Chase Stanley Berry

Obituary Notice

Chase Stanley Berry, 94, of Little Rock, died Wednesday, January 12, 2005 in Little Rock. He was born in San Antonio, TX on October 25, 1910 to the late Albert and Auguste Engel Berry. His family later moved to Miami, AZ in 1915 where he graduated from high school. He moved to Tucson, AZ, completed his undergraduate work and earned his law degree from the University of Arizona in 1932, and became a member of the Arizona Bar Association. However, he never had the opportunity to practice law since the nation was in the middle of the Great Depression. Consequently, he worked on the railroad, in construction, and in the shipyards.

In 1945, his uncle, K. A. Engel, the President and Publisher of the Arkansas Democrat, asked him to come and work at the newspaper. It was at the Arkansas Democrat that he met his wife in 1948, and they were married on January 23, 1950. Stanley started his career with the Arkansas Democrat in the advertising department, moved to Business Manager, then became Publisher upon the death of his uncle, K. A. Engel in 1968. He was the Publisher of the newspaper until it was sold in 1974.

Stanley became a member of the Rotary Club on October 1, 1962, and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a former Chairman of the Board for the Arkansas Television Co. (KTHV, Channel 11), and was a member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and was a member of the Board of Stewards. He also enjoyed singing with the Arkansas Chorale Society.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Arminta Jane Berry; sons, Dr. Keith Berry and wife Susan, and Craig Berry and wife Marian, all of Little Rock; a daughter, Leslie Lynne Berry of Richardson, TX; grandchildren, Laura, Spencer, Jackson, and Rebecca, all of Little Rock; a sister, Joy Henricksen of Sun City, AZ; and a cousin, Marcus George of Little Rock.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 14, 2005 at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church with Bishop Kenneth Hicks, Rev. Richard Hunter, and Rev. Jeff Hampton officiating. A reception will follow in the church parlor.

The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn, Little Rock, 72205, or the Humane Society of Pulaski County, 14600 Col. Glenn Rd, Little Rock, 72210.

Arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home,

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  • Maxine Mcgraw 
    Little Rock Arkansas 
  • Deborah Baldwin and Jim Metzger 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • I will miss Stan a great deal. He and I sat together at Rotary for many years. I have missed him over the last few months when he was not present.
    Dr. H. F. "Bunny" Brown, III 
    Podiatric Physician & Surgeon 
    Little Rock, Arkansas 
  • Lee Holt 
    Little Rock, Arkansas