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The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jun. 22, 2004
ALVIN JAMES GENTRY JR.
Alvin James Gentry Sr., 75, of Scottsville, died Monday, June 21, 2004. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Franklin Gentry Sr. and Blanch McGill Sprouse Gentry; and a brother, Raymond F. Gentry Jr. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Doris Baber Gentry; one son, Alvin J. Gentry Jr. of Scottsville; two brothers, Carl Gentry of Massachusetts and Clifford Gentry of Scottsville; three sisters, Marie Newton of Scottsville, Dora Jones of Esmont and Lillie Mae Bush of Delaware; one granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Gentry of Harrisonburg and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Gentry served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Coral Sea during World War II. He retired from Uniroyal and Monticello and later was in the security department for Fashion Square Mall. Currently he was a Security Guard at Martha Jefferson Hospital. He was a lifetime member and former captain of the Scottsville Rescue Squad and had previously served the Town of Scottsville as Fire Marshall and Building Inspector. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Thacker Brothers Funeral Home, Scottsville. Interment will follow at the Gentry Family Cemetery, Schuyler. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, June 23, 2004, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested for the Scottsville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 33, Scottsville, VA 24590.

The Warren Sentinel, Front Royal, VA, Sep. 15, 2005
ATLAS J. GENTRY RICHARDSON
Atlas J. Gentry Richardson, 84, of Luray, died on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, with pancreatic cancer at the home of her daughter, Doris Higginbotham. She was born on Oct. 16, 1920, in Albemarle County and was the daughter of the late Simon Wesley and Clara Bell Bradley Thacker. Atlas was a loving wife and mother, immaculate homemaker and a retired bank administrator. Surviving in addition to her husband of 18 years, Jack Richardson, are three daughters, Betty Colenda of Alexandria, Joan Hoffman of Bealeton, Doris Higginbotham of Luray, and the late Clara Mae Shiflett; three sons, Ashby Gentry Jr. of Manassas, Eugene Gentry Sr. of Purcellville, Franklin Gentry Sr. of Locust Grove, and the late Carl Gentry Sr.; three daughters-in-law, Imogene Gentry, JoAnn Gentry and Mary Gentry; three sons-in-law, Captain Herbert Colenda, Bob Hoffman and Cecil Higginbotham; a sister, Ruby Stanley of Burke; 28 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Albert, Charles, Earl and Melvin Thacker. A funeral service was conducted on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Jefferson Funeral Chapel in Alexandria, Va., by her granddaughter Lynn Fees and eulogy given by daughter Betty Colenda. The graveside service in Mount Comfort Cemetery in Alexandria, Va., was also given by granddaughter Lynn Fees and closing prayer by grandson Cory Hoffman. Music at the funeral and graveside service was performed by her nephew Wes Thacker and Tammy Clements. Pallbearers were Wes Thacker, Melvin Thacker, Robert Gentry, John Gentry, Autry Campbell and Sergeant Dade Lolis.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Oct. 12, 2004
BARBARA N. GENTRY
Barbara N. Gentry, 71, passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Barbara was born on Aug. 23, 1933, to the late Raymond and Lorenza Wood Norford. She was preceded in death also by a sister, Kathleen N. Kennedy; and a brother, A. Durell Norford. Barbara is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, Frank J. Gentry; one daughter, Kimberly G. Lorden of Richmond, Va.; and one son, Gregory Scott Gentry of Albemarle County. She is also survived by a brother, Raymond "Dick" Norford Jr. and his wife, Waller, of Charlottesville, Va.; three grandchildren, Eric, Christopher and Philip Lorden; as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Barbara was a charter member of Jefferson Park Baptist Church, had worked at The Michie Co. (now LexisNexis) for over 50 years and was a sorority sister of Beta Sigma Phi. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at Jefferson Park Baptist Church, with Dr. Jeffrey T. Riddle officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at Hill & Wood Funeral Home.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, May 23, 2007
BEVERLY GENTRY BABER
Beverly Gentry Baber passed from this life, with God's Grace and Blessing, on Sunday, May 20, 2007, at Martha Jefferson Hospital. Beverly was born in Dundalk, Maryland, on June 8, 1940, to Earl and Mary S. Gentry. She is survived by her husband, William "Buck" Baber. She is also survived by her daughter, Constance H. Dunn; her ex-son-in-law and friend, Craig Paul Dunn; her son, Mark E. Baber and his wife, Susan; her grandchildren, Nathan Thomas Dunn and Emily Rachel Dunn; her sister-in-law, Nancy Gentry; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Edward Earl Gentry. Beverly was a longtime employee of the Charlottesville Ground Intelligence Center. After retirement from CGIC, she started her second career as the owner of Tiffany's Seafood Restaurant, where she enjoyed an active role in the day to day operations. She will be missed by all her family and friends, and the employees and patrons of Tiffany's. Her family sends heartfelt thanks to all those who participated in her care at the Martha Jefferson Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2007, at the Teague Funeral Home of 2260 Ivy Road. A funeral service will then follow at 7:00 p.m. Friends may sign the guest register at teaguefuneralhome.com.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Feb. 1972
BLANCHE JOLLETT GENTRY
Mrs. John B. Gentry
Mrs. Blanche Jollett Gentry, 81, was killed in an automobile accident in West Virginia Wednesday. She was Born March 13, 1890, in Greene County, daughter of the late Burton and Louise Sullivan Jollett. Her husband was the late John B. Gentry, a former member of the board of supervisors in Greene County. Surviving are a son, John B. Gentry, Jr., of Wilkerson, W. Va., a daughter, Mrs. Harlem Eye of Wellsburg, W. Va.; a brother Lewis L. Jollett of Stanardsville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ryan-Estes Funeral Home in Stanardsville with burial in the Stanardsville Cemetery.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Apr. 7, 2004
CHARLES GRANVILLE GENTRY, JR.
