Mauveline Berry Hailey, affectionately known to her friends and family as “Miss Molly” passed from this life, Thursday, March 16, 2023 at Generations Center of Spencer at the age of 94. She was born Aug. 24, 1928 at the family home in Cypress Inn, Tenn. to the late Ode Berry and Emma Lee Stults Berry. She married Turner O. Hailey on Aug. 28, 1960. As a young lady Mrs. Hailey taught school at a rural Wayne County school and after moving to Spencer in the early 1970 she continued to work for the school system always loving children of all ages.
She was preceded in death by husband Turner O. Hailey, on March 2, 2019, brothers, Ernest John Berry and Wayford Berry; and sisters, Thelma G. Berry, Ola Berry and Orene Dickey.
She is survived by son, John Berry Hailey of Spencer, brother, Charles Berry and wife, Odean of Memphis, special friend, Marilyn Baker of Spencer; niece, Betty Lawson of Brooksville, Ky. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friend also survive. The family wants to say a thank you to Destiny Guy for dedicated care and concern during this difficult time.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Spencer and had a special love for all the members of the congregation and thought of all of them as family.
Graveside services are scheduled for Saturday, March 25 at 2 p.m. at the Jackson Cemetery in Cypress Inn, Tenn. with Allen Berry officiating. Pallbearers will be friends and family. Shackelford Funeral Directors is assisting the family.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 22, 2023