George Pierce Gentry

Born: Sat., Dec. 6, 1913
Died: Tue., Mar. 28, 2006

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George Pierce Gentry, age 92, of Greensboro, GA, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Willow Run Retirement Home. A lifelong resident of Greene County he was born on December 6, 1913 to the late George Pierce Gentry, Sr. and Pierce Turner Gentry. Most of his life was spent in the Liberty Community of Greene County where he attended school and along with his late wife, Hollis Barnes Gentry, owned and operated Gentry''s Grocery Store. In addition to running a farm, he was the owner of George Gentry Logging and Sawmill which later became Gentry and Boswell Logging. Since August 4, 1922, he had been a member of Liberty United Methodist Church. He enjoyed spending time at Cotton''s Corner talking and visiting with friends.

Mr. Gentry was preceded in death by his wife, Hollis Barnes Gentry. He is survived by two daughters, Carol G. Walker of the Liberty Community and Kay G. Boswell and husband R. L. "Cotton" Boswell of Greensboro, GA; a brother, Sam T. "Red" Gentry of Greensboro, GA; four grandchildren, Janis W. Fowler and husband Dicky, Angela W. Deering and husband Scott, Farrett Boswell and George Boswell and wife Sherrie; nine great grandchildren, Ben Fowler, Alan Fowler, Anna Lynn, Victoria Boswell, Rob Boswell, Cavin Collins, Mikey Collins, Summer Collins and Cheyenne Kidwell; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Liberty United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Nicholas and Rev. Farrett Boswell officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Alvin Dowdy, Charles Crumbley, Dan Durham, David Strickland, Roger West and William Myers. The family requests that any memorials be made to Liberty United Methodist Church, c/o Ann Smith, 2491 Shiloh Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 or to Nathanael Greene Academy, P. O. Box 109, Siloam, GA 30665. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday 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 www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Jan Hallman
   Posted Wed March 29, 2006
To Carol and Family, Kay and Family, Mr. George will be greatly missed. What a shock. All my great memories about him and with him when I was a child will stay with me forever. On weekends I looked forward to riding down to the store for that true taste of choc. milk in a bottle. Josh will miss, during summer break, his talks with him and Robert said he will miss his picking on him and he always asked about David if he wasn't with me on a visit to WRRH. He gave us all some great memories to remember. He will never be forgotten and will always be remembered in my family. We are truly blessed to be related to Mr. George. With All Our Love, David, Jan, Josh and Robert

Barbara Overton
   Posted Wed March 29, 2006
Our prayers and thoughts are with ya'll. May God be with you during this sad time.

Laurie Webb Rimes
   Posted Wed March 29, 2006
I have known Mr. George for many years and he was a nice man. He was always making jokes and fun to be around. I am sure he will meet up with my daddy in heaven. I just wanted you all to know that I am thinking about you. sincerely, Laurie Webb Rimes

Bill Crawford
   Posted Wed March 29, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. He will be missed by many.

Ashley Davis Waldrep
   Posted Wed March 29, 2006
Dear Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have very found memories of Mr. George. What a great man he was. I know that he will be surely missed. He was always joking and cutting up. He was a very sweet man. Please know that the Lord will help you through the tough times. May the Lord Bless you all.

Cheryl Brown
   Posted Fri March 31, 2006
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Gentry's passing. I was one of his caregivers at Willow Run and he was one of my favorite residents. He will be greatly missed.