Junie Berry: ‘Family man, community man, business man’

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By Cindy DiFazio

Staff writer/photographer

He is soft spoken, a self-effacing gentleman.

And on Saturday night, friends, family and members of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce gathered to honor Claude “Junie” Berry Jr. with the Patrick Henry Award.

When it came time for him to speak, Berry adjusted the microphone down and spoke, breaking a mood that had become perhaps just a little too somber and respectful for his tastes.

“I got excited,” he said. “I got to hearing so many good things about myself I couldn’t believe it.”

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