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Sarah O'Berry

Sarah Ballew O'Berry, 77, of Jacksonville passed away peacefully surrounded by those who loved her on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27 at Jones Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 at Trinity United Methodist Church with a graveside service following at Onslow Memorial Park.

Sarah was born Oct. 11, 1936, in Tryon. She was the daughter of Elkton Gillette Ballew and Vivian Briggs Ballew. She is preceded in death by her parents, Elkton Gillette Ballew Jr. (brother), Margaret Ballew Moore (sister), and Jackson A. Moore (brother-in-law).

She is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Walter Samuel O'Berry Sr.; and four children, Vivian Blanche O'Berry, Walter Samuel O'Berry Jr., Lisa O'Berry Colvin, and Renee O'Berry Griffin; two son-in-laws, Carr Griffin and Ken Colvin; Alice Cundiff; 11 grandchildren, Wesley Peterson, Walter III and Mel O'Berry, Aaron and Kasey Brown, Sarah Fisher, Jackson O'Berry, and Mabry Griffin, Hannah, Katherine, and Andrea Colvin; and three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Lillie Brown and Rylen Blattel.

Sarah was a devoted and loving wife, incredible mother, an amazing grandmother and a beloved friend to all. Her main joys were spending time with her family and partying with her friends. She loved dancing, shopping and shoes. Sarah put a special decorative touch on every room she entered. She was the glitz and glamour of her family's eyes and will be forever missed.

Flowers are welcome or the family has asked for donations to be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 301 S. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville, NC 28540 in memory of Sarah O'Berry.

Condolences may be left at jonesfh.org.

Arrangements made by Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville.




Published in Jacksonville Daily News from Dec. 27 to Dec. 30, 2013
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