Billy Ray Berry, 76, widower of Jo Ann Fowler Berry, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012.
A native of Ninety Six, he was a son of the late William Pope and Alice Stribling Berry. He was a graduate of Lander University in Greenwood. Mr. Berry moved to Peach County, GA in the early 1960s and was the Band Director of Peach County High School. In 1969, he moved to Milledgeville and taught band in the elementary and junior high schools before becoming Band Director at the Baldwin County High School until his retirement. After his retirement he taught at John Milledge Academy for several years.
Surviving are two brothers, Danny L. (Joy) Berry and Howard (Patsy) Berry, both of Greenwood; a sister-in-law, Judy Berry of Ninety Six and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and a brother, Gary Berry.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 29th at the Chapel of Moores Funeral Home in Milledgeville with the Rev. Jerry Bradley officiating. Committal services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Greenwood, SC.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 am until 11 am at Moores Funeral Home in Milledgeville.
Please visit www.mooresfuneralhome.com to express tributes.
Moores Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. This announcement is made courtesy of Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services.