Charles Granville Gentry Jr., 57, of Charlottesville, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 19, 1946, in Alexandria, he was the son of the late Charles G. and Ruth Shifflett Gentry. He attended the Southside Church of God. Survivors include two brothers, Clyde L. Gentry of Boca Raton, Fla. and Leonard Steed of Pompano Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Carolyn P. Hensley of Huntingtown, Md., and Gloria J. Hensley of Martinsburg, W.Va. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 2004, at Hill & Wood Chapel with the Rev. Larry Hudson officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Southside Church of God 1807 Avon Street Extended, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Hill & Wood Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jan. 2, 2003
CORNELIUS HENRY GENTRY
Cornelius Henry Gentry, 82, o Crozet, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at his home on Field Pine Lane. He was born in Albemarle County to the late Ernest Preston Gentry and Cordelia Gentry. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Parks Goodall Gentry in 1978. He is survived by two sons, William Preston Gentry and wife, Mary Jane, and Douglas Christian Gentry and wife, Katrina Carroll, all of Crozet; two sisters, Mildred Gibson and Cordelia Sutherland, both of Crozet; and three grandchildren, Ashley Park Gentry, Brad Allen Gentry and Daniel Logan Gentry, all of Crozet. He was a member of the Hillsboro Baptist Church, Greenwood Ruritan Club and a veteran of World War II. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Anderson Funeral home, Crozet. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hillsboro Cemetery, Crozet, with the Rev. David Flack officiating. Following the service, family and friends are invited to the Crozet Fire Department for refreshments and visitations. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Suite 200, Charlottesville, Va. 22911, Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 188, Crozet, Va. 22932, or the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 373, Crozet, Va. 22932. Anderson Funeral Service, Crozet, is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mar. 27, 2004
CURTIS G. GENTRY
Curtis G. Gentry, 96, of North Garden, died Monday, March 26, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 8, 1907, in Albemarle County, he was the son of the late Charles Lewis and Hester Clements Gentry and was the husband of the late Sylvia Rosemond Gentry. In addition, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Mertie and Edna; and a brother, Cary. Mr. Gentry was a lifelong farmer and was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. He is survived by his daughter, Alease Templeton-Hudson and her husband, Frank, of North Garden; a son, Lewis G. Gentry and his wife, Margaret, of North Garden; a sister-in-law, Margaret Davis of Lynchburg; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and special friend, Ann Baber. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2004, at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Mr. Jack Houchens officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2004, at the Teague Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22911.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Dec. 26, 1996
DALLAS E. GENTRY
Dallas E. Gentry, 62, of Charlottesville, died, Monday, Dec. 23, 1996, in Albemarle County. He was born Feb. 10, 1934, in Albemarle County, son of the late Littleton “Lit” Gentry and Hallie Lambert Gentry. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Marie Gentry; two brothers, Bobby Gentry and Carlysle Gentry; and two sisters, Katherine Payne and Virginia Florence Gentry. Mr. Gentry was a retired mechanic. He was a member of Mount Eagle Baptist Church, Elks Lodge 389, Loyal Order of Moose 1028, Rockfish Hunt Club and the National Wild Turkey Federation. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Edith P. Gentry; four sisters, Bessie Powell, Mary Wilberger and her husband, Pete, all of Charlottesville, Elnora Wood of Keswick, Shirley North and her husband, Jim of Charlottesville; one brother Maxie Gentry and his wife Brenda, of Troy and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. A funeral service will be held at 1 p. m. Saturday, Dec 28, 1996, at Mount Eagle Baptist Church with the Rev. Sidney Craig officiating. Interment will be in Holly Memorial Gardens. He family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p. m. on Friday, Dec. 27, 1996, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home. Those who wish may send flowers or make memorial donations to Mount Eagle Baptist Church, Route 9, Box 185, Charlottesville, Va.

