June 30, 1916 - October 11, 2009
Edith L. Gentry, age 93, of Damascus, Virginia, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2009 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia. She was a life long resident of Washington County, Virginia and was a daughter of the late Conley and Dorsey Sheets. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church and member of the W.S.C.S. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Gentry; one daughter, Betty Ann Adams; and four sisters and five brothers. She is survived by one daughter, Esther Land and her husband, Hunter, of Abingdon, Virginia; one son, Bill Gentry and his wife, Danielle, of Elizabethton, Tennessee; one sister, Margaret Booth of Glade Spring, Virginia; five grandchildren, Hunter Land, Jr. and his wife, Evelyn, Sabrina Adams, Melissa McKinney and her husband, Clay, Billy Gentry, and Comora Tolliver and her husband, Britt; four great grandchildren, Ryley McKinney, Adam McKinney, Ian Land, and Ethan Land; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Thursday, October 15, 2009 in the Riverview Chapel at Garrett Funeral Home with Rev. Harry Layell and Rev. April Milligan officiating. The committal service and interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:45 P.M. Thursday prior to the funeral service at Garrett Funeral Home or at any other time at the residence of Esther and Hunter Land in Abingdon, Virginia. Pallbearers will be Bill Gentry, Hunter Land, Sr., Sabrina Adams, Billy Gentry, Adam McKinney, Clay McKinney, Jim Jones, and Tommy Musick. Honorary pallbearers will be John Roberts, Donald Widener, Kenneth Shoun, Charlie Musick, Lee Musick, Steve Sheets, Eddie Sheets, Dr. William Baker, Wiley Kent P.A., Scott Hunter P.A., and Dr. Damian Sooklal. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to Zion United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Donald Widener, 31331 Wright Road, Damascus, VA 24236. The family would like to thank all the women at Abingdon Manor for caring for Edith for almost five years. Online condolences may be sent to the family and a memorial video tribute may be viewed by visiting www.garrettfuneralhome.com. Mrs. Gentry and her family are in the care of Garrett Funeral Home, 203 N. Shady Avenue, Damascus, VA 24236, 276-475-3631.
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