Ruffner Arthur ‘RA’ Berry

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Graveside services for Mr. Ruffner Arthur “RA” Berry, 89, will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2019, in Greenwood Cemetery, with Rev. Charles McMillin officiating.

Visitation will be held from 3:30-7 p.m. today, Thursday, March 7, 2019, in the funeral home chapel.

Mr. Berry died at 2:34 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in his residence.

He was a lifelong resident of Jennings and was a farmer. After he stopped farming, he worked for Jeff Davis Electric. He really enjoyed carpentry and woodworking. He loved to garden and read his scriptures. His wife, children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren were his world.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Dorothy Stewart Berry of Jennings; one daughter, Karen (Clarence) Berken of Crowley; one son, R. Arthur Berry of Jennings; five grandchildren, Erik (Teri) Berken of Jennings, Erin (Brady) Williams of Crowley, Drs. David (Karen) Berken of Shreveport, J. Austin (Dr. Camille) Berry of Shreveport and Caroline Catherine Berry of Lafayette; and four greatgrandchildren, Ethan Williams, Levi Berken, William Berken and Adelaide Berken.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Rolland and Katherine Thomas Berry; one sister, Katherine Blanch Berry; and grandchildren, Stewart Berry, Jeanne, Leah and Jennifer Berken.

Pallbearers will be Eric Berken, Dr. David Berken, Clarence Berken, Artie Berry, Mel Schulthess and Brady Williams.

Honorary pallbearer will be Ethan Williams.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research.

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