The Dundalk Eagle, Dundalk, MD, Jun. 5, 2002
DELLA MORRIS GENTRY
Services will be held Friday, June 7, for former Sparrows Point and Dundalk resident Della Gentry (nee Morris), 97, who died June 3 at Genesis Elder Care in Randallstown. The service begins 1:30 p.m. at Bradley-Ashton-Matthews Funeral Home, 2134 Willow Spring Road. Interment will follow at Gardens of Faith Cemetery. Years ago, Mrs. Gentry managed several Sparrows Point boarding houses and one on Dundalk Avenue. She always dabbled in real estate and owned properties in Dundalk, Overlea and Virginia. She lived at 101 Center Place for many years and helped start a number of activities there, including dances, a Bible study and bingo. She belonged to the Women of the Moose in Dundalk and Edgemere. Survivors are daughter Shirley Bangs, grandchildren Kandy McFarland, Wanda Berlin and Rodney Mosley, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Herman Gentry, and six brothers and sisters. Visitation at the funeral home was scheduled for Thursday, June 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Feb. 24, 2001
DOROTHEA BOWLES GENTRY
Dorothea Bowles Gentry, age 68, daughter of the late Judge C. Champion Bowles and Helen Humes Bowles, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001. She is survived by her husband, William H. "Bill" Gentry Jr. of Charlottesville; one daughter, Lenora G. "Lee" McAllister, and her husband, Greg, of Charlottesville; one son, William H. "Jay" Gentry and his wife, Deborah H. Gentry, of Sandston; two sisters, Jenniereva B. Gouldman and her husband, Hugh, of Williamsburg, and Helen B. Miller and her husband, David, of Brentwood, Tenn.; one brother, Charles Champion Bowles Jr. and his wife, Katie, of Louisa; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 West Broad Street in Glen Allen, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday. Interment will follow in Westhampton Memorial Park in Richmond. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Association, 4240 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Nov. 5, 2003
DOROTHY LOUISE GENTRY DURRER
Dorothy " Dot" Louise Gentry Durrer, 74, of Earlysville passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, November 3, 2003, after a lengthy illness.
She was born October 5, 1929, in Albemarle County, daughter of the late Ollie and Sallie Lowry Gentry. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved to share her delicious treats from her kitchen and garden, and was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church for over thirty years. Dot is survived by her husband of fifty three years, Gilbert "Jack" Durrer, of Earlysville; two daughters, Carolyn D. Swingle and her husband, Tim, of Ashland, and Donna D. Arendall and her husband, Dennis, of Richmond; two grandsons, Ray and Will Swingle; one granddaughter, Jaclyn Swingle; and a brother, Joe Gentry, of Charlottesville; a close friend and caregiver, Doris Ayers, of Earlysville; and numerous extended family members. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Earlysville with the Rev. David Washburn officiating. Those who wish may send flowers or make memorial contributions to the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 550 Buck Mountain Road, Earlysville, Va. 22936. Arrangements are being handled by Hill and Wood.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jul. 4, 2001
EDWARD EARL GENTRY
Edward Earl Gentry, 64, of Earlysville, beloved husband of Nancy Morris Gentry, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 1, 2001, following colon surgery. He was born Feb. 14, 1937, in Baltimore, son of the late Earl Gentry, and Mary Shiflett Gentry, who survives. In addition to his wife and mother, Ed also is survived by his loving daughter, Kathy Gentry DeGraff; and his loving son, David Scott Gentry and his wife, Cathy; one loving sister, Beverly Gentry Baber and her husband, Bill; five grandchildren, who were the joy of his life, Daniel, Jennifer and Jessica DeGraff, and Rebekah and Jonathan Gentry; six nieces and four nephews; sisters-in-law, Shirley Morris Dinehart and her husband, Pete, and Betty Morris Cannon and her husband, Ron; and a host of wonderful friends and other relatives. His family, along with his adoring dog, Mac, and hunting, fishing and woodworking were Ed's greatest passions. He also looked forward each week to the time spent with his friends at the Elks Club. Ed was a 1955 graduate of Albemarle High School and was retired from the Hercules Corp. in Clearwater, Fla., where he was the IS and C director, after transferring there from Sperry in Charlottesville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. this evening at Teague Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor David Allison at 1 p.m. Thursday at Prize Hill Church in Boonesville, with burial in the church cemetery. Flowers are appreciated, but, if preferred, donations in Ed's honor may be made to the Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 160, Charlottesville, Va. 22907-2017. Teague Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Mon, Mar. 2004
EDWARD HALL GENTRY, JR.
