Grandmother overjoyed at news missing granddaughter has been found

1:09 pm | May 7, 2013
Fern Gentry's emotions ranged from overjoyed to tearful during an interview about her granddaughter, Amanda Berry, who was missing for more than 10 years. Photo by Bryan Stevens

Fern Gentry’s emotions ranged from overjoyed to tearful during an interview about her granddaughter, Amanda Berry, who was missing for more than 10 years.
Photo by Bryan Stevens

Amanda Berry, one of three young women whose escape from a Cleveland, Ohio, home has dominated today’s headlines, has ties to Carter County, including grandparents.

Berry’s grandmother, Fern Gentry, spoke to her granddaughter on the phone for the first time in 10 years Tuesday at 10:20 a.m. Gentry said she went through a flood of emotions after hearing that Berry had been found and was safe.

“I was happy, and I was mad,” Gentry said. “I was mad that it had ever happened to her to begin with. I was happy because it was over. I am so glad that it is over, and that we know where she is, that she is OK. It was so hard not knowing all these years.”

For a full story on the family’s good news, read Wednesday’s STAR.

Watch the STAR’s Ashley Rader interview Amanda Berry’s local family below:

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