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Athens - Funeral services for Alphinell Berry, 79, of Athens are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the Lake Athens Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Curry officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.
Ms. Berry went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 31, 2017 in Athens.
Iva Alphinell Arthus Berry was born April 7, 1937 in Malakoff, Texas the daughter of Ernest Linder Arthus and Frances Naomi Whitman Arthus. She was a dedicated member of the Lake Athens Baptist Church; with involvement in the Choir, the Ladies Sunday School Class, the sewing ministry, Operation Christmas Child and many more. Her professional career was spent entirely at First National Bank of Athens, where she worked for over 31 years before her retirement. Her extra time was spent with her children and grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and dear friend to many. She will be greatly missed by all she knew and loved.
She was preceded in death by her parents her loving husband Earnie Berry; her daughter Sherilyn Ann Berry Craig and four brothers, Edwin, James, Lloyd and Franklin Arthus.
She is survived by her son Diron Berry and his wife Shelley of Athens; one son-in-law Gary Craig of Athens; one sister Betty Gilmore and her husband Jimmy of Tyler; one brother Bobby Arthus of Fayetteville, Georgia; seven grandchildren, Cody Craig and his wife Rebekah, Cole Craig, Wendy Craig, Tye Berry, Amber Ellis and her husband Jason, Brandy Brown and her husband Korey, Casey Smith and ten great-grandchildren, Bentley, Paisyn, Korbyn, Brianna, Cleo, Anthony, Greysen, Justin, Austan, Zayden.
The family would like to give special thanks to: Dr. Douglas Curran, Genesis Hospice, Ronnie and Susan Sharp, Kindred Home Health, Bro. Mike Curry, Jenni Halbert and her very special friend Kathy Bashers.
Pallbearers will be Mark Hansen, Jim McPherson, Danny Partridge, Fredye Quain, R.B. Richardson and Bob Walters.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations made in her memory to the Lake Athens Baptist Church Missions.
Visitation will be held from 6-8:00 P.M. Monday, April 3, 2017 at the Lake Athens Baptist Church.
You may light a candle or write condolences to the family at www.hannigansmith.com.
Published on March 31, 2017
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