Edward "Roy" Hall Gentry Jr., 76, of 139 Mercer Circle, Grottoes, died unexpectedly Friday, March 5, 2004, at his residence. A son of the late Edward H. Gentry Sr. and Nora Haney Gentry, he was born July 26, 1927, in Greene County, Va., and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, attached to the 759th German Military Police. Mr. Gentry lived in Charlottesville prior to coming to Grottoes 30 years ago. He owned and operated Gentry’s Floor Covering for 30 years and later worked at Rocco as parts room manager, where he retired. He was a member of the Charlottesville Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1028. He was married to Ruth Allen Shifflett Gentry, who preceded him in death April 10, 2001. He is survived by two sons, John Gentry and wife, Dixie, of Scottsville, Thomas Gentry of Charlottesville; two daughters, Mary Theresa Clark and husband, Wayne, of White Hall, Janet Marie Houchens of Stoney Point; 10 grandchildren, Shawn Gentry, Shannon Gentry, Jason Gentry, Misty Gentry, Jennifer Gentry, Harley Gentry, Jamie Lively, Jeremy Clark, Jessica Houchens, Vanda Houchens; 10 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Bob and Pat Templeton. He was preceded in death by two children, Linda Gail Gentry and Joseph Gentry. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at 1 p.m. at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. James E. Woods officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the VFW Post No. 632. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home. The Loyal Order of Moose will have a service at 8 p.m. following the receiving. The casket will be closed. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in his memory.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Nov. 4, 2000
FILMORE "BUD" GENTRY LAMB
Filmore "Bud" Gentry Lamb, 79, of Charlottesville, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at a local hospital. Born in Charlottesville on Sept. 10, 1921, he was the son of the late Charles and Mattie Lee Gentry Lamb. He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Estelle Durham and Mary Moore; and seven brothers, Frank, Bill, Thomas, Irving, Ashby, Joe and Robert Lamb. Mr. Lamb was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during World War II on the USS Bradford. He was a member of Cherry Avenue Christian Church and the Men's Bible Class. He retired from Frank Ix and Sons as a manager after 47 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Cliser Lamb of Charlottesville; his four children, Gloria Lamb Baber of Charlottesville, James F. Lamb and his wife, Brenda, of Richmond, Rebecca Abell Yancey and her husband, LeRoy, of Nellysford and Richard L. Lamb; one sister, Annie Durham, of Ruckersville. His seven grandchildren, Greg, Karl and Kris Lamb, Percy, Todd and Scott Abell and Stephanie Ward, will serve as honorary pallbearers. He also is survived by his 13 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral service with military honors will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Monticello Memory Gardens with the Rev. James F. Lamb and the Rev. Stan Martin officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at Cherry Avenue Christian Church. A memorial service will be conducted after the visitation at 8 p.m. at the church. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Cherry Avenue Christian Church, 1720 Cherry Ave., Charlottesville, Va. 22903; or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Suite 200, Charlottesville, Va. 22911. Teague Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Dec. 23, 2007
FRANCES GENTRY SPROUSE
Frances Gentry Sprouse, 81, of Charlottesville, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at a local hospital. Born May 29, 1920, in Albemarle County, she was the daughter of the late Granville and Mattie Mayo Gentry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Sprouse, and two brothers, Robert and Edward Gentry. Frances retired from Ix's Silk Mill after 43 years. She was a member of Mount View Baptist Church. She is survived by two stepsons, Frank Sprouse and his wife, Roxanne, of Troy, and Walter Sprouse Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, of Charlottesville; four sisters, Ola Skinner of Charlottesville, Fannie Colvin and her husband, Randolph, of Gordonsville, Mary Jane Larson and her husband, Orrin, of Keswick, and Amanda Addington and her husband, Hobart (H.M.), of Charlottesville; three brothers, Granville L. Gentry and his wife, Elsie, of Charlottesville, Melvin Gentry and his wife, Jean, of Palmyra, and Nelson Gentry and his wife, Marie, of Knoxville, Tenn.; and a special friend, Bertha Brown of Charlottesville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hill & Wood Chapel, with the Rev. John Green officiating. Interment will follow in Monticello Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Hill & Wood Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, May 31, 2008
HENRY GENTRY
Henry Gentry, 83, of Orange, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Born September 29, 1924, in Madison County, he was the son of the late Henry and Mary Irene Davis Gentry. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Taylor Gentry; son, Leader Diggs; three brothers; and five sisters. Mr. Gentry was a member of Little Zion Baptist Church and a former mechanic for Webb Oil Co. in Orange. He is survived by four daughters, Lulla Belle Robinson, Shirley Thompson, Linda Campbell, all of Orange, Mary Nelson of Montrose; three sons, William Henry Gentry of Orange, David Washington of Washington D.C., and Bruce Washington of Gordonsville; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at Preddy Funeral Home of Orange, with interment at Westview Cemetery. Bishop Charles D. Gentry Sr. will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8 p.m. on Monday, June 2, 2008, at the funeral home.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jul. 10, 2002
