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Alpha Marie Gentles


Alpha Marie Gentles, 70, of Route 2, Mt.Vernon, died 5:15 a.m. 
July 29, 1994 at her home. She was born March 18, 1924, in Mt. Vernon, 
a daughter of Ralph and Margaret Julia [Barva] Melton. she married 
Albert "Red" Gentles on Feb. 11, 1944, in Morganfield, KY.; he survives. 

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with 
Father Melvin Vandeloo officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic 
Church Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home. 
Rosary services will be 7p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

In addition to her husband, survivors include four sons, Ralph gentles 
of Mt. Vernon; David Gentles of Mt. Vernon; Charles Gentles of Fairfield and 
Todd Gentles and wife Lisa of Dix.; two daughters, Mary Spiller and husband 
Rick of Mt.Vernon and Ann Warren of Port Orange, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; four 
great grandchildren; her mother, Margaret Julia Melton of Mt.Vernon and a brother, 
Lawrence B. "Bennie" Melton and wife Hazel of Mt. Vernon.

Mrs. Gentles was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She was an avid golfer. 
She was preceded in death by her father and one sister, Bernadine Davis. 


Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: Saturday, July 30, 1994 
Submitted by: Margaret Ann Marasco


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