maryjane elizabeth berryhill
M. Berryhill, Lauderdale founding family member By LANE KELLEY Staff Writer Mary Elizabeth Berryhill, a member of one of Fort Lauderdale's founding families, died on Friday of cancer. - Berryhill, the widow of attorney Thomas 0. Berryhill, had lived in the city since 1925. She was born March 25, 1908, in Etowah, Tenn. Her husband, who died in 1978, served as Fort Lauderdale's city attorney in the 1940s and 1950s. v Her father-in-law, W.O. Berryhill, was one of Fort Lauderdale's first settlers. After coming here at the turn of the century, he served as Broward County's tax collector for 33 years. Mary Berryhill was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Lauderdale Yacht Club and the Junior League. She is survived by a son, Thomas Berryhill Jr.; a sister, Sarah Oliver, both of Fort Lauderdale; two grandsons and a granddaughter. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Fairchild North Federal Funeral Home, 299 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, 401 SE 15th St. in Fort Lauderdale. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Lauderdale The family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.