Mr. Virgil B. Berry, age 80, of New Hebron, MS, passed away July 4, 2011 at Simpson General Hospital in Mendenhall, MS. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2011 beginning at 5:30 PM at Saulters Moore Funeral Home in Prentiss, MS. Funeral services will be Friday, July 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Saulters Moore Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at New Hebron Cemetery in New Hebron, MS. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss is in charge of all arrangements.
A native of Jefferson Davis County, Virgil Banks Berry was born on November 23, 1930. He was the son of C. E. Berry and Mary Banks Berry. He was a cattle farmer and a member of the Pineywoods Cattlemen's Association. He also worked part time as a Sheriff's Deputy in Simpson County for eighteen years. He was member of Old Hebron Baptist Church.
Mr. Banks is survived by his wife, Maxine D. Berry of New Hebron, MS; one son, Mark Berry of New Hebron; one daughter, Jennie Lee Duke of New Hebron; a step-son, Rocky Duke of Florence, MS; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and one sister, Lanel Fortenberry of Jackson, MS.He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com