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07/23/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Anne Jones Gentry

Anne New Jones Gentry
(02 July 1926 - 21 July 2014)

Newport News High School Class of June 1944

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have even more sad news to impart.   Anne Jones Gentry, Class of June 1944, passed away in Virginia Beach on Monday, July 21, 2014 less than three weeks following her 88th birthday. 

From the Daily Press - 07/23/14: 

                    Anne Jones Gentry


VIRGINIA BEACH - Anne Jones Gentry, 88, died Monday, July 21, 2014. She was born in Newport News, Virginia, the daughter of Sarah Anne Crabill Jones and Thomas Barlow Jones.

Her husband of 61 years, Irvin Wyatt Gentry, Jr., preceded her in death.

She graduated from Newport News High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Anne was a member of Galilee Church for 54 years. She served on the vestry and as chairman of the altar guild. She was, also, active for many years with the Women of Galilee and the Episcopal Church Women.



Anne enjoyed playing golf and participated in the Ladies Golf Association. She supported her community by volunteering for many organizations. She welcomed family, friends and neighbors to her home. They were always treated to home cooked meals and fresh vegetables from the garden.

She is survived by her three children, Anne Gentry Smith and husband, Louis, of Newport News, James Wyatt Gentry and wife, Margaret, and Robert Crabill Gentry of Virginia Beach and six grandchildren, Matthew Spencer Smith, Catherine Gentry Rauschenberg, Sarah Smith Moreland, Margaret St. John Gentry, Cary McCormick Gentry and Rebecca Jones Gentry and one great grandchild, Tyler Carl Rauschenberg.

The family would like to thank Always Best Care for their professional and loving care given to our mother.

A memorial service will be conducted by The Reverend Andrew D. Buchanan at Galilee Church, Saturday, July 26, at 11:30 am. A reception will follow in Tucker Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to Galilee Church, 3928 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 or Lynnhaven River Now, 1608 Pleasure House Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

Laskin Road Chapel is handling arrangements and online condolences may be made at View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on July 23, 2014.
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July 23, 2014
Dear Gentry family,

Connie and I are traveling out of country but we read today the sad news of Anne' s passing. What a great lady! We send you our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies for your loss. Very sorry we cannot be with you on Saturday to celebrate Anne's life, which was so well lived. We will always remember how much she meant to our experience of Virginia Beach and, in particular, her wonderful efforts on behalf of Galilee Church. With love,

Connie and Page
July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014



   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Gentry's family and friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Words by Walter C. Smith, 1876
Music (St. Denio) by John Roberts, 1839

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great Name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;
Thy justice, like mountains, high soaring above
Thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all, life Thou givest, to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish—but naught changeth Thee.

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
But of all Thy rich graces this grace, Lord, impart
Take the veil from our faces, the vile from our heart.

All laud we would render; O help us to see
’Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee,
And so let Thy glory, Almighty, impart,
Through Christ in His story, Thy Christ to the heart.

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