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Virginia Jean Gentry

July 13, 1926 — September 8, 2018

Mrs. Virginia Jean Gentry, 92, passed away on September 8, 2018, at Pine Cottage at Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville, MS.  Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 9th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Trent Jaudon and Rev. Rob Faulk officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Ellison Ridge Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.     Mrs. Gentry was born July 13, 1926, in Louisville, MS. She and her husband owned and operated Gentry’s Big Star Grocery for many years in Louisville. She was a member of South Louisville Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Gentry; three sons, Terry Gentry, Larry Gentry, and Tim Gentry; a sister, Ethel Joyce Sennett; two brothers, Jerry Eaves and Dewey Eaves; and her parents, Clarice and Dewey Eaves.   She is survived by two sons, Wallace D. “Bubba” Gentry of Louisville, and James Douglas “Doug” Gentry & Lenita, of Kosciusko; sisters, Peggy Patterson of Macon, and Joan Parrish of Lavonia, MI; a brother, Johnny Eaves of Louisville; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Gentry; 9 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.   Pallbearers will be Anthony Gentry, Ty Gentry, John Malcolm Gentry, Quinn Hodge, Gentry Hodge, and Dr. Dustin Gentry.   Memorials may be made to the Building Fund at South Louisville Baptist Church or the Baptist Children’s Village.     To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.
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