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 Minnie Carol <I>Portwood</I> Berry

Minnie Carol Portwood Berry

Emanuel County, Georgia, USA
Death 17 Apr 2013 (aged 75)
Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 108877153 · View Source
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Carol Portwood Berry, of Morganton, NC died peacefully at her home surrounded by her husband & her children on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. She battled cancer for years.

Carol was born in Emanuel County, GA, August 15, 1937 to Adell Lockhart Portwood & Robert F. Portwood.

Mrs. Berry attended Augusta College, in Augusta, GA and was a graduate of Houston Community College, Harris County, TX.

In 1991, she resigned from Stephens Office Supply in Houston, TX and retired with her husband to Morganton NC.

In Morganton, NC Carol volunteered at the Good Samaritan Clinic, Burke United Christian Ministries and taught the Cauble Class at First Baptist Church.

An avid music, art, and book enthusiast, she also was a perceptive, compassionate, genial 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 and former spouse, Thais A. Durden.


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.

Family Members




With Carol, one crowded
hour of a glorious
life was worth much
more than an age
without a name.
My love always, Frank

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Minnie Carol Portwood Berry (15 Aug 1937–17 Apr 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 108877153, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by BLS (contributor 47510602) .