Neva Nadine McEntyre, age 87 of Chipley, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at the Northwest Florida Community Hospital's Third Floor, L.T.C. Neva was born March 20, 1926 in Jackson County, to Wesley and Margaret (Davis) Brinley of Graceville. Neva and her husband owned and operated McEntyre's IGA in Chipley from 1969 to 1980. She was a meticulous bookkeeper in various businesses throughout her lifetime. She loved God and studying and researching His Word. She loved her family and crocheting and was an avid puzzle worker.
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She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.O. McEntyre and two sons, Rhett David McEntrye and John Wesley McEntyre.
Mrs. McEntyre is survived by her son, Glenn Morgan McEntyre and wife Helen of Chipley; one daughter, Margaret Ruth Green of Graceville; 10 grandchildren, Lisa Maddox and husband Ronnie, Mark McEntyre, Shane McEntyre, Stephanie Glass, Adam French and wife Vicky, Jason French and wife Erin, Jeremy French, Megan Deese and husband Steven, Christina Buffington and husband Tony and Kelly Bayne and 21 great grandchildren.
A Graveside Service was held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at Wachob Forrest Lawn Cemetery with Pastor Jerry May officiating. Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Third Floor Family Council, P.O. Box 889, Chipley, FL 32428 or Emerald Coast Hospice, 1330 South Blvd. Chipley, FL 32428 or First United Methodist Church Restoration Fund, 1285 Jackson Ave. Chipley, FL. Family and friends may sign the online register at http://www.brownfh.net/
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Feb. 5, 2014