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Anne Jones Gentry

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VIRGINIA BEACH - Anne Jones Gentry, 88, died Monday, July 21, 2014. She was born in Newport News, Virginia, the daughter of Sarah Anne Crabill Jones and Thomas Barlow Jones. Her husband of 61 years, Irvin Wyatt Gentry, Jr., preceded her in death. She graduated from Newport News High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Anne was a member of Galilee Church for 54 years. She served on the vestry and as chairman of the altar guild. She was, also, active for many years with the Women of Galilee and the Episcopal Church Women. Anne enjoyed playing golf and participated in the Ladies Golf Association. She supported her community by volunteering for many organizations. She welcomed family, friends and neighbors to her home. They were always treated to home cooked meals and fresh vegetables from the garden. She is survived by her three children, Anne Gentry Smith and husband, Louis, of Newport News, James Wyatt Gentry and wife, Margaret, and Robert Crabill Gentry of Virginia Beach and six grandchildren, Matthew Spencer Smith, Catherine Gentry Rauschenberg, Sarah Smith Moreland, Margaret St. John Gentry, Cary McCormick Gentry and Rebecca Jones Gentry and one great grandchild, Tyler Carl Rauschenberg. The family would like to thank Always Best Care for their professional and loving care given to our mother. A memorial service will be conducted by The Reverend Andrew D. Buchanan at Galilee Church, Saturday, July 26, at 11:30 am. A reception will follow in Tucker Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to Galilee Church, 3928 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 or Lynnhaven River Now, 1608 Pleasure House Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Laskin Road Chapel is handling arrangements and online condolences may be made at hdoliver.com.
Published in Daily Press on July 23, 2014
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