Services for Donnie Berry, 75, of McAdoo, will be at 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at the Crosbyton First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Robby Harris, Rev. John Ballard and Rev. Claylon Coursey officiating. Masonic graveside rites will follow in the Crosbyton Cemetery under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Crosbyton.
Donnie passed away on Jan. 20, 2009, at VistaCare Center, in Lubbock. He was born Jan. 23, 1933, in Whitney, Texas, to the late Cecil Walker and Irene Henderson Berry. On January 3, 1954 he married Margaret Ann Harris in McAdoo.
Donnie was a member of the McAdoo First Baptist Church, a 52 year endowed member of the Crosbyton Masonic Lodge #1020, a member of Emma Masonic Lodge #931, the 93rd Masonic Hilltop District, York Rite, KCCH Scottish Rite, Past Patron of the Crosbyton Order of the Eastern Star, Past Master and Secretary and of the Crosbyton Masonic Lodge. He was a 20 year director of the Duck Creek Soil and Water Conservation Board, served on Four Winds R C & D Board, and served on the Board of the Associated Cotton Growers. He was a charter member of the McAdoo Volunteer Fire Department. He also served on the Dickens County Livestock Association Board.
He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was a farmer and rancher in Dickens County for most of his life.
Donnie is preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Bond and Frances Copeland; and two brothers, Marshall Berry and Pat Berry.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret, of McAdoo; a son, Bill Berry, of McAdoo; two daughters and their husbands, Becky and Denny Graham, of Waco, and Barbara and Charlie Bogart, of McAdoo; two brothers, Jim Berry, of Lubbock, Glenn Berry of Charleston, S.C.; a sister, Betty Daniel, of Dublin, Texas; and six grandchildren, Michael and Cameron Graham, Kayla and Tyler Berry and Drew and Mandy Bogart.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Adams Funeral Home in Crosbyton.
The family suggests memorials to the McAdoo Volunteer Fire Dept. Box 76 McAdoo, TX 79243, and the Scottish Rite Learning Center 5744 40th St. Lubbock, TX 79407.
©Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Thursday, January 22, 2009
Margaret Ann Berry, 78, of McAdoo, TX passed away peacefully on July 25, 2014 in Lubbock. Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of McAdoo on Wednesday July 30th at 2:00 p.m. Internment will follow immediately at the Crosbyton Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Family will visit with friends on Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home in Crosbyton.
Margaret Ann was born on May 16, 1936 in Spur, TX to Henry and Exia Harris. She lived her entire life in McAdoo. She graduated from McAdoo High School in 1954. She married Donnie Berry on January 3, 1954 and they celebrated their 55th anniversary before his passing in January 2009. Margaret was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church in McAdoo where she taught Sunday school, played the piano, was the music director, and served as Treasurer. She was an avid supporter of Dickens County 4-H where she served as a volunteer leader. She loved her 4-H’ers and cherished the experiences they shared together whether it was method demonstrations, sewing, cooking, showing animals, State Round-up, or the many other opportunities. She also served as the President of the State Adult Volunteers Leaders Association. She was forever striving to Make the Best Better. As a young teen, she began her study as a Rainbow Girl. She was a dedicated member of the Eastern Star Chapters in Crosbyton, Spur, Matador, and Floydada. She served as Worthy Matron of Crosbyton and Spur chapters. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Social Order of the Beauceant. She was known as Mother or Momma by her children, Aunt Margaret by her nieces and nephews, and Mammie to her grandchildren and their friends. She was Margaret or Margaret Ann to her friends. The influence she had on those who called her Mammie is immeasurable. She was a kind and caring lady who loved with all her heart.
She was preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband, and her sister, Leona Turner.
She is survived by her three children and their families; Bill Berry of McAdoo, Becky and Denny Graham of Waco, and Barbara and Charlie Bogart of McAdoo. Grandchildren include Kayla and Andrew Dennison of Wylie and Tyler Berry of Roby, Michael and Cameron Graham of Waco, and Andrew Bogart of Houston and Mandy Bogart of McAdoo as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Reeves-Rhodes Terrace in Crosbyton and Dr. Becky Raedeke for the outstanding care and support they gave to Margaret.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be given to the Scottish Rite Learning Center, 1101 70th Street, Lubbock, TX 79412 or the McAdoo Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 79, McAdoo, TX 79243.
Obituary courtesy of: Adams Funeral Home
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