Mrs. Bernice H. Burch, age 91 of Hiawassee, GA passed away on Sunday, March 09, 2014 following a period of declining health. She was born to the late Pearl and Lilly (Anderson) Hogsed on July 03, 1922 in Hayesville, NC.
She was a member of Upper Bell Scene Baptist Church and was married to Clyde C. Berrong (deceased in his early 30's), and Truett Burch, also deceased, both of Hiawassee, GA. She was preceded in death by a brother, David Hogsed, a sister, Dair Turner, a great grandchild, a daughter-in-law, Sarah Berrong. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Jimmie and Lee Dailey of Hiawassee, GA; Rebecca and Ron Beal, of Hiawassee, GA; son, J.C. Berrong, of Hiawassee, GA; brothers, Gerald Hogsed, of Aiken, SC; Robert (Bob) Hogsed, of Hiawassee, GA; Marvin (Lake) Hogsed, of Randleman, NC; four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM from the chapel of Banister Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Ledford officiating. Music was provided by Ryan Wilson. Pallbearers were: Cotton Penland, David Penland, Dale Penland, Gene Penland, Jeff Penland and Dwight Penland.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations and contributions be made to: Bethel Cemetery Fund, c/o Charles Parker, 769 Muskrat Creek Rd., Hayesville, NC 28904. Interment was in Bethel Baptist Church cemetery in Hayesville, NC.