In memory of
Ernie Gentry Iva, SC Ernest Wilton Gentry, Jr., age 59, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at AnMed Health Medical Center. Born in Anderson, SC on December 30, 1957, he was the son of the late Ernest Wilton Gentry, Sr. and the late Sabra Ann Brown Gentry. He was a graduate of Crescent High School. Ernie volunteered for the Iva Fire Department. He was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church and attended First Baptist Church of Iva. He is survived by his wife, Miriam Mathis Gentry; four children, Jenny Padgett (Daniel), Erica Gentry, Hailey Gentry, and Emmalee Haynie; a brother, Wayne Gentry (Karen), a nephew, Nathan Gentry; a sister, Ronda Bolt (Sam); and four grandchildren. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Iva with Reverend Jerry Gray officiating. Interment will follow at Iva City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Iva Fire Department, 9711 Highway 81 South, Iva, SC 29655 or to Iva Rescue Squad, 9715 Highway 81 South, Iva, SC 29655. The family will be at the home of his sister, Ronda Bolt. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com . The McDougald Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Anderson, SC
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