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Mae Wilson Fritts Gentry

Mae Wilson Fritts Gentry


Mae Wilson Fritts Gentry, age 90, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on October 30, 2019. She was born on January 30, 1929 in Lenoir, North Carolina, to the late Jesse and Pansy Bryant Wilson. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her loving husband Andy Gentry and first husband Robert Fritts.


Mae cherished her family and had a special love for all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was everyone’s “Happy Grandma”. Mae had a special cat named Oreo that had become her constant companion and best friend. Mae was a member of Stateline Baptist Church and was a founding member of the Stateline WMU.


Those left to cherish her memory include her Sons, Jeff Fritts and wife Pam, Bob Fritts; Step-Sons, Steve Gentry and wife Mary, Mark Gentry and wife Kim; Brother, Clay Wilson and special friend Linda Brown; Grandchildren, Jessica Shearin and husband Dustin, Stephanie Rucker and husband Lawrence, Stephen Gentry and wife Retha, Andrew Gentry and wife Chelsie; Great Grandchildren Aaron Shearin, Noah Shearin, Ryan Gentry, Andilyn Gentry; many nieces and nephews.


The family will receive friends at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Stateline Baptist Church, with the service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Pastors, Paul Graybeal and Michael Icenhour will be officiating and special music will be provided by Kathy Green, Sharon Winters and Sherry Stout. A graveside service and burial will follow the service at Stateline Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Morefield, Mike Lewis, Larry McCloud, Dustin Shearin, Lawrence Rucker, Andrew Gentry and Steven Gentry. Honorary Pallbearers will be Van Neely, Stacy Greer, David Pennington, William Greer, Derrell Gentry, Jim Neaves, Jim Whitesell, Larry Wilson, Jeff Wilson and Derl McCloud.


The family will receive friends at the home of Jeff Fritts, 8549 Hwy 91 N, Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, 37680.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Gideons or to the Stateline Cemetery Fund, 3800 Sugar Creek Rd, Laurel Bloomery, TN, 37680.


The family would like to thank the Johnson County Rescue Squad and Johnson County Community Hospital for their help and compassion.


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The family of Ollie Mae Gentry has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.