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Onetta Mae Gentry

Onetta Mae Gentry age 91 of Grannis, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in Mena.

Onetta was born on March 03, 1928 in Wickes, Arkansas to the late Mark Roberts and the late Florence Sullivan Roberts. She was married to Oden Anderson Gentry for 72 years until his passing on August 27, 2017. Onetta was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family. She was very talented with her hands and excelled in skills such as quilting, knitting and crocheting.  Onetta was also a very accomplished seamstress and a dedicated member of the Wickes Church of Christ and Northside Church of Christ in Mena.  Above all, she loved her family and her church deeply.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great great grandmother, sister and friend.

She is survived by her sons:  Larry Gentry and wife Glenda Gaye of Grannis, Arkansas,  Steve Gentry and wife Pat of Grannis, Arkansas, Monte Gentry of Sherman, Texas, and Terry Gentry and wife Melanie of Texas; daughter, Anna McClane and husband Mike of Houston, Texas; grandchildren:   Brett Gentry of San Antonio, Texas, Katrina Brown of Dallas, Texas, Larry Gentry, II. of Sherman, Texas, Richard Gentry of Grannis, Arkansas, Rachel Garza of Houston, Texas, Monte Gentry, Jr. of Texarkana, Arkansas, and Susan Cox of Abilene, Texas; great-grandchildren:  Justen Gentry, Lance Brown, Leigh Anne Marroquin, Amanda Garza, Rebecca Garza, Ashley Cox, Michala Cox,

Tina Gentry, Warren Marroquin, and Isadora Brown; a great-great-grandchild,  Alice Rose; one brother, Gene Roberts of Ohio; sisters:   Ruth Maddox of Greenwood, Arkansas, Lois Drennan of Burleson, Texas, and Maxine Smith of Oregon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mark and Florence Roberts; her husband, Oden Gentry; brothers:  Albert Roberts, Alton Roberts, and Jerry Roberts; her sister, Maudie Pinkerton; and daughter-in-law, Vickie Gentry.

Funeral service was Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Wickes Church of Christ with Brother David Jacobs officiating.  Interment followed in the Grannis Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers were Larry Gentry, Steve Gentry, Monte Gentry, Terry Gentry, Mike McClane, and Brett Gentry.

Honorary pallbearers were her Grandchildren.

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