Annie Gladys Brown Gentry

Annie Gladys Brown Gentry, 93, of Metropolis, went to her heavenly home at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, from Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Dec. 19, 1927, in Savannah, Tennessee the daughter of John H. and Cora Lee Brown. She married Frank Gentry on September 15, 1943, in Hayti, Missouri.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Lighthouse Assembly of God with Mark Russell officiating. Burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens.

Annie was a member of Lighthouse Assembly of God and was lovingly known by many different names including Grannie Annie, Grams, Grandma Annie, MeeMaw, Annie Boat, and Momma. Annie loved her family, especially her grandchildren, shopping, and cooking, which she was known for her famous chicken and dumplings.

Annie is survived by her children, Bob Gentry and wife Jane Ann of Metropolis, Bette Lange and husband Jerry of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, Gary Gentry and wife Sue of Metropolis, and John Gentry and wife Lesli of Franklin, Tennessee; nine grandchildren, Michael Gentry (Jessica), Molly Stratemeyer (Josh), all of Metropolis, Mallory McVey (Nash) of Paducah, Kentucky, Carrie McGuire (Kevin), of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, Brandon Lange (Tracy) of Raceland, Kentucky, Jason Gentry (Amy), Barry Gentry all of Metropolis, Hugh Gentry and Reese Gentry both of Franklin, Tennessee; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Hazel Van Dyke of Hayti, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

Annie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Matthew Paul Lange; seven brothers; and four sisters.

Memorials may be made in Annie’s name to Lighthouse Assembly of God, 670 Airport Road, Metropolis, IL 62960 or Autumn Ridge Assisted Living, 1000 Galeener Street, Vienna, IL, 62995.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Autumn Ridge Assisted Living, Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and Mercy Health Hospice.

Pallbearers were Jason Gentry, Barry Gentry, Brandon Lange, Michael Gentry, Hugh Gentry, Josh Stratemeyer, Nash McVey, Brett Gentry

Arrangements have been entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

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