JOHN STERLING GENTRY
John Sterling Gentry, 84, of Afton, formerly of Madison County, died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at his residence. Born July 4, 1918, in Madison County, he was the son of the late Henry and Irene Watson Gentry. His wife was the late Isabelle Paige Gentry. Mr. Gentry was a retired farmer. He is survived by his three daughters, Mary Price of Afton, Mary Franklin of Culpeper, and Chris Ann Jones of Louisa; his three sons, Donald, Ronald, and Sterling Lee Gentry, all of Pennsylvania; his brother, Henry Gentry of Orange; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:30 Friday afternoon in Westview Cemetery in Orange, conducted by the Rev. Frank Lewis. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Preddy Funeral Home, 250 W. Main St., Orange.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Mar. 12, 2008
LEWIS G. GENTRY
Lewis G. Gentry, 70, of North Garden, died Monday, March 10, 2008, working on his beloved farm. He was born May 16, 1937, in Charlottesville to the late Curtis Gordon Gentry and the late Sylvia Johnson Gentry. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret G. Gentry of 47 years; two children, Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Gentry and his wife, Susan, of Fishersville and Judith A. "Judy" Gentry of North Garden; four grandchildren, Jason and Ashley Gentry, Joshua and Sara Craig; one sister, Alease Templeton-Hudson and her husband, Richard F. Hudson, of North Garden, and a former son-in-law; George W. Craig of North Garden. In addition he is survived by many nieces, nephews, many loving friends and his special family at Mt. Olivet Church United Methodist Church. The family would like to make a special thank you to those who helped on the farm, Sam Page, Johnny Walker, Kenny Walker and Lowell Brake, all of North Garden. He was employed for 38 years with Albemarle County as a School Bus Driver for Red Hill Elementary School. He enjoyed working on his farm and loved the land, freedom and peace of the outdoors. He took great pride in everything he would do and felt it was his duty to keep his equipment and the farm clean. He was always willing to help others and would not expect anything in return. He always had a smile on his face and said "I want to die with my boots on" and his family was his pride and love of his life. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2008, at Teague Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2008, at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church conducted by the Reverend Derek Koolman. Contributions may be made to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Family and friends may sign the guest register at teaguefuneralhome.com.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Feb. 2, 2004
MALCOLM THOMAS GENTRY
Malcolm Thomas Gentry, 80, of Fork Union died Jan. 31, 2004 at his home. He was born July 6, 1923, son of the late Bob and Minnie Gentry. "Mac" was retired from Virginia Power after 35 years service. He was a member and a deacon of Fork Union Baptist Church and also a member of the Fluvanna Ruritan Club. He was also preceded in death by a son, Wayne Gentry and six brothers and sisters. Survivors include his beloved wife of 59 years, Louise Gentry of Fork Union; one son, Ronald Gentry and wife, Lucille, of Charlottesville; one daughter, Cynthia Norris and husband, William, of Charlottesville; one daughter-in-law, Martha Gentry of Parksley; and six grandchildren, Kevin and wife, Ashleigh, Jenna Norris, Erika Gentry, Natalie Gentry, Hannah Gentry and Zachary Malcolm Gentry. "Mac" was a loving husband, father and grandfather, an avid gardener and well loved by his neighbors and community. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Fork Union Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at the Fork Union Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Fork Union Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont or the Fork Union Baptist Church Building Fund. Sheridan Funeral Service of Kents Store is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, May 28, 2005
MARY JANE GENTRY
Mary Jane Gentry, 47, of Crozet, died at a local nursing home on Thursday, May 26, 2005. She was born in Albemarle County, a daughter of Addie Jane Gentry Milton of Crozet, and the late Walter Newton Gentry. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Harold Moore Milton. She is survived by her husband, William Preston Gentry of Crozet; one daughter, Ashley Parke Gentry of Crozet; one brother, William Walter Gentry and wife, Lisa, of Mechanicsville; and two nephews, Brandon and Joe Gentry of Mechanicsville. Mary Jane was a clinical director for the University of Virginia Hospital Renal Dialysis Center and a charter member of the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, Crozet Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and Charlottesville ALS support group. She graduated from Piedmont College with a RN degree and business administration degree. The family would like to extend a sincere thanks to all the friends and staff at the Laurels of Charlottesville for their love, support and fellowship as we traveled down this road together. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today, May 28, 2005, at the Anderson Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2005, at Crozet Baptist Church with Dr. Roy S. Thomas III and the Rev. David Collyer officiating. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Dr. James P. Bennett Jr., Research, P.O. Box 800394, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 22908. Anderson Funeral Home, Crozet, is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Feb. 25, 2001
