Berry, 49, died at her home near Hamilton March 29, at 2:30 a.m. after a lingering illness.  Members of the family announced last night that she would be buried this morning, Friday, at 10 o'clock in the new I.O.O.F. Cemetery, but complete arrangements for services had not been made when the County News went to press.  Williams and Riley are in charge of the funeral.

Mrs. Berry was born Myrtle Groomer White, July 12, 1890, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry White.  She was a member of the Baptist Church and attended school in Hamilton.

She married Oscar P. Berry on December 24, 1911, and to this union five children, four boys and one girl, were born.  They are Oscar Jr. of San Diego, Calif.; Stanford of Hamilton; Mrs. Lawrence Mumford of Artesia, New Mexico; Bill and Cad of Hamilton.  In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by four brothers and two sisters.  Brothers are Rader and Dal White of Hamilton, Dorsey White of Casper, Wyo., and Walker White of Monahan.  Sisters are Mrs. E. E. Head of McKinney and Mrs. W. S. Dickerson of Cleburne.  The County News joins relatives and friends in mourning the death of Mrs. Berry, and further details of the funeral will be printed in next week's paper.

(Note:  Mrs. E. E. Head and Mrs. W. S. Dickerson were Myrtle's sisters-in-law.  Also, further details of the funeral were not printed the following week).

Hamilton (TX) Herald-News, Thurs., 29 May 1958, page 5-A:

Headline:  Oscar P. Berry, Pioneer Citizen, Buried Saturday

Oscar P. Berry, 72, died in a Clifton hospital Thursday, May 22, at 12:05
noon.  He had been in ill health for the past several years and was taken to the hospital when he became dangerously ill May 18.  Funeral services were conducted from the Bob Riley Funeral Chapel Saturday, May 24, at 2 p.m., with Minister Holland L. Boring, minister of the Reagan Street Church of Christ officiating.  And burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Hamilton.  John Jordan rendered two songs at the services:  "Farther Along" and  "Precious Memories."

Oscar Berry was the son of H.S. and Kate Berry, both deceased, and was born in Bell County, June 11, 1886.  He came to Hamilton when a small child and he spent practically all of his life here.  He was married to Miss Myrtle White, December 24, 1910, and five children were born to this union.

Mr. Berry was well known and well liked in Hamilton.  He united with the Reagan Street Church of Christ at the age of 69.  He was a retired farmer.  His wife preceded him in death in 1940.

Deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Joe Taylor, Artesia, New Mexico; four sons:  O. P. Berry, Jr., Lakeview, Oregon; H. S. Berry, San Antonio; Bill Berry, Wickford, Rhode Island; and Cad Berry, Puerto Rico; two sisters, Mrs. W. S. Dickerson, Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. E. E. Head of Killeen; and eight grandchildren.

Due to living at great distances, three of his sons were unable to attend the funeral.

Pallbearers were:  Alfred Schmidt, Wade Gregory, Marvin Wilson, John Koen, W. P. Lawson, Burl Massingill.

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