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Wanda Gentry, obituary

Wanda Gentry, 60, and a resident of Columbia, Tenn., died Sept. 12, 2012 at Maury Regional Medical Center.

Born in Eaton, Ohio on March 30, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Miburn C. and Ruby E. (Likens) Gentry. As a young lady, she was an avid basketball player who won many awards. Her former employers included Doug Nash and Toby’s Country Kitchen, both located in Franklin and C.P.S Factory. She was a longtime waitress and owner of The Junction Restaurant and was a member of Union Hill Church of Christ in Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.

She loved family reunions and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a fan of Jeff Gordon and NASCAR Racing as well as fishing. Ms. Gentry was well known for her excellent cooking skills, and she was always willing to give to others.

Ms. Gentry is survived by two sons, Jamie (Kim) Gentry of Columbia, Tenn. and Walter Dane Gentry of Franklin, Tenn.; three brothers, Michael Gentry of Franklin, Tenn., Joey (Sybil) Gentry of Franklin, Tenn., Rod D. (Jenny) Gentry of White House, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Nick Gentry, Renee (Matt) Harvey, Cody Gentry; and two great-grandchildren: Chloe and Brooklyn Harvey.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by Judy Gentry Wiley, Peggy Gentry Woodard, and Rhonda Gentry Whitefield.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home; Rev. Hubert Cunningham officiated. Visitation was held on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, 1-4 p.m. Honorary pallbearers were Shane Wiley, Randy Whitefield, Stefan Wiley, Sam (Andrea) Keasler, and Mason Gentry. Burial will be held privately by the family later.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Wanda Gentry Memorial Fund, c/o Heritage Funeral Home, 609 Bear Creek Pike Columbia, TN 38401.

Send condolences to the family at the Heritage Funeral Home website at

Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family and in charge of arrangements.

09/20/2012, Williamson Herald

Posted on: 9/17/2012


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