Van Alstyne Public Library
A.S. Gentry, 63 years old, died Sunday afternoon. Mr. Gentry had
been in declining health for five years and was living in the Maple community
at the time of his death. He was a victim of paralysis, having suffered
a stroke several years ago and two or three light strokes since that time,
the last one coming shortly before he died.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Van Alstyne cemetery,
the Rev. C.O. Hitt, pastor First Baptist Church, conducting the services.
The deceased was born March 27, 1865, at Thompsonville, Ky., and
came to Texas in 1876, locating in Grayson County. He was married Oct.
8, 1890, in Sherman, to Miss Nettie McDaniel. Surviving are his wife and
four sons, Odgen Gentry, Guy Gentry, Golden Gentry, and Carl Gentry, all
of Van Alstyne; seven daughters, Mrs. Beulah Whitfield, Mangrum, Okla.;
Mrs. Callie Morris, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mrs. Bertha Cates, Sackawa,
Okla.; Mrs. Jennie Woods, Van Alstyne; Mrs. Beatrice Helms, Weston; Mrs.
Lily Phillips, Van Alstyne; Mrs. Gladys Sinco, Sherman; three sisters,
Mrs. Kate Miller, Van Alstyne; Mrs. Nancy Means, Van Alstyne; Mrs. Millie
Price, California; four brothers, William Gentry, Van Alstyne; Richard
Gentry, Altus, Okla.; Jim Gentry, Gunter; Lee Gentry, Altus, Okla., and
by thirty-four grandchildren.