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In 2004, the U.S. Courthouse in Columbia was named after Perry behind the efforts of South Carolina congressman James Clyburn. This was one of several awards given to Perry, which also include being named South Carolinian of the Year, the Thurgood Marshall Award, and the Order of the Palmetto, among others.

Judge Perry passed in July 2011. He is survived by his wife Hallie Perry and their son, Michael Perry.

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