Nellie Mae (Berry) Davis


January 28, 2022

Nellie Mae Berry was born on April 26, 1934, the second of two daughters to William and Lilly Berry. She grew up in the Sheep Mountains of Carter County helping her parents on the ranch with the household chores and livestock. She was especially fond of herding sheep, riding horses, and spending periods of time at "sheep camp". Nellie attended school at various country schools near Chimney Rock and Belle Tower. She attended high school at Carter County High School, graduating in 1951. She especially enjoyed her participation in majorettes while in high school.

After graduation, Nellie atte...

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