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Balsam Baptist Church
Sunday July 1st, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Funeral Service

Balsam Baptist Church
Sunday July 1st, 2018

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Interment at: Balsam Baptist Church Cemetery

Balsam Baptist Church Cemetery
Sunday July 1st, 2018

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Curtis Melvin Gentry

Curtis Gentry, 74, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 28th, 2018. He was the husband of Jackie Gentry and the son of the late Ralph Gentry and Velma Hughes.

 He was a member of Balsam Baptist Church. He was a retired truck driver for Jackson Paper. Curtis loved bowling, fishing and playing golf. He was known for his laughter and fun-loving spirit and dearly loved his family.

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Curtis is survived by Jackie, his wife of 51 years. He is also survived by one daughter, Connie (Ernie) Jamison, one son; Dwayne (Julie) Gentry, two granddaughters; Megan and Hannah and two grandsons; Logan and Joshua.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at Balsam Baptist Church with Rev. Ernie Jamison and Rev. Greg Cullen officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:30-3:00 prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to:  St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Appalachian Funeral Services is serving the family.

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Jackie, I knew Curtiss, Cleo and Earl when we were small children. I always wanted to look all of them up. I live in Nashville, TN now but by mother and dad lived in Balsam Grove , NC. My Dad Jay B McCall was a Nephew to Nellie. If Velma is alive please tell her hello for me. I always liked this family. So very sorry for your loss. Tony McCall

Tony McCall Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM

Our hearts go out to you and all the family during this time of sorrow, Jackie. We pray you will find strength and also comfort in knowing that Curt was a good man who lived a good life and loved his family.

Don&Christine Watkins Jul 1 2018 12:00 AM

May God comfort you and your family in this time of Sorrow. Chad said he had the pleasure to know your dad through Jackson paper if there's anything we can do for y'all please let us know.

The Cabe family Jul 1 2018 12:00 AM

I will miss his bright smile every day!!!

Dawn M. Peace Jun 30 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Curtis Gentry

Dawn M. Peace Jun 30 2018 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about your loss, we know he is in a better place You are in our thoughts and prayers Love all of you

Margie and Steve Gunter Jun 30 2018 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry to hear this news. We are thinking about you and will pray for your family.

Joanne and Walter Ray Bradley Jun 30 2018 12:00 AM

Jackie and family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.

Judy McClure Sutton Jun 30 2018 12:00 AM

Such a sweet precious man. He was always so cooperative when my students needed to complete their skills at Skyland. Wonderful to know that he is now completely healed and in the presence of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Praying that God will fill the awful void in the hearts of his family with His love and peace. Love each one of you!

Kathy Barnes Jun 30 2018 12:00 AM

Connie and family I am so sorry for the passing of your dad. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Judy McConnell Jun 29 2018 12:00 AM

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