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Obit – Ms. Geneva Gentry

Ms. Geneva Gentryof Carthage, died at 12:43 a.m. Thursday morning January 7, 2021 at the age of 88 at the Quality Center for Rehabilitation and Healing in Lebanon where she had made her home since June 22, 2016.

Mrs. Gentry was at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Private graveside services for the family were held Friday afternoon January 8th. Bro. Scott Nesbitt officiated and burial followed in section five in the Gentry family lot at the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens.

She was born Geneva Farris Gentry in the Brooks Bend Community of Jackson County and was one of three children born to the late George Henry Gentry who died September 21, 1977 at the age of 74 and Chloe Ellen Waller Gentry who died July 18, 1995 at the age of 91.

Two brothers preceded Mrs. Geneva in death. They were Henry Hargis Gentry who died in 1928 shortly after birth and Harold Clinton Gentry who died at the age of 72 on May 19, 2009.

Mrs. Gentry was a 1952 graduate of Jackson County Central High School and in 1961 received her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Middle Tennessee State College, now (Middle Tennessee State University) in Murfreesboro.

She was first employed at the Hartsville Sportswear Co. in Hartsville and later taught high school in both Smyrna, Tennessee and later in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

She attended the Church of God and was of the Pentecostal belief.

Surviving is her son, Koy Lafferty and wife Suzann of Lebanon; three grandchildren, Joel Lafferty and wife Jessica of the Riddleton Community, Chloe Lafferty and Max Lafferty both of Lebanon; two great-grandchildren, Abram Lafferty and Blakeleigh Lafferty both of the Riddleton Community; sister-in-law, Ollie Gentry and her son, Clinton Gentry and wife Penny all of Madison.