Carol Gentry Walker

Born: Sat., Dec. 6, 1941
Died: Fri., Aug. 5, 2011

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Carol Gentry Walker, 69, a native of Greene County, died on Friday, August 5, 2011 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Born on December 6, 1941 in White Plains, GA, she was the daughter of the late George Pierce Gentry and Hollis Barnes Gentry. She graduated from Greensboro High School in the class of 1959 and married Rev. Henry Grady Walker on December 5, 1959. She worked in the church alongside her husband and was a great asset to his ministry. Carol was beloved by all the congregations she and her husband served through the years. She shared her gift of music with the children''s choirs and youth groups along the way. Carol was a loving mother, a wonderful cook, and loved creating beautiful flower gardens around her home. Her yard was filled with birds, hummingbirds and other wildlife. One of her greatest joys was feeding family and friends after church every Sunday. Carol was a gracious hostess and her home was full of joy and laughter. She was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church where she played the piano as a girl and then again after moving back to Greene County in 1973. She was a member of the WMU. Carol loved playing for the residents at Willow Run Retirement Home. Whatever she did was done with all her might. Carol was loved for her sweet and giving nature and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Henry Grady Walker on January 30, 2000. She is survived by two daughters, Angela Walker Deering and husband Scott of the Liberty Community and Janis Walker Fowler and husband Dicky of Thomson, GA; a sister, Kay Gentry Boswell and husband R. L. "Cotton" of Greensboro, GA; step daughter, Martha Walker Chamblee and husband Ralph of Greenville, SC; grandsons, Ben Fowler and wife Kristina and Alan Fowler; nephews, George Boswell, Farrett Boswell and families; step grandchildren, Danny Chamblee, Linda Chamblee Bundrick, Brian Chamblee, Andrew Chamblee; step great grandchildren, Lindsay, Ashley and Taylor Bundrick, Lillian, Elizabeth and Helen Chamblee, and their families; a number of other relatives and many, many friends.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Liberty United Methodist Church, 3091 Liberty Church Road, White Plains, GA 30678 with Rev. Edward A. Swehla, Rev. Farrett Boswell and Rev. Danny Chamblee officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Ben Fowler, Alan Fowler, George Boswell, Bob Beeland, David Strickland and Richard Smith. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday night at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that memorials be made to Liberty United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Joyce Strickland, 2850 Liberty Church Road, White Plains, GA 30678. 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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Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Sat August 06, 2011
Angela and family, Herb and I are so saddened to hear of your Mother's untimely death. I enjoyed seeing her at different events and she was always smiling and had the nicest things to say about everything. She was a great friend to Joanne Cooper and I know she will miss her dearly not to mention you and your family. Your family is in our deepest thoughts and prayers.

Margaret Hamrick
   Posted Sat August 06, 2011
Your beautiful Mother will be so missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Claire Kelly Smith and Shirley Haynes
   Posted Sat August 06, 2011
So truly sorry about your mother's passing. My mom thought so much of her and considered her a good friend. May your memories of her give you strength during this time.

Jan Hallman
   Posted Sun August 07, 2011
Janis, Angela & Families, Our heart is breaking and words cannot express how we feel. We are so sorry to hear about Carol. She was a loving , caring, patient and kind person. For what reasons we do not know, God needed that special angel. Just remember you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Cousins for life. Jan, David, Josh and Robert

Dick and Marilyn Schneider
   Posted Sun August 07, 2011
We are so sorry about your mother's untimely death. She was truely one of God's angels here on earth.

Jane Cobb
   Posted Sun August 07, 2011
Dear Kay, Angela and family. I was so saddened to just hear of Carol's death. She was so faithful to visit our mothers at Willow Run. She sent a sympathy card and reached out to me in April when Howell died. She always made you feel like she was so glad to see you. I will miss her smile. I pray for the Lord to help you through these hard days and give you happy memories in the days ahead. Love & Prayers, Jane Cobb

Betty Jordan
   Posted Sun August 07, 2011
With deepest sympathy!

Rick and Tommi Ward
   Posted Sun August 07, 2011
Carol was a true, Southern lady, and we feel blessed that we knew her. We know that she is playing for the Heavenly choir now. Our love and sympathy to the family, especially, Angela and Janis, two of my all-time favorite students. Rick and Tommi Ward

Curtis and Hilda Underwood
   Posted Sun August 07, 2011
A mother's love is always with her children. May that love surround you now and bring you peace.

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Mon August 08, 2011
We were so sorry for your loss. There are only words of praise spoken by everyone who knew her. She truly was a blessing to everyone .

Jack & Pat Demyan
   Posted Mon August 08, 2011
We were so sorry to read, in the Augusta newspaper this morning, about the loss of a wonderful and talented lady, Carol Wlker. She always had a smile and a warm greeting for everyone she met. Our condolences to her family and the Liberty community. Sincerely, Jack and Pat Demyan

Clare and Eric Ranney
   Posted Mon August 08, 2011
Angela, We were so distressed to hear of your mom's sudden passing. We will miss her warm smile and gracious hugs when we saw her at church on Easter Sunday mornings. Please know that you, Scott and the rest of your family are in our thoughts and prayers, Clare

Kim Gunn
   Posted Mon August 08, 2011
Angela, I'm so sorry to read about your mother. I didn't personally know her. I just remember seeing her in town. She always had a smile and a nice word for everyone. May God bless and comfort you and your family.

Bertha Turner
   Posted Mon August 08, 2011
Sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with your family.

