Mr. Fred B. O'Berry
BROOKLET, Ga. - Mr. Fred B. O'Berry, age 84, died on Thursday, August 13, 2009, at his residence. The LaGrange, Ga., native moved to Savannah with his family in 1928 then to the Bethesda Home for Boys with his brother after his father's death in 1934. Mr. O'Berry was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II. He lived for most of his life in Savannah working for the Chatham County Police Department, the Savannah Police Department and the Garden City Police Department. He was the owner and operator of O'Berry Bonding Company for 25 years and O'Berry Tire Company for 26 years. Mr. O'Berry moved to Bulloch County in 1973 before retiring in 1995. He was greatly loved by his wife and family. Mr. O'Berry was a believer who loved God and attended many churches in the area. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred B. and Bessie Webb O'Berry Sr.; and a brother, John William O'Berry.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Betty Whitaker O'Berry of Brooklet; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Frank Scroggin of Wilmington Island, Ga., and Lisa and Marvin Headley of Dacula, Ga.; a sister, Evelyn O'Berry Adams of Pooler; a sister-in-law, Margie O'Berry of Wilmington Island, Ga.; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Black officiating and W.A. Edwards assisting.
Pallbearers will be Noel Forrester, Lamar Scroggins, Phil Scroggins, Tyler Scroggins, Caleb Scroggins, Phillip Scroggins, Joel Headley and Andrew Headley.
Burial will be in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Bethesda Home for Boys, 9520 Ferguson Avenue, Savannah, GA 31406.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, August 15, 2009
Fred B. O'Berry Jr.
Mr. Fred B. O'Berry Jr. - BROOKLET - Mr. Fred B. O'Berry Jr., 84, died Thursday. Survivors: wife, Betty Whitaker O'Berry; daughters, Rebecca (Frank) Scroggin and Lisa (Marvin) Headley, and other relatives. Visitation: 5:30-8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Funeral: 2:30 p.m., Saturday in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home. Burial: Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. www.joineranderson.com Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home Statesboro Chapel Savannah Morning News August 14, 2009 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries .
Published in Savannah Morning News on August 14, 2009