MABRY, Bertha Chastain
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Bertha Chastain Mabry, 90, of Marietta died Thursday, April 18, 2013. Funeral Services will be Monday at 11:00 AM at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Marietta. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Bertha was a native of Canton, GA but lived most of her life in Marietta. She received her AB degree from Tennessee Wesleyan and her Master’s Degree in Mental Retardation from the University of Georgia. She did her Post Graduate studies on the retarded in Lund, Sweden. She taught school for 28 years and 23 of those in Cobb County. She was Cobb County Teacher of the Year in 1978. Her first teaching job was a one room schoolhouse in Bartow County. Bertha also taught at Pine Forest, Mt. View, Mt. Bethel, Bells Ferry and retired from Blackwell Elementary in 1984. She trained 23 student teachers during her employment with the school systems. Bertha and her husband, Hagood, helped build the first stand-alone school for the retarded in Cobb County which was Happiness Hill. They were actively involved in ARC and Bertha was still an active member. She was a long time member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a Lay Speaker, teacher, and pianist for many years. Bertha traveled to several countries on mission trips and was a devoted Christian, prayer warrior, and encourager to many. She is preceded in death by her husband, Hagood Mabry. She is survived by her Daughter, Martha Ray (Dwight) of Marietta; Sons, Douglas Mabry of Carrollton and Sanford Mabry of Marietta; Sister, Blanche Sullivan of Powder Springs; 6 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to ILI International, P O Box 1005, Carrollton, GA 30112 or Missionaries at your own church. The family will receive friends Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Marietta Funeral Home, 915 Piedmont Road, Marietta, GA 30066. Online condolences may be expressed at:

www.mariettafuneralhome.org
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