Shirley Ann Gentry

1947–2015 (Age 68)
Rutledge, Grainger, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Shirley Ann

When Shirley Ann Gentry was born on 23 January 1947, in Rutledge, Grainger, Tennessee, United States, her father, Joseph Ferbert Gentry, was 33 and her mother, Myrtle Alene Smith, was 27. She married Lynn Douglas Baity on 5 September 1976, in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States. She died on 11 November 2015, in Whitsett, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Alamance Memorial Park, Burlington, Alamance, North Carolina, United States.

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Shirley Ann Gentry
Lynn Douglas Baity
Marriage: 5 September 1976

Spouse & Children

5 September 1976
Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Joseph Ferbert Gentry


  • Myrtle Alene Smith




  • Grace Gentry


  • Female1947–2015Female

World Events (8)

1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 1

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.
1959 · Research Triangle Park Opens

Age 12

High-tech growth happened when in 1959 the research triangle park was opened. The park goes between Raleigh, Burham, and Chapel Hill.
1965 · The Voting Rights Act

Age 18

The Voting Rights Act prohibits racial discrimination in voting. The Act secured the right to vote for minorities in the South. It also prohibits local governments from making any voting law that results in discrimination against any kind of minorities.

Name Meaning

English: nickname, sometimes perhaps ironic, from Middle English, Old French genterie ‘nobility of birth or character’. Compare Gentle .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • Shirley Gentry Baity, "Find A Grave Index"

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