HILLSBORO MIRROR 1918
CITIZEN OF TEXAS 47 YEARS DIED HERE THIS MORNING
Mrs. E .E. Berry had been citizen of Hillsboro for many years and was well known.Mrs. Elvira Evelyn Hays Berry, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Orenbaun, 216 East Franklin Street at 8 o’clock this morning, aged 78 years, 7 months, and 23 days. Funeral arrangements had not been completed this morning at the hour of going to press, and are in charge of Williams and Leatherwood.
Deceased was born in Warren County, Tennessee on May 18, 1839, and was married to John F. Berry on December 20, 1857, the family moving to Texas 47 years ago, first settling at Dallas, but within a very short time moving to Hill County, where they have since resided. Mr. Berry died 27 years ago, and Mrs. Berry has resided years with her daughter, Mrs. Frank Orenbaun. She is survived by three brothers, W. G. Hayes of Hillsboro, George Hayes of Amarillo and Jim Hayes of Tennessee and one sister, Mrs. Laura Reed of Hillsboro, seven children as follows: U. S. Berry of Dallas, Mr. J. M. Perry of Waco, Mrs. W. G. Huggins , Hugh berry of Dallas, Mrs. J. H. Denison of Waco and Jack Berry of Dallas, together with twenty nine grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren.
When a child of fourteen years of age, Mrs. Berry made a profession of faith in Christ and united with the Methodist church, remaining a consistent member of that church and a staunch Christian to the day of her death. She was a most excellent Christian woman and greatly beloved for her many splendid qualities of character. The Mirror extends sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
Hillsboro Mirror-this obit appeared in the HCGS Spring 2003 Quarterly.