Geneva Kathleen Hayes Gentry, age 90, of McMinnville, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 following a short illness.
A native of Cannon County, she was a homemaker and long-time employee of the Elk's Club in Titusville, FL.
The wife of the late John Virgil Gentry, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Lee and Dollie Sadler Hayes.
She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Steve Van Hoose; sisters, Lucille Kennedy, Josie Swanger, Callie Stacy, Nola Spry, Ellen Lewis and Bertha Cawthorn; brothers, Wilbur, Carman, Carl and Houston Hayes and four infant siblings.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Shelby and Paul Churchwell of Bradyville and Barbara Kaelin of McMinnville; five grandchildren and spouses, Debbie and John O'Connor of Morrison, Varma and Tom Graham of Mims, FL, Brian Van Hoose of Eustis, FL, Barry Van Hoose of Rockwood and Jeff and Patricia Van Hoose of Lenior City; 13 great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.
Also surviving are two brothers, Ollen Hayes of McMinnville and Leonard Hayes of Sparta; a sister, Virginia Bowles of Muncie, IN and several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, and 11 a.m. until time of service on Saturday, Sept. 25, at High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in High's Chapel with Eddie Ware officiating.
Burial will be a Shady Grove Cemetery in Coffee County.