The Hon. Berry L. Mobley was born on November 6, 1932, in Heath Springs, SC, to parents Jesse M. Mobley and Nannie Robertson Mobley. He attended Clemson College and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1958 and from the USC School of Law in 1964.
Judge Mobley began private practice in Lancaster in 1964. He served as the Lancaster City Attorney and was elected to the Lancaster County Council, where he served two four-year terms. In 1982, he was elected family court judge.
Judge Mobley was a member of the S.C. Bar, Civil Air Patrol, S.C. State Guard and Catawba Sail and Power Squadron. He served on the board of directors of the National Association of Counties and as president of the S.C. Association of Counties and Rotary Club International. He served as chairperson for the Lancaster County Council, Heart Fund Campaign, United Way Campaign and Lancaster County Democratic Party.
He was a charter member of the Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church and served on the board of trustees at S.C. United Methodist Church.
The Hon. Berry L. Mobley died on September 29, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth E. Mobley; two sons, Berry L. Mobley Jr. and Robert E. Mobley; and three grandchildren, Caroline Mobley, Lewis Mobley and Reese Mobley.