Marie Whitaker

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YADKINVILLE — Marie Gentry Whitaker, 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was born Feb. 20, 1919, in Yadkin County to the late Rufus and Minnie Royal Gentry. Marie was a kind and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who spent her life doing for others. She was a lifetime member of Center United Methodist Church. Marie retired from Hoots Memorial Hospital after 30 years of service. She is now reunited with her husband Paul, who passed away 45 years ago. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by an infant daughter. Surviving are her daughter, Hilda (Jerry) Carlton; granddaughters, Ginger Cantrell and Tonia (Jody) Shore; great-grandchildren, Kylie Marie Cantrell, Jaken Dylan Cantrell and Zoe McKenzie Shore. Her funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Center United Methodist Church by the Rev. Lisa Wishon and Dr. Bonnie Harris. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. She will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville. Memorials can be made to Center United Methodist Church, 1400 Center Road, Yadkinville, NC 27055. Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Whitaker family. Online condolences can be made at

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Published in The Yadkin Ripple from July 31 to Aug. 1, 2014
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