Mauveline Berry Hailey

Aug. 24, 1928-March 16, 2023


Mauveline Berry Hailey, affectionately known to her friends and family as “Miss Molly,” passed from this life, on 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, Tennessee, to 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 1970s, 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, Wayford Berry; and sisters, Thelma G. Berry, Ola Berry, and Orene Dickey.

She is survived by her 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, Kentucky; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The family also wants to say thank you to Destiny Guy for dedicated care and concern during this difficult time.

Mrs. Hailey was a member of 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 service will be 2 p.m., March 25, 2023, at Jackson Cemetery, in Cypress Inn, Tennessee. Allen Berry will officiate. Pallbearers will be friends and family.

 Shackelford Funeral Directors, in Savannah, Tennessee, is in charge of arrangements.