Phyllis's Story

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Phyllis Holbrook Perry, 89, of Denton, went to be with the Lord Monday, March 16, 2017, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell.
She was born Aug. 15, 1927, in Denton, where she lived during her childhood and adult years. She was the daughter of the late Calvin Holbrook and Esther Burke Holbrook.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Perry; her son, Charles Perry; and her sisters, Alta Rogers and Elma Perry.
She enjoyed spring and summer days looking at her flowers and siting outside under her willow tree. She especially enjoyed the company of her children and grandchildren when they came for a visit. She attended Denton Missionary Baptist Church and Straight Creek Freewill Baptist Church.
She is survived by her sons, Samuel and Sandy Perry of Rockyface, Ga., Roger Perry of Denton and Randall and Brenda Perry of Ashland; brother and sister-in-law, Calvin and Shirley Holbrook of Denton; six grandchildren, Brian Perry (Suzette) of Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., Renet Baker (Vince) of Cohutta, Ga., Michael Perry (Sharah) of Cohutta, Ga., Kimberly Burton (Farron) of Morristown, Tenn., Melinda Lanier (William) Rockyface, Ga., and William Perry, Ashland; 12 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.
A special mention of her son and caregiver, Roger Perry, who gave most of his life serving and caring for both of his parents and is a great example of the scripture verse, Exodus 20:12: "Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land."
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2017, at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Lloyd Miller and Adam Harrison officiating. Burial will be in McHenry Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to malonefuneralhome.com.
Published on March 17, 2017
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