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Mon August 08, 2011
Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. God had bigger plans for Carol. She was a great person and I enjoyed talking with her when we would meet. God Bless all of you, Betty Jo

Laurie Rimes
   Posted Mon August 08, 2011
Angela and Scott, You guys are in our thougths and prayers. I hated to hear this news of your mother passing. Its almost the same way my grandmother passed. Its just simply unfair. You may have heard by now that my mom, Barbara, is in the hospital very sick with an illness that is undetermined at this time. She suddenly got sick in church yesterday and we are currently waiting on tests results are Athens Regional. She wanted to me to express her thought and prayers to you, Scott, Janice and the rest of the family as she will not be able to make it to visitation tonight and not sure about the funeral tomorrow. She promises that she will come and visit once she is feeling better. I know you have a long road ahead of you and I couldn't imagine what you are going through. Just know that time will heal. Please give us a call if you guys need anything. Love, Adrian, Laurie, and Barbara Webb.

Stanley and Aimee Sorrells
   Posted Mon August 08, 2011
Angela, Janis, and families. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. We are saddened to hear of Carol's death. I met George and Hollis when they ran their store on Liberty Church back in 1963 when I first came to Greene County to deer hunt. It was during that time that I met your mother. When we visited Miss Irene Gentry, we would see Carol occasionally. She was such a beautiful woman in every way. Such a joy to visit with. She is going to be sorely missed in the Liberty Community. Our deepest sympathy to all.

Kent & Melinda Walker
   Posted Mon August 08, 2011
With deepest sympathy to all the family. We will miss her smiling face and kind words.

Renae McNeely
   Posted Mon August 08, 2011
Janis, my thoughts and prayers are with you all tonight. It has been 14 years today that my Daddy passed away unexpectedly so I do know what you are going through. Your mom was a fine lady. I know you will miss her immensely. Rest assured that she is celebrating in heaven. May God bless you during your time of loss.

Jimmy and Cheryl Dolvin
   Posted Tue August 09, 2011
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this hard time.

Dale Temple
   Posted Tue August 09, 2011
I thought so much of "Mrs. Carol" always greeted me with a big smile and kind words. I will miss her...God needed another angel.

Ron & Karen Schornhorst
   Posted Tue August 09, 2011
The God of peace who raised up Jesus from the dead comfort you with the assurance that Carol sees the face of the Lord, and that one day all of us shall be reunited in heaven.

Sandy Yarbrough
   Posted Tue August 09, 2011
Janis and family, know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. If there was anyway I could remove the hurt know that I would do it willingly. Janis, you're a stronger person than you give yourself credit for. Know I love you and am always standing behind, beside or in front of you to help, protect and comfort. Love you girl!!!

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Tue August 09, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by many. She was such a sweet lady Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, and in the days ahead.

Jelitta Hall
   Posted Tue August 09, 2011
Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. I worked with Mrs. Carol for several years, she was one of the sweetest ladies you could meet. I will miss all of those birthday cards she sent me every year. She was so thoughtful.

G.Ford
   Posted Tue August 09, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. May "the God of all comfort" (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) comfort and soothe your heart. His promises, found in the Holy Scriptures, can offer much hope. It assures us at John 5:28,29 that our loved ones will be remembered and brought back to life in the resurrection. Please allow God's Word to strengthen you and help you to endure this most difficult time.

Carole Parker Lawton
   Posted Tue August 09, 2011
My heart is saddened for you and celebrates for Carol as she now sits at the feet of our Lord. She and I were friends as little girls in White Plains and I have many happy memories of playing together at our homes and at church. My family moved when I was 7 but each time we met later her sweet smile brought those memories back again. May God be with you as you grieve knowing that she is also with your Dad. Lovingly, Carole

judy hodnett
   Posted Tue August 09, 2011
There is no way to tell you how much Carol meant to everyone at Willow Run. Everyone looked forward to Thursday afternoon and Carol walking in the front door with that big smile and special wave.She gave so much to us and she will always be remembered for her special gift of music and caring.

Marjorie Ellenberg
   Posted Tue August 09, 2011
Janis, Angela, and families, Carol has always been dear to me. Your family has been with us through the happy times and the hard times! Carol was a lovely, gentle, kind and thoughtful friend that knew just what to say and do for any occasion. I shall never forget the many years we sat on the same seat on the school bus, morning and afternoon, talking and laughing. "Aunt Bob" sat in front of us and would "join in" from time to time. We have called each other on Christmas Eve for several years now; I shall not forget her this Christmas Eve! We are so thankful for each of you and we will praise God for the joyful times we spent with Carol. We love each of you. Maner, Marjorie and Family

Dee Beeler
   Posted Wed August 10, 2011
Dearest Angela & family, I am so grieved by the loss of your sweet, sweet Mom...This was probably one of the sweetest women I have ever known in Greene County..I met her about 16 yrs. ago at Greene Point when I had just become a nurse.. No matter where your Mom saw me she would walk over and give me a BIG hug, with a beautiful smile on her face...God is very happy to have this "ANGEL" with him now...We love you, and our prayers remain with the family daily...DEE & CRAIG

Anne Marie, Jerry, Doris, and Joe Nix
   Posted Thu August 11, 2011
What a loving and gracious lady your mother was. She will be missed by so many who loved her dearly. We are holding you in our prayers.

Barry & Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Sat August 13, 2011
Angela, Scott, and family our deepest sympathy is extended to you with the passing of your mom into heaven. Carol was always so friendly and cheerful. She dearly loved her family and friends. She brought happiness and joy to all who had the priviledge to know her. Carol's beautiful and fun loving personality will be remembered

Georgia Harkins
   Posted Sun August 14, 2011
Janis, Angela, and family: So sorry to hear about Carol. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kay Aycock Harris
   Posted Fri September 02, 2011
Janis and Angela, I was so very sorry to learn of your mother's passing. She was a great friend to many of us here in Toccoa, and although I have not seen her in many years, she has remained close to my heart. May your fond memories grant you peace during this difficult time and in the days ahead. With my love and sympathy, Kay Harris