Barbara Ann DeBerry
January 18, 1940 -
March 9, 2018

Visitation

March 12, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Service 

March 12, 2018
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Graveside funeral service for Barbara Ann DeBerry, affectionately known as Gran Ann, age 78, of Fayetteville, will be conducted at 2 PM on Monday, March 12, 2018 at Shady Grove Cemetery in Manchester, TN. Bro. Steve Hale will officiate.

Ann was born on January 18, 1940 in Coffee County, TN to the late Leon and Verda Ruth Sartain Bryan. She earned her Bachelors 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 on 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, AL and Tracy DeBerry of Huntsville, AL; grandchildren, Tessa (Caleb) Hardiman, Robby (fiance, 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 AM until 10:30 AM on 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 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.

Video Services

15 Comments

  1. Lucy V. Slater

    So sorry to hear this. Ann and I worked together at USBI a long time ago but I thought the world of her.

    Reply
  2. Denise Robertson

    Sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing Tracy. Praying comfort for you and your family.

    Reply
  3. Evelyn Askins Brown

    Praying that your memories of a life well lived will sustain you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  4. Barbara Ann Bland

    So Sorry for your loss Tracy….. Prayers for strength to get you and your family through this most difficult time… Love Y’all ❤️

    Reply
  5. James and Betty Wilhelm

    We are so sorry to hear about. She was so pretty and sweet. Always had a beautiful smile. You and family are in our prayers. Love to all. James and Betty Wilhelm

    Reply
  6. Troy, Lisa, & Justin Northcutt

    Dear all,
    We are so saddened at the passing of Barbara. Your entire family will be in our prayers. God has her in His hands now at peace. Love, hugs, and prayers.

    Reply
  7. Doreen & Jasper Riggs

    My husband, Jasper, worked with Bob back in the 1970’s at the VW Dealership in Huntsville. Our condolences and prayers for the family.

    Reply
  8. Wes and Pat Bryan

    Sorry to hear about Barbara Ann! Our thoughts and prayers are with youall! May God’s comforting hand be ever present and sustain youall today and forever more!

    Reply
  9. Karen Gilliam

    Tracy, I was saddened to learn of the loss of your Mother. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

    Reply
  10. Jerry and Wendy Winton

    Bob and family, Jerry, Kristen, Kevin and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to you all. Ann was such a quite and kind person and we are blessed to have been around her if only for a little while. You’re in our prayers.

    Reply
  11. Peggy Towry and J.E. Towry

    Bob, Holly, Tracy and all the family,
    So sorry to learn of Ann’s passing. Remembering lots of good times together!

    J.E and Peggy Towry

    Reply
  12. Jeff and Pam Towry

    Dear Bob, Holly, and Tracy,
    We are so very sorry at hearing that Ann has passed. We will always remember her sweet disposition and all the laughter we shared so many years ago at Wells Hill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  13. marcella scott

    Bob and family so very sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you all.

    Roy and Marcella Scott

    Reply
  14. Sue Welch

    Bob and Family,
    So very sorry for your loss.
    Prayers your way.

    Reply
  15. Gary & Jo Ann Thompson

    Bob and family. We are so saddened at the passing of Ann. We will remember the good times spent knowing each of you and the girls. Take care and God Bless. Gary & Jo Ann

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Memories

15 Comments

  1. Lucy V. Slater

    So sorry to hear this. Ann and I worked together at USBI a long time ago but I thought the world of her.

    Reply
  2. Denise Robertson

    Sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing Tracy. Praying comfort for you and your family.

    Reply
  3. Evelyn Askins Brown

    Praying that your memories of a life well lived will sustain you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  4. Barbara Ann Bland

    So Sorry for your loss Tracy….. Prayers for strength to get you and your family through this most difficult time… Love Y’all ❤️

    Reply
  5. James and Betty Wilhelm

    We are so sorry to hear about. She was so pretty and sweet. Always had a beautiful smile. You and family are in our prayers. Love to all. James and Betty Wilhelm

    Reply
  6. Troy, Lisa, & Justin Northcutt

    Dear all,
    We are so saddened at the passing of Barbara. Your entire family will be in our prayers. God has her in His hands now at peace. Love, hugs, and prayers.

    Reply
  7. Doreen & Jasper Riggs

    My husband, Jasper, worked with Bob back in the 1970’s at the VW Dealership in Huntsville. Our condolences and prayers for the family.

    Reply
  8. Wes and Pat Bryan

    Sorry to hear about Barbara Ann! Our thoughts and prayers are with youall! May God’s comforting hand be ever present and sustain youall today and forever more!

    Reply
  9. Karen Gilliam

    Tracy, I was saddened to learn of the loss of your Mother. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

    Reply
  10. Jerry and Wendy Winton

    Bob and family, Jerry, Kristen, Kevin and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to you all. Ann was such a quite and kind person and we are blessed to have been around her if only for a little while. You’re in our prayers.

    Reply
  11. Peggy Towry and J.E. Towry

    Bob, Holly, Tracy and all the family,
    So sorry to learn of Ann’s passing. Remembering lots of good times together!

    J.E and Peggy Towry

    Reply
  12. Jeff and Pam Towry

    Dear Bob, Holly, and Tracy,
    We are so very sorry at hearing that Ann has passed. We will always remember her sweet disposition and all the laughter we shared so many years ago at Wells Hill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  13. marcella scott

    Bob and family so very sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you all.

    Roy and Marcella Scott

    Reply
  14. Sue Welch

    Bob and Family,
    So very sorry for your loss.
    Prayers your way.

    Reply
  15. Gary & Jo Ann Thompson

    Bob and family. We are so saddened at the passing of Ann. We will remember the good times spent knowing each of you and the girls. Take care and God Bless. Gary & Jo Ann

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.