OBITUARY

Markham Ernest Berry

January 31, 1950December 7, 2011

Markham Ernest Berry, age 61, of 19 Forest Meadow, Rome passed away at a local hospital Wednesday December 7, 2011. Mr. Berry was born on January 31, 1950 in Villa Rica, Georgia, son of the late Dr. Lowry Berry, Sr. and Sara Pinkston Berry.

Mr. Berry was a 1968 graduate of Darlington School, Rome, Georgia. He graduated from West Georgia College, Carrollton, Georgia in 1976 and was employed by West Georgia National Bank and Citizens Bank of Gwinnett. He served on the Alumni council of Darlington School and was a board member of Habitat for Humanity in Rome. He also volunteered with the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mr. Berry was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge of Villa Rica.

Survivors include his wife, Angela Culpepper Berry of Rome; two sons: Kyle Markham Berry of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Max Robert Berry of Rome; three daughters Sara Joyce Berry of Rome, Lauren Allison Berry of LaGrange, Georgia, Karen Berry Farmer and her husband, Troy Mason Farmer of Columbus, Ohio; and one grandson Landon William Farmer.

Also surviving is one brother, Robert Lowry Berry and his wife Barbara Morrison (Bambi) Berry of Rome, and two nieces: Lowry Berry Harrington and Natalie Berry Murphy.

Following a private burial at Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens, a memorial service will be conducted Saturday December 10, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Rome with Dr. Joel Snider and the Reverend Scott Jackson officiating. The family will receive friends in the sanctuary immediately following the 1:00 service.

Those serving as Pallbearers are Kip Berry, Ran Berry, Jere Jones, Bruce Jones, John McCanless and Bob Haarlow. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made to Darlington School, 1014 Cave Spring Road, Rome, Georgia 30161.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 10, 2011
  • Visitation Saturday, December 10, 2011
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Toody White

January 2, 2012

Mark was the best!! He was my brother's cutest & nicest friend! We had so much fun together in Ponte Vedra, when he visited Billy. I had some friends there too. We may have gotten into a little trouble. I send you my deepest sympathy. I know you all had a lot of laughs!
Toody White Sullivan

Joey Rice

December 13, 2011

Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Joey, Kelly, Logan and Landon Rice - Rome, GA

billy white

December 11, 2011

i was the lucky guy that got to room with Mark at Darlington in 1966 our sophmore year. We spent the summer in Ponte Vedra 1967. We used to stay up half the night talking; mostly about girls; or all those crazy teachers; Dorminey: Todd; Awsomb; Register: Clinkscales and Mozer. Of course that was a time when we did not think of or have real problems.
i saw Mark at a reunion 15 years ago. Miss him.Now. But what graet memories!! Those i will never forget!! Billy Bew White {Birmingham}

December 9, 2011

Mark was a wonderful friend for many years and will be missed at the office- he always made us smile when he came for a visit- will be thinking of him and his great family.
Rhonda Whitaker, Carrollton, Georgia

Nancy Butler

December 8, 2011

My prayers are with all the Berry family during this difficult time. I will cherish the visit from Mark this summer during his family vacation to St. Simons Island. We spent several hours laughing and remembering the 'cousin' adventures growing up in Villa Rica. Mark holds a special place in my heart. - Nancy Paris Butler.

David Muschamp

December 8, 2011

I am a better person for having known Mark. My thoughts and prayers are with the Berry family during this difficult time.