MARY L. SHIFLETT GENTRY
Mary Lena Gentry, 85, of Earlysville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002. Born Aug. 13, 1916, in March, she was the daughter of Eddie and Annie Laura Conley Shifflett. Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, Earl Gentry; her loving son, Edward E. Gentry; three sisters; and five brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Baber and her husband, Bill; and daughter-in-law, Nancy Gentry, all of Earlysville; granddaughters, Connie Dunn, Craig Dunn, and Kathy DeGraf; grandsons, Mark Baber and his wife, Shawn, and David Gentry and his wife, Cathy, all of Charlottesville; and great-grandchildren, Emily and Nathan Dunn, Jessica, Jennifer, and Daniel DeGraf, and Rebekah and Jonathan Gentry; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was a member of Nortonsville Church of God. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and a living example to her children and friends. Above all, she loved the Lord and made this know to everyone. She visited the sick in nursing homes and spread he message and shared her faith wherever she could. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at Teague Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Nortonsville Church of God, by the Rev. David Allison. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to send special thanks to Dr. Robert Gibson and the staff of the fourth floor, east and central, at the University of Virginia Medical Center for their care.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, May 6, 2007
MATTIE S. WOOD GENTRY
Mattie S. Wood Gentry, 87, of Charlottesville, passed away Friday, May 4, 2007, at a local hospital. Mattie was born October 28, 1919, in Earlysville, Virginia, daughter of the late James Walker Wood and Ida Ella Dickerson. Her husband, Robert M. Gentry, and 10 brothers and sisters also preceded her in death. Mattie was a member of Belmont Baptist Church for over 54 years. She is survived by her children, Patricia Houchens and her husband, Jerry, Bobbie Jordan and her husband, Kenneth, all of Kingsport, Tennessee, Helen Lamb of Waynesboro, Ella Fortune and her husband, Dan, of Lynchburg, and Moses R. Gentry and his wife, Carol, of Gate City; a brother, Eli Wood of New Hope; eight grandchildren, Wendy, Rodney, Ronnie, Dusty, Kenny, Brooke, Sean and Jason; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at Belmont Baptist Church, with the Reverend Greg Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Monticello Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at the Hill and Wood Funeral Home.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
MINNIE F. GENTRY
Minnie Florence Gentry, 73, of Charlottesville died Saturday, Dec. 23, 1995 at a local nursing home. Born Jan. 24, 1922 in Albemarle County, she was the daughter of the late Emory and Ella Morris Shifflett. Her husband was the late Otha R. Gentry. She was preceded in death by a son, Howard R. Miller; a brother, James C. Shifflett; and a sister, Helen B. Morris. Mrs. Gentry was a faithful employee of the Towers Hospital. She attended the Full Gospel Assembly church - Proffit Road. Survivors include three sons, Artis Wayne Keyton of Charlottesville, Dallas Jones of Maryland and Donnie Miller of Brunswick; a brother, Cecil Shifflett of Charlottesville; two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd Herring of Charlottesville and Mrs. Jack Shifflett of Earlysville; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1995 at the Full Gospel Assembly Church, Proffit Road, with the Rev. Ronald Sipe officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-8 o'clock Tuesday at the Hill & Wood Funeral Home. Note: Dallas Jones in the above obit is not an actual son, but was raised by Minnie.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, Jul. 7, 2007
OLA MAE GENTRY SKINNER
Ola Skinner, 79, beloved mother, grandmother, great -grandmother, sister, and friend, died peacefully on Friday, July 6, 2007, at the University of Virginia Medical Center, after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. She was born October 8,1927, in Albemarle County. She was the daughter of the late Granville and Mattie Mayo Gentry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Leroy Skinner; her daughter, Joan Ann Skinner Chisholm; two brothers, Robert and Edward Gentry; and one sister, Frances G. Sprouse. Ola worked for Ix's Silk mill for many years before the birth of her twin daughters, then became a stay at home Mom and homemaker, until her daughters became older. Ola worked for a short term for General Electric and then ComDial until her retirement. Ola loved and enjoyed her beautiful flower gardens that she tended to tirelessly; she loved watching them grow, and then sharing the plants with her family, friends, and neighbors with instruction on how to care for them. Many would come to admire her gardens and her green thumb ability. