Irene Gentry

Born: Tue., May 1, 1917
Died: Fri., Dec. 30, 2005

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Irene Gentry, age 88, of the Liberty Community, died Friday, December 30, 2005 at Willow Run Retirement Home in Greensboro. A lifelong resident of Greene County, she was born on May 1, 1917 to the late Robert Herschel Gentry and Reba Turner Gentry. She graduated from Greensboro High School. She then attended North Georgia College and graduated from the University of Georgia. During her working career, she taught in Heard County and Siloam, GA. She was teaching at F. T. Corry in Greensboro when she retired. Miss Irene was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church and a Charter Member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority.

Survivors include a sister, Hazel Gentry Copelan and husband Norris of Martinez, GA; a sister-in-law, Shirley Gentry of Athens, GA; two nieces, Janet Hallman and husband David of Berea, KY and Mary Beth Patat and husband Brice of Waldorf, MD; a nephew, Robert Copelan and wife Gabriele of Flowery Branch, GA; three great nephews, Josh Holliday, Robert Holliday and Hunter Patat; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Rebecca Gentry and Rayford Gentry.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 2, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Nicholas officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Robert Copelan, Josh Holliday, Ben Fowler, George Robert Boswell, Farrett Boswell and Sidney Bryson. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday night at the funeral home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Jane Wilburn Haralson
   Posted Mon January 02, 2006
Hazel, Am so sorry to hear about Irene's death. She was a very lovely lady. Always enjoyed visiting with her when we were up at Uncle Miles in the summer with my Mother and Daddy. Also enjoyed your frienship when I stayed at Aunt Kate's in the summer May God bless you and the family.

Jan Hallman
   Posted Tue January 03, 2006
I know this is different, but it is something I want to do. Aunt Irene, we will miss you very much. The answers to Josh and Robert's school questions won't be there, or how to make a certain dish. Just to sit and talk is gone, but I know you are at peace and are with Aunt Beck and Uncle Rayford. You will always be watching over us. Just know that Josh, Robert, David and myself will miss you very much. We love you. Rest in peace. Your Niece and Family

Lanelle Underwood LaRue
   Posted Sat January 14, 2006
She was such a fine lady. See the private condolences for more.