Berlene Graham Cody, a daughter of John Jasper Graham and Danner Copeland, passed away yesterday. Last December, I published a short biography of her that was taken from an advertisement for Perry County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, where she was residing.

Rest in peace, Berlene.

Berlene Graham Cody

Berlene Graham Cody, age 88, of Perry, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 17, 2013. She was born January 5, 1925 in Watts, Arkansas, a daughter of John Jasper Graham and Danner Copeland Graham. She was a homemaker and a member of Hickory Grove Freewill Baptist Church and attended Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Elton Cody of Perry; brothers, Demsey Graham and wife, Lillian of Missouri; J.R. Graham and wife, Corrine of Tennessee; sister, Delois Graham Goetz of Missouri; grandsons, Clint Cody and Cole Cody both of Perry; granddaughters, Michelle Cody Young and husband Duane of Conway; Miranda Cody of Michigan; Holly Cody Smith and husband, Adam of Michigan; two great-granddaughters, and one great-grandson. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Cody; son, Keith Cody; and a daughter-in-law, Annette Cody. 

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church with Mr. Charles Smith, Bro. Cleo Young, and Bro. Mike Arndt officiating. Burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the funeral home.


Harris Funeral Homes, “Berlene Graham Cody,” published 17 March 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2013.