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Skinner House and her husband, John Andrew House, of Keswick; four grandchildren, James Edward Chisholm and his wife, Stephanie, of Scottsville, Lisa Shaver Collier of Charlottesville, Kara Chisholm Payne and her husband, Monty, of Gordonsville, and Matthew Dwayne Shaver and his wife, Brooke, of Gordonsville; seven great-grandchildren, Trevor and Jakob Chisholm of Scottsville, Kaitlyn and Kaleb Collier of Charlottesville, and Abbie and Gabby Shaver and Mason Payne of Gordonsville. She is also survived by three sisters, Fannie Colvin, of Gordonsville, Mary Jane Larson of Keswick, and Amanda Addington and her husband, Hobart, of Keswick; three brothers, Granville L. Gentry and his wife, Elsie, of Charlottesville, Melvin Gentry and his wife, Jean, of Palmyra, and Nelson Gentry and his wife, Marie, of Knoxville, Tennessee. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2007, at the Hill and Wood Chapel. Interment will follow at the Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2007, at the funeral home. Hill and Wood Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Friends may sign the register book at www.hillandwood.com.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Apr. 15, 2009
OTHA RANDOLPH GENTRY

Otha Randolph "Junior" Gentry, 63, of Keswick, entered into eternal rest Saturday, April 11, 2009, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 22, 1946, in Albemarle County, son of Mildred Johnson Gentry Currier and the late Otha Gentry. His brother, Kenneth R. Gentry, also preceded him in death. Junior worked as a heavy equipment operator for Parham Construction Company, retiring in 2000 with 35 years of service. He is survived by his mother; his loving and devoted wife of 43 years, Helen "Fay" Gentry; their children, Otha "Dickie" Gentry, Gary "Tillie" Gentry of Keswick, Sheila Dutton and her husband, Trevor, of Palmyra, and Lisa Gentry and Chuck Shifflett of Keswick; his brothers, Steve Gentry and his wife, Pam, of Columbia and Charles Gentry of California; his sisters, Barbara Fisher, Emily Lucal, and Betty Craig and her husband, Roger, all of Barboursville; his grandchildren, Travis Lee, Tiffany, Brittany, Chassity, Trevor "Bo", Austin, Melissa, Melinda, Stephen, Angel, and Kenny; and his dearest friends, Junior and Shelby Morris, Ronnie and Libby Sipe, Patricia Lamb, Pam Gentry, and Doris and Lloyd Herring. The family expresses a heartfelt thank you to the staff of the Hospice of the Piedmont. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday April 15, 2009, in the Full Gospel Assembly Church, off Proffit Road, with Pastor Ronnie Sipe officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Aug. 5, 2003
RAYMOND F. GENTRY, JR.
Raymond F. Gentry Jr., 80, of Schuyler, died Monday August 4, 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond F. Gentry Sr., and Blanch Sprouse Gentry, his wife, Virginia Kidd Gentry and a son, Ray E. Gentry. Survivors include three brothers, Carl Gentry of Massachusetts, Alvin and Clifford Gentry, both of Scottsville; three sisters, Marie Newton of Scottsville, Dora Jones of Esmont, and Lily Bush of Delaware; a daughter-in-law, Marianne K. Gentry, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Gentry served in the U.S. Army during WW II, he was a recipient of the Bronze Star. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, at the Gentry Family Cemetery (route 602), Schuyler, with the Rev. James C. Jetton officiating. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. this evening at Thacker Brothers Funeral Home, Scottsville.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Apr. 16, 2005
RHONDA DEANN HENSLEY GENTRY
Rhonda DeAnn Hensley Gentry, 34, of Harrisonburg, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. Mrs. Gentry was born Aug. 28, 1970, in Charlottesville, and was a daughter of Dorothy Louise Shifflett of Elkton. She attended William Byrd High School in Vinton. She did childcare in her home and was a member of the PTA in Harrisonburg. On Dec. 8, 2000, she married Keith Allan Gentry, who survives. In addition to her mother and husband, she is also survived by her stepfather, Raymond "Bucky" Shifflett of Elkton; a son, Chase Allan Gentry; a daughter, Karleigh DeAnn Gentry, both at home; two brothers, Rondel Hensley, her twin, and Terry Hensley, both of Elkton; two sisters, Barbara Meadows and Angela Merica, both of Elkton; two nephews and two nieces. The Rev. Curtis Hensley will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Community Cemetery near Elkton. The family will receive friends from 7-8 this evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the Gentry home after 6:30 p.m. Sunday or at the home of her mother, 4484 Parkway North of Elkton on 340, at any time. Memorial donations may be made to Keith Gentry, 921 Northfield Court, Harrisonburg, VA 22802, to help with medical and funeral expenses.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Apr. 11, 2001
RUTH ARLENE SHIFFLETT GENTRY
