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LaVerne “Moonbeam” Day Berry, 66

McMinnville resident and Forks, WA native LaVerne “Moonbeam” Day Berry, 66, was born Oct. 12, 1951 and died Sept. 17 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro following an extended illness.

A retired LPN, she was the daughter of the late Melvin W. and Audrey Saylor Day. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Patricia Keevers.

She was married to Dee Berry of McMinnville. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children and spouses, Scott and Dawn Lyle of Indiana, Janella Gulick and Sheila Brown of McMinnville, and Nathan Nunley of McMinnville; six grandchildren and spouses, Nicholas Gulick of Brentwood, Matthew and Oslin Gulick of Morrison, Emma Geis, Lane Geis and Dakota Davidson, all of Indiana, and Coty and Brandi McCormick of Smithville; brother and sister-in-law Ben and Rosalind Day of McMinnville; sister and brother-in-law Inez and James Pedigo of McMinnville; nieces Melissa Pedigo of Cookeville, Sandy Wade of Knoxville, and Robin Byrom of Alabama; nephews Christopher Day of Murfreesboro, Daniel Day of Florida, Clark Pedigo of Texas and Kelly Pedigo of McMinnville; and special friend Susan Criddle.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at High’s Chapel with Ben Day officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 19, 2018