Toney, Sarah Berryhill (2008)

Obituary of Sarah Berryhill Toney ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mrs. Sarah Berryhill Toney, age 82 of Nebo passed away on Friday November 21, 2008 at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. A native of McDowell County, Sarah was born on February 13, 1926 to the late Joseph R. Berryhill and Hettie Davis Berryhill. She was a faithful member of Victory Temple Full Gospel Church and was retired from Hanes Printables in Morganton. Her family will remember her as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, particularly quilting, and was an accomplished gardener who successfully grew and enjoyed her flowers and vegetables. Her husband of 45 years, James G. Toney, and a son Carroll Toney, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two children, Patricia Toney Ferguson and her husband Danny of North Wilkesboro and Keith Toney and his wife Sue of Lenoir; two brothers, Lawrence and Bobby Berryhill, both of Morganton; two sisters, Betty Newton of Morganton and Kathryn Ledbetter of Sumter, SC; three grandchildren, Kyle, Michael and Steven; a great granddaughter Zoe Grace; and numerous nieces and nephews. Four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

A funeral service was held on Monday November 24, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Victory Temple Full Gospel Church with Revs. Pete McCombs and Walker Toney officiating. The family received friends on Sunday November 23, 2008 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Westmoreland Funeral Home where the body remained until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial was in the Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund at 695 Watson Road Nebo, NC 28761. An online register is available under OBITUARIES at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday November 26, 2008 Volume 14 # 47