Ruth Arlene Shifflett Gentry, 75, Avante Nursing Home, Waynesboro, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at the Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville. Mrs. Gentry was born June 1, 1925, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Robert and Emma Shifflett. She lived in Augusta County most of her life and was educated in Rockingham County public schools. She was a nurse's aide at the University of Virginia Medical Center, nursing homes in the area, District Home, Camelot Hall and Sunnyside Retirement Community. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren. Surviving are her husband, Edward Hall Gentry; four children, Carolyn Steger Hall, Charlottesville, Doris Madison Long, Verona, Graham Lee Shifflett, Charlottesville, and Raymond Mitchell Shifflett Jr., Williston, Fla.; a sister, Hazel Good, Grottoes; a brother, Elwood Shifflett, Grottoes; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The Rev. Randy Simmons will conduct a graveside service at 1 p.m. Thursday at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 this evening at the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home or at the home of her sister at any time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grottoes Rescue Squad.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Dec. 14, 2007
THOMAS CRAIG GENTRY
Thomas Craig Gentry, 83, of Albemarle County, passed away peacefully at his home following a lengthy illness. Born on October 25, 1924, in Charlottesville, he was the son of the late George Thomas and Gladys Mahanes Gentry. He was preceded in death by a brother, George Cushman Gentry; a grandson, John Allen Gentry and a nephew, Gregory Paul Gentry. He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Delma H. Gentry; sons, Ronald C. Gentry of Ashland and D. Scott Gentry and his wife, Newassa, of Eastham; five grandchildren, Kim Briggs, Keith Gentry, Matt Gentry, Jeremy Gentry and Megan Gentry and five great-grandchildren. Craig was a World War II Army veteran. He was owner of Rivanna Service and Supply and Crowhaven Farm. He was a lifelong member of Liberty Baptist Church serving as a deacon. He also served on the board of Stony Point Volunteer Fire Company. Craig loved farming and being in the mountains hunting wood and rocks for his special projects. He loved his friends from his pony showing days, CB buddies and camping and fishing on the Chesapeake Bay where he was fondly known as "Captain Crab". A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 12 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2007, at Riverview Cemetery. The family expresses their thanks to Hospice of the Piedmont for their compassionate loving care and support during this time. Hill and Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Friends may sign the register book at www.hillandwood.com.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Jul. 27, 1983
TOBIAS JUNIOR GENTRY
Tobias Junior “Tittle” Gentry, 64, of Stanardsville, died Monday in a Charlottesville hospital. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Church of the brethren, interment will be in Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Earlysville. The Rev. C. C. Kurtz will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 this evening at the Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Apr. 16, 2004
WALTER DEANE GENTRY
Walter Deane Gentry, 70, of Charlottesville, died April 14, 2004, in a local hospital. Born Feb. 5, 1934, in Albemarle County, he was the son of the late Frank "Tucker" and Mary Holsapple Gentry. He served in the U.S. Army and was a retired master plumber. Survivors include his wife, Betty M. Gentry of Charlottesville; two sons, Michael Wayne Gentry and his wife, Melanie, of Mechanicsville, Md., and Glen Allen Gentry and his wife, Teresa, of Charlottesville; two brothers, Frank J. Gentry and his wife, Barbara, of Ruckersville and James Gentry and his wife, Deborah, of Troy; two sisters, Clara Boatwright and her husband, Russell, of Scottsville and Sadie Wright of Charlottesville; two grandchildren, Allen Cole Gentry of Charlottesville and Sirena Martinez of Aurora, Colo.; and a great-grandchild, Autumn Martinez. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2004, at Hill & Wood Chapel, with the Rev. Sidney Craig officiating. Interment will follow at Monticello Memory Gardens. Hill & Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Dec. 20, 2007
WILFRED RANDOLPH GENTRY
Wilfred Randolph Gentry, 84, of Charlottesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2007, at the Laurels of Charlottesville. Wilfred was born in Proffit, Virginia, on June 6, 1923, son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Bernwanger Gentry. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Lee Elliott Gentry; and by a brother, Howard Gentry. Wilfred served with the United States Army during World War II and he retired from the United States Post Office after 28 years of service. He is survived by his daughter, Vicky Gentry and her companion, Kevin Bishop of Charlottesville; his sister, Clarice Blackwell and her husband, Jim, of Charlottesville; two brothers, Clayton Gentry of Midlothian and Hunter Gentry and his wife, Nancy, of Indiana; and by a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2007, at the chapel of the Hill and Wood Funeral Home with the Reverend Sidney Craig officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2007, at the funeral home. The family expresses their sincere thanks to the staff of the Laurels of Charlottesville for their loving care and concern for Wilfred during his stay with them. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations in Wilfred's name be made to the American Heart Association, or the American Cancer Association. Friends may sign the register book at www.hillandwood.com


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