|Gravestone for Fon Gentry's father. Photo by Britt Thompson. CLICK PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.
William J. Gentry died at his home on Main Street about 11 o'clock last Saturday
night after a long illness, during which he suffered much, and for many weeks was unable to lie down in bed but sat up all
Mr. Gentry was born in Georgia on January 6, 1846, and came to Texas with
his parents in 1855, locating near Athens, and lived there the remainder of his days in Henderson County.
He enlisted and fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and after
the war came back and settled down to agricultural pursuits.
A few years ago he moved from the farm to Malakoff and spent the remainder
of his days surrounded by his children.
The funeral services were conducted at the family home by the Rev. H.B. Laney,
and interment followed in the Malakoff Cemetery.
He is survived by his aged wife and the following children: Messrs. Dan and
Dodge Gentry of Malakoff, Jeff D. Gentry of Grand Prairie, Mrs. James J.W. Peay and J.W. Easterwood of Athens, Mrs. Ross Knotts
of Kemp and Mrs. Bert McGregor of Houston and a number of grandchildren.
A more extended notice will appear in next week's issue.
-The Malakoff News, July 14, 1923
|Monterrey Indiana Burke Gentry (known as Ann), Fon Gentry's mother. Courtesy of Britt Thompson.
|Photo by Britt Thompson.
Mrs. W. J. Gentry, another pioneer of
this section, passed away at her home on North Terry Street at 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon after a lingering
illness. Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church at 10 o'clock Thursday morning, conducted by Rev. E. L. Edgar of New Boston,
former pastor here. Interment, in charge of J. A. Ballard, local mortician, took place in the family plot in the Malakoff Cemetery. The deceased is survived by two sons and two daughters:
Dan Gentry and Jeff Gentry of Malakoff, Mrs. John Easterwood of Athens, and
Mrs. Ross Knotts of Kemp.
An obituary notice will appear in these
columns next week.
-The Malakoff News,
August 17, 1934
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