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Betty Ray Gentry

April 1, 1941 — October 18, 2020

Glade Spring, Va. - Betty Ray Gentry, age 79, of Glade Spring, Va., passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020, at Valley Health Care Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Millard Lee Steffey and Mary Lucille Rose Steffey; and two husbands, Walter Ray and T.C. Gentry.

She is survived by four children: Patricia Thomas and husband, Paul, of Abingdon, Va.; Susie Fields and husband, Kenneth, of Lebanon, Va.; Maryann Reynolds and husband, Lynn, of Glade Spring, Va.; and Betty Jo Widner and husband, Joe, of Glade Spring, Va.; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren, and two more on the way; several nieces and nephews; and her canine companion, Sparky.

A graveside service will be held at Old Glade Presbyterian Church Cemetery on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Tommy Wilson officiating.

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The family of Betty Ray Gentry is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church

33234 Lee Highway, Glade Spring, VA 24340

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