Drs. Hugh E. Berryman and Treva Griffith Berryman of Arrington, Tennessee, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 14, 2021. They were married August 14, 1971, at New Hope Baptist church in Latham, Tennessee.
The 50th anniversary celebration was a private dinner with their son and his wife, John Fagan and Kumiko Berryman; and their daughter and her husband, Jessica and Josh Sloan, all from Mount Juliet, Tennessee. The couple’s four grandchildren – Bo and Meg Berryman and Jake and Jase Sloan, ranging in age from 3 to 10 years old were present. John and Jessica had mailed self-addressed, stamped cards to friends, family, and professional peers from near and far asking them to share memories of their experience with Hugh and Treva and to wish them a happy anniversary. More than 50 cards were returned with stories and shared memories that were a blessing to read.
Hugh (1967) and Treva (1970) are graduates of Palmersville High School. Each attended UT Martin before moving to Knoxville shortly after marriage. Hugh received his BS, MA, and PhD degrees in Anthropology from UT Knoxville and continues to enjoy his career as a Forensic Anthropologist. He currently serves as Director of the Forensic Institution for Research and Education at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, and as a consultant with the medical examiner’s office and the military identification lab in Hawaii. He has published more than 15 book chapters, more than 55 articles in professional journals, and given hundreds of presentations. He has assisted in more than a thousand skeletal crime scenes and forensic cases with his primary expertise in bone trauma analysis.
Treva received the BS and MS degrees from UT Knoxville and the EdD in Higher Education Leadership from The University of Memphis. After 18 years with positions in dietetics and food systems management, she served for five years as an Associate Professor for Hospitality Management at a community college. For the past 22 years, she has served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs with the Tennessee Board of Regents, working primarily with the 13 community colleges in Tennessee. Both plan to retire in 2022 and spend more time on the family farm in Palmersville, as well as travel and enjoy their grandkids.
Hugh is the son of the late W.C. (Jake) and Vannie (Fagan) Berryman of Palmersville. Treva is the daughter of the late Charles E. and Eula Mae (McDaniel) Griffith, also of Palmersville.