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The graveside funeral service for Barbara Ann DeBerry, affectionately known as Gran Ann, age 78, of Fayetteville, Tennessee, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2018, at Shady Grove Cemetery in Manchester, Tennessee.
Brother Steve Hale will officiate.
Ann was born Jan. 18, 1940, in Coffee County, Tennessee, to Leon and Verda Ruth Sartain Bryan. She earned her bachelor's degree from Athens State and worked as an executive secretary in the aerospace industry.
Mrs. DeBerry liked to read, loved babies, and spending time with her family. She passed away March 9, 2018, at Huntsville Hospital Hospice Family Care, surrounded by her loving family.
Survivors include her husband, Robert "Bob" M. DeBerry; daughters, Holly (Bret) Thompson of Athens, Alabama, and Tracy DeBerry of Huntsville, Alabama; grandchildren, Tessa (Caleb) Hardiman, Robby (fiancée, Molly Schaefer) Thompson, Caroline Thompson and Daniel DeBerry Lang; great-grandchildren, Truett Hardiman, Peyton Hardiman and Reese Hardiman; siblings, Violet McMahan, Carole McMahan, Sandra Simmons, Sylvia Walker, Wayne (Pat) Bryan, Sharon (Mervin) Elam; and sister-in-law, Sarah Bryan.
In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her siblings, Bob Bryan, Dorothy Winton, Eddie Bryan and Charlotte Hartman; and brother-in-law, Grant McMahan.
A time of fellowship will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2018, at Plainview Church of Christ, 14500 Hwy. 231-431 N., Hazel Green, AL 35750.
Memorials can be made to Hospice Family Care, 10000 Serenity Lane, Huntsville, AL 35803 or to The Dusty Elam Foundation, 744 Old Woodbury Hwy, Manchester, TN 37355.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Barbara Ann DeBerry.
Published on March 12, 2018
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