Nell Gentry Newberry

Published 5:06 pm Monday, December 5, 2011

July 29, 1931 –

Dec. 2, 2011

Funeral services for Mrs. Newberry, 80, of Donalsonville, Ga., were held on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Friendship United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Dennis and Rev. Kirk Loyless officiating. Interment followed in the Arlington City Cemetery. Casketbearers were Jordan Newberry, Jackson Newberry, Garrett Gilmore, Scott Perry, Billy Shingler and Jim Shingler.

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Mrs. Newberry was born in Blakely, Ga., on July 29, 1931, to the late Junius Clay and Pearl Sprouse Gentry. She died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at her residence. She married her late husband, Jack William Newberry Sr., on Dec. 24, 1949, and they moved to Donalsonville in the fall of 1961. She was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church in Donalsonville; operated Newberry’s Young Fashions for many years; was a Realtor with Clarke Realty and secretary for the local Chamber of Commerce; was known as a “people” person and loved her family and friends.

She leaves to cherish her memory one son, Jack W. Newberry Jr. and his wife, Lisa, of Donalsonville; one daughter, Cathy Perry and her husband, André, of Alpharetta, Ga.; one brother, Don Gentry and his wife, Dot, of Marietta, Ga.; two sisters, Mabel Craft of Blakely and Nadine Cheek of Senoia, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Erica S. Bland, Jordan Newberry, Jackson Newberry, Garrett Gilmore, Camille Gilmore, Caila Perry, Sydney Perry and Scott Perry; and her caregivers, Karen Rogerson and Dorothy Bryant.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Junius Clay and Pearl Sprouse Gentry; her husband Jack Newberry Sr.; three brothers, Junius Gentry, Clayton Gentry and Harold “Buddy” Gentry; and one stillborn son, John Clayton Newberry.

Memorial contributions may be made to Komen Race for the Cure.

Evans-Skipper Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.