Mary Kate Welch Gentry

Published 8:38 pm Monday, October 11, 2010

Gentry, Mary Kate Welch, 76, a resident of Prattville, Alabama and a native of China Grove, Alabama died peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, with her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Chuck Holmes at her side. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at Prattville Memory Gardens with Minister T. J. Pedigo officiating and Prattville Memorial Chapel Directing. Mrs. Gentry was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Gentry; her father, Howell A. Welch, Sr., mother, Alice Hagan Welch; her siblings, Marie Eddins, H. A. Welch, Jr., Willard O. Welch, Nadine Oxford, Latitia Battle. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Gentry Holmes (Chuck); one sister in law, Annette Welch the wife of the late Willard O. Welch; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service time. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the American Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama, PO Box 2273, Birmingham, AL 35201 or To send online condolences please visit

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