Berlie Ellis Henry, 79

by | January 19, 2005 12:00 am

SWAINSBORO—Funeral for Berlie Ellis Henry, 79, of Swainsboro will be held Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Peebles Curry Durden Mortuary with son-in-law, Rev Mike Trimble and Rev. Luther Burns officiating. Burial will be in Eastbrook Cemetery. He died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005 in Michigan after an extended illness.

Mr. Henry was a 1944 graduate of Swainsboro High School. His parents died week before his graduation and he entered the Army a short time after and served for twenty-three years. He served as rifleman in France, Belgium and Germany during three major battles, Ardennes Forest or Bulge, Rhineland and Central Europe. The remainder of his service was in an administrative capacity as clerk, supervisor and office manager. He retired in 1968 as master sergeant after receiving the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Ribbon with medal pendant, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal to name a few. Mr. Henry returned to Emanuel County after retirement and was Emanuel County Tax Assessor for several years. He served as deacon at Swainsboro Free Will Baptist Church for many years. He was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.

Survivors are his wife, Inell Amerson Henry of Swainsboro; two daughters and one son-in-law, Jill H. Landing of Savannah; and Terry and Mike Trimble of Detroit, Mich.; one sister, Reba Fortner of Pooler; and five grandchildren, Tifani L. Pool, John Henry Landing of Savannah and Ben, Byron, and Blake Ellison Trimble, all of Detroit, Mich.

Pallbearers are Mike Henry, Tal Henry, Jamie Henry, Randall Kersey, Pete Canady and Ed Hodges.

Peebles Curry Durden Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

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