Mr. Richard Talley “Rick” Gentry, age 47, of Summerville, GA died Sunday, January 25, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Gentry was born October 31, 1961 in LaFayette, GA, the son of Lula Mae Smith Gentry and the late Edward Talley Gentry. He was employed with Mt. Vernon Mills and was a two year member of the Quarter Century Club. Mr. Gentry was a member of the Chelsea Baptist Church. He graduated from Chattooga High School, where he received a medal for industrial arts. Mr. Gentry is survived by his mother, Lula Mae Smith Gentry, Summerville, GA; brother, Charles Edward Gentry, Trion, GA; sisters, Barbara Elaine Hughes, Trion, GA; and Susan Mae Gentry, Summerville, GA. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p. m. Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dean Tapp & Rev. Steve Spears officiating. Burial will follow in West Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jason Hughes, Justin Hughes, Jacob Hughes, John Johnson, Jimmy Prince, Greg Smith, Kevin Smith, Allen Martin, Tommy Prince, and Frank Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be all member of Chelsea Baptist Church. Mr. Gentry will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m. Monday, January 26, 2009.