Ona R. Gentry, age 91, died on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Born in Cobbtown, Georgia, Ona was a longtime resident of New Smyrna Beach. She graduated from New Smyrna Beach High School before going on to be a secretary at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., where she met her husband James C. Gentry. She returned to New Smyrna Beach with her husband and she became a legal secretary for Bill Gillespie. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and the Women's Club of New Smyrna Beach. Survivors include a son, James Gentry and his wife Susan of Brandon, Florida, a granddaughter Chrissy Guzzetta and her husband John; two grandsons, Bryan Gentry and his wife Sarah, and David Gentry and his wife Caitlin; five great grandchildren; and a sister, Mildred Totin. She was preceded in death by her husband, James and her son, Richard. Private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ona's memory to:
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Apr. 23, 2014