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Cary Lavan Gentry

October 31, 1970 — July 10, 2021

Cary Lavan Gentry

Cary Lavan Gentry, age 50 of Summerville and formally of Calhoun, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at his residence.

Cary was born on October 31, 1970, in Whitfield County to the late Wendall Boyd Gentry and Marjean Dobson Gentry. He served in the United States Army. Cary was a family-oriented man, that was deeply loved by his family, he was an extremely hard worker and inspired everyone around him to achieve their goals, he was very caring and always willing to help others. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by a brother, Keith Gentry; father-in-law, Sammy Phillips; brother-in-law, Keith Phillips.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Kelly Phillips Gentry; daughters, Meagan Gentry, Hailey Gaines, and Ashley Gaines; his mother, Marjean Brandon; brother, Brian Gentry and his wife Lynn; sister, Kim Stanfield and her husband Mark; four grandchildren, Chloe Underwood, McKenzie Bass, Silas Gaines, and Abree Smith.

The family will receive friends on Monday, July 12th from 5 PM until 8 PM at Thomas Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Tuesday, July 13th at 2 PM from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Reverend Randy Southerland and Reverend Kenny Benham officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Chapel Cemetery.

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