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Allen Wright Berry

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Allen Wright Berry

Germantown, TN

AAllen Wright Berry, 72, passed away February 22, 2017, at Methodist Germantown Hospital in Germantown, TN. He was born on September 30, 1944 in Memphis, TN. He was the older child of Alonzo (AA) and Lois (Wright) Berry. He was a graduate of Harrisburg High School in Harrisburg, AR. Allen received his BSBA in 1966 and MBA in 1968 from the University of Arkansas. In 1969, he married Catherine Marie Fore and they raised two children, Gregory and Emily, in Sherwood, AR. Allen held the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at WEHCO Media, Inc. for 37 years. After retirement, he and his wife Cathy moved to Germantown, TN. Allen was of the Methodist faith where he served on the Board of the Heifer Project and volunteered with Meals on Wheels. Being an avid cyclist, Allen was a member of the Arkansas Bicycle Club. He was preceded in death by his parents Alonzo (AA) and Lois Berry. He is survived by his wife, Cathy, of 47 years; one daughter, Emily Hall (Michael) of Germantown, TN; son, Gregory Berry of Germantown, TN. Allen is also survived by one grandson, Joey Taylor; one sister, Marilyn McCord Blackburn (Ron); two nephews and two nieces. Collierville Funeral Home has been entrusted with his funeral arrangements. Visitation will be held Monday, February 27, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. until service time at 12:00 noon at Germantown United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery in Harrisburg, AR. Pallbearers will be Ray Gash, Lynn Hamilton, Buddy King, Guinn Massey, George Reagan, Paul Smith, and Charlie Van Deventer. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Hines and Gerald Kilpatrick. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Lee, Dr. Hussein Tawbi and staff at MD Anderson Cancer Center for their gentle and attentive care throughout his illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, Melanoma Research, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210 or you may donate online at Donations may also be made to Germantown United Methodist Church, 2331 South Germantown Road, Germantown, TN 38138.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Feb. 25, 2017
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