Ethyle Mae Gentry Forbes, 95, daughter of Jesse Clay and Louan Ferguson Gentry, was born March 6, 1907, on the family farm on Brushy Creek east of Houston. She died Aug. 14, 2002, at Houston House, where she had been a resident since Aug. 13, 1999, after a fall and deteriorating health. She went to grade school at Brown Hill, a one-room school east of the farm. After graduation from Houston High School in 1926, she went to work for a casket factory in Houston. She married Fred R. Forbes Dec. 25, 1929. They had two sons. Mrs. Forbes was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church in Houston where she en-joyed fellowship with others in mission and quilting activities. She enjoyed traveling and fishing with her husband, usually catching the largest fish. She was recently honored by the American Red Cross for 50 years service with the bloodmobile. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Marvin; eight of her siblings: Perry Gentry, Charlie Gentry, Orville “”Shorty”” Gentry, Earl Gentry, Leslie Gentry, Alta Gentry Worley, Tressie Gentry Lawrence and Roy Gentry. Surviving are one son, Clay of Houston; one brother, Ray Gentry, a Houston House resident; and one grandson. Services were Aug. 17 at the First Christian Church in Houston with Jeff Moore officiating. Burial was in the Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. “

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