Memorial graveside service for Lela “Heartsy” Gentry Feldner, age 97, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, June 19, 2020, at Legion Memorial Cemetery in Newellton, Louisiana, for family only.
Lela Gentry was born in Newellton, Louisiana, on November 17, 1922, and passed away June 11, 2020, at Legacy Nursing Home in Tallulah, Louisiana.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Austin Gentry, Sr., and Cora Leigh Marlow Gentry, a son, Johnny Smith, a sister, Martha “Boots” Gentry, and a brother, Fred “Son” Austin Gentry, Jr.
She is survived by her daughter, Lynn Thompson, and husband, L. J., of Saint Joseph, Louisiana, and her son, Charles Phillip Feldner, and wife, Debbie, of Vidalia, Louisiana, two sisters, Gwen “Lady” Tindell of Saint Joseph, Louisiana, and Mary Ann Netterville Norris of Newellton, Louisiana. Other survivors include three grandchildren, Shannon Thompson Capdepon, Jeff Thompson, and Shelia Smith Cannon, six great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Newellton Union Church.
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