Mrs. Shirley Jean Carr Gentry of South Boston passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at the South Boston Health and Rehab.

She was born Dec. 4, 1937, in Halifax County and was 82 years old.

She was the daughter of the late Willie Herman Carr Sr. and the late Annie Sue Perkins Carr.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Shirley Jean Carr Gentry is survived by one son, Gregory Lee Gentry (Barbara) of South Boston; one daughter, Jennifer Ann Conner of Halifax; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one grandchild, Clarence G. Conner Jr.; a dear friend, Wayne Honeycutt; and a host of brothers and sisters.

Graveside services will be held Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Carr Family Cemetery, 1170 Clarkton Road, Nathalie, with the Rev. Norman Talley officiating.

The family will receive friends at the home of her son, 1081 Arthur Ware Trail, South Boston.

For memorials consider the Halifax County Humane Society, P.O. Box 969, South Boston, VA.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Powell Cremation Services, South Boston.