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Balsam Baptist Church
Friday May 21st, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Balsam Baptist Church
Friday May 21st, 2021

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Balsam Baptist Church Cemetery
Friday May 21st, 2021

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Betty Ashe Gentry Luker

Betty Ashe Gentry Luker

March 21, 1935 – May 19, 2021

Betty Ashe Gentry Luker, 86 went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, surrounded by her family. Betty was born in Jackson County to the late Joe Marion and Bessie Locust Ashe and was preceded in death by her sons; Joe Gentry and David Gentry, and also Robert Gentry the father of her children.

 Betty enjoyed traveling, singing, crocheting, and her flowers. Most of all she loved her “grandbabies.” She was a lifelong member of Balsam Missionary Baptist Church.

Betty is survived by her son; Johnny and wife Annette Gentry, one sister; Mary Joe Cagle, 5 grandchildren; Tracy Kennedy, Brian Gentry, Adaire Murray/Dusty, Elizabeth Gentry, Zeb Gentry/Hayley, 12 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be at 1:00 Friday, May 21, at Balsam Baptist Church with the funeral to follow at 2:00 with Reverend Greg Cullen officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Four Seasons Hospice, 571 S. Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731 or the Balsam Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 280 Balsam, NC 28707.

The family would like to thank the staff of Tsali Care Center, Cherokee, NC for the wonderful care they took of Betty for the past 3 Years.

An online registry is available at: www.appalachianfuneralservices.com

Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC is serving the family. 

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I really loved Miss Betty . She was the sweetest person and I know she will be missed

Tresha Weeks May 20 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Gentry Luker

Tresha Weeks May 20 2021 12:00 AM

Betty was the sweetest. Always kind and gentle. I will miss her so much but I know I will get to see her again until then I hope she is singing at the top of her voice

Kattie Walker May 20 2021 12:00 AM

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