Funeral services for Mr. Gilbert McCawley Berry 85, of
Gainesboro, TN, will be held at 3 P.M. on Sunday, May 8, 2016,
at Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro,
TN. Burial will follow in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in
the Stone community of Jackson County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M.,
on Saturday from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. and on Sunday from 2 P.M.
until time of services. A Masonic service will be conducted on
Saturday at 7 :30 P.M. in the chapel of the funeral home.
He passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Cookeville
Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN.
He was the son of the late Hugh J. and Leola McCawley
Berry. On September 15, 1953, he was married to Betty
Whitson Berry, who survives. He was a farmer, worked for
Sutton-Anderson Funeral Home and then worked and retired as
the Sr. Vice-President and Director of Jackson County Bank. He
was a member of the Gainesboro Rotary Club; a member of
the Jackson County Industrial Board; also a member of the
Jackson County Lions Club; he served on the board of
directors for the Jackson County Soil Conservation District, and
was a director of Jackson Bank & Trust. He also served and
participated in many other clubs and organizations through the
years. He was a member of the Gainesboro First United
Methodist Church. He was a member of the Tannehill Lodge
133 of the Free and Accepted Masons and was an Al Menah
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1
Survivors include his Wife: Betty Whitson Berry of
Gainesboro, TN and 1 Sister: Betty Ruth Bates of Columbia,
TN. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Rev. Caroline Sanders and Rev. Russell Cain will officiate at
the services. Personal remembrances will also be offered by
Jim Birdwell, Drue Huffines, and Bill Mitchell.
Memorial donations may be made to the Gainesboro First
United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Doyene
Anderson Scholarship Fund.
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