Sixty-four years ago, William Sanford Berry wed Irene Elizabeth McCroy at Portageville. To this union five children were born.
William Sanford Berry is survived by his loving wife, Irene, of the home; two sons, William Stanley Berry and wife, Elizabeth, of Cape Girardeau and James Allen Berry and wife, Janine, of Festus; two daughters, Ethel Irene Berry of Rogers, Ark., and Elizabeth Ann LaRue of Bentonville, Ark. He is also survived by one brother, Hestel Eugene Berry of Clarkton; three sisters, Gatha Ann Kennedy and husband, Dale, of Gideon, Lois Bonita Corbit and husband, Jeff, of Washington, Ill., and Ella Corine Stout and husband, Roy, of Nowata, Okla. Also surviving him are six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and 17 nieces and nephews.
On May 30, 2010, Rev. William Sanford Berry departed this world, joining a host of friends and loved ones to spend eternity in Heaven with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Graveside memorial services were conducted by Rev. Ellis Lee Ashworth and James Allen Berry at Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton. Richard's Funeral Home of New Madrid was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville, Ark.