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Carol Portwood Berry
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1937
Georgia, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 2013
Burke County
North Carolina, USA

Carol Portwood Berry, 75 of Morganton, NC died peacefully at her home surrounded by her husband and children on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 after years of battling cancer. Born August 15, 1937 in Emanuel County, GA, she was a daughter of the late Robert Fielding Portwood and Adell Lockhart Portwood. Mrs. Berry attended Augusta College, Augusta, GA and was a graduate of Houston Community College, Harris County, TX. Following a professional career in accounting and payroll in Augusta, GA and Houston, TX, in 1991 she resigned her postion as Comptroller at Stephens Office Supply in Houston to retire with her husband to Morganton. In Morganton, Carol worked as a volunteer at the Good Samaritan Clinic and at Burke United Christian Ministries and taught the Cauble Class at First Baptist Church where she was a member. An ardent lover of music, art, and books, she was a discerning and compassionate woman who also deeply loved God, His Creation, and her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the father of her children, Thais A. Durden.


The funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013 at First Baptist Church, 502 W. Union St., Morganton, NC with Dr. Thomas A. Bland, Jr., Rev. Bill Rotan, and Rev. Fred Schuszler officiating. The family will receive friends in the church parlor beginning at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Combined Choirs Annual Concert Fund, First Baptist Church, P. O. Drawer 459, Morganton, NC 28680-0459 or to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Rd., Morganton, NC 28690. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family.

**** {see Sossoman Funeral Service website for complete obituary, survivors names have been removed for privacy on find a grave. Thank you. B.L.Stroud}
Family links: 
  Robert Fielding Portwood (1906 - 1978)
  Myrtle Adell Lockhart Portwood (1908 - 1972)
  Infant Son Portwood (1929 - 1929)*
  Rollie Felix Portwood (1930 - 2014)*
  Carol Portwood Berry (1937 - 2013)
*Calculated relationship
Forest Hill Cemetery
Burke County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: BLStroud
Record added: Apr 21, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 108877153
Carol Portwood Berry
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Miss you, Aunt Carol
- BLStroud
 Added: Mar. 9, 2014

 Added: May. 5, 2013

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