Allen was a previous ABC President and rode with us some in my early days before moving to Memphis to help his son's business. He brough a lot of old records and maps when he was cleaning out. Jim
Allen Wright Berry, 72, passed away February 22, 2017, at Methodist
Germantown Hospital in Germantown, TN. He was born on September 30, 1944 in
Memphis, Tenn. He was the older child of Alonzo (AA) and Lois (Wright)
He was a graduate of Harrisburg High School in Harrisburg, Ark. Allen
received his BSBA in 1966 and MBA in 1968 from the University of Arkansas.
In 1969, he married Catherine Marie Fore and they raised two children,
Gregory and Emily, in Sherwood, Ark. Allen held the positions of Chief
Financial Officer and Treasurer at WEHCO Media, Inc. for 37 years. After
retirement, he and his wife Cathy moved to Germantown, Tenn. Allen was of
the Methodist faith where he served on the Board of the Heifer Project and
volunteered with Meals on Wheels. Being an avid cyclist, Allen was a member
of the Arkansas Bicycle Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo (AA) and Lois Berry. He is
survived by his wife, Cathy of 47 years; one daughter, Emily Hall (Michael)
of Germantown, Tenn.; son, Gregory Berry of Germantown, Tenn. Allen is also
survived by one grandson, Joey Taylor; one sister, Marilyn McCord Blackburn
(Ron); two nephews and two nieces.
Collierville Funeral Home has been entrusted with his funeral arrangements.
Visitation will be held Monday, February 27, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. until
service time at 12 noon at Germantown United Methodist Church. Burial will
follow at Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery in Harrisburg, Ark.
Pallbearers will be Ray Gash, Lynn Hamilton, Buddy King, Guinn Massey,
George Reagan, Paul Smith, and Charlie Van Deventer. Honorary pallbearers
will be Larry Hines and Gerald Kilpatrick.
The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Lee, Dr.
Hussein Tawbi, and staff at MD Anderson Cancer Center for their gentle and
attentive care throughout his illness.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center,
Melanoma Research, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210 or you may donate
online at www.mdanderson.org/gifts <http://www.mdanderson.org/gifts> .
Donations may also be made to Germantown United Methodist Church, 2331 South
Germantown Road, Germantown, Tenn. 38138.