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Clabe Berry

Submitted by Donnie Pickard


Van Buren County Democrat
March 7, 1940

Mr. Clabe Berry

Mr. Clabe Berry was born November 9, 1894, and died February 22, 1940, at four o’clock p. m. He was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Pratt September 26, 1920.

He is survived by is wife, one daughter, Miss Essie, one brother, Sam Berry of Morrilton, one sister, Mrs. Harrison Gibby of Scotland and his mother-in-law.

Mr. Berry was a world war soldier. He spent 18 months over seas as a machine gunnist. He was always kind and cheerful and the death angel’s visit saddened the community as well as his family. He was always ready to help his neighbors. The nights were never too dark for him to get a doctor for someone or take them to the hospital, always a friend to anyone in need.

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon by Rev. Harris of Russellville. He was laid to rest in the Pleasant Grove cemetery, two miles south of Scotland.

"He is gone, but not forgotten,
Never will his memory fade.
Sweetest thoughts will ever linger
Around the grave where he is laid"