Obituary: Jerry L. Gentry

Graveside services for Jerry L. Gentry, 74, of Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Land of Memory Cemetery in Palestine. The services will be officiated by Bro. Frankie Wright and Bro. Tommy Derden.

Mr. Gentry passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Athens.

Jerry Leon Gentry was born July 19, 1938 in Dallas, the son of Althon Gentry and Jessie Herrington Gentry. He was a member of the Full Gospel Lighthouse Church of Palestine. Jerry enjoyed making tapes and taking photo’s. He loved riding his bike and once rode in a marathon bike race. He was a great friend and family member and will be missed by all he knew and loved.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving caretakers and special friends; Betty Miller, William Miller, James Wright, Donald Wright, Janice Rutledge, Tommy Derden and Margie Derden

TVCC Lady Cards headed to national tournament

Lady Cards softballBy Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

Utah bound!

The Lady Cardinals made school history Saturday, clinching the school’s first-ever national tournament berth with a third straight win in the Region XIV Tournament in Corsicana.

Coach Ashley Johnston’s squad defeated eighth-ranked Galveston (8-2), Blinn (3-2) and Paris (7-5) to punch a ticket to St. George, Utah for the national tournament May 15-18.

The Lady Cardinals went on to finish second in the tournament, falling twice to Paris in the championship games. Paris was an 8-2 winner in the first game and took a 5-4 nine-inning decision in the second.

The Lady Cardinals will carry a 33-25 record to the national tournament.

National tournament pairings will be announced this weekend after all regional tournament play has concluded.

Other schools joining the Lady Cardinals and Paris as qualifiers to this point are Georgia Perimeter College, Pitt Community College (North Carolina), Pima Community College (Arizona), Santa Fe College (Florida) and Chipola College (Florida).

TVCC headed to Regional championship game, national tournament

By Michael V. Hannigan

The Trinity Valley Community College Lady Cardinals — who entered the Region XIV Softball Tournament as underdogs and who had never won a tournament game — won their third straight game Saturday and are now guaranteed a trip to the National Championship Tournament in Utah.

TVCC beat Paris Saturday, 7-5. Earlier in the tournament, the girls beat both Blinn and nationally-ranked Galveston.

The Lady Cards will play in the Regional championship game tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at Navarro College. Their opponent is to be determined.

The national tournament will be May 15-18 in St. George, Utah.


Athens Farmers Market Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon

Photo courtesy Athens Farmers Market Facebook Page.
Photo courtesy Athens Farmers Market Facebook Page.

Farmers Market press release

We are growing, growing, growing, not only in produce, but in size!

Visit historic downtown Athens for a fun day of community support. This weekend we will be featuring the Humane Society and the Texas Swing Festival. You may purchase tickets for their fundraiser on May 11 complete with the live music of Ruby Jane, great food and lots of fun!

The North 19 Volunteer Fire Department returns with their near famous homemade breakfast taco in which sales each weekend help keep gas in their trucks. Summer is on its way and they need our support!

Drink sales will benefit the Girl & Boy Scouts and American Heritage Girls.

We have everything from baked goods (breads, cookies, sweetbreads and pies), tamales, jams and jellies including: strawberry pineapple, peach, blackberry, blueberry, wild plum, pickled vegetables, salsas, relishes and soups. Don’t forget about free-range eggs, fresh grown herbs, local raw honey, granolas and sugar scrubs. We also feature local artisans’ handcrafted items such as etched glassware, screen printed t-shirts, Texas crafts and handcrafted natural gemstone jewelry.

Local produce includes but is not limited to naturally grown carrots, greens, kohlrabi, mixed lettuces, purple and green okra, cabbages, onions, frozen shelled peas (black eyed, red ripper, and zipper cream).

If you would like to know more about the market or becoming a vendor please visit us at Also be our fan on Facebook@

Lady Cards play for national tournament berth


The Trinity Valley Community College Lady Cardinals had never won a tournament game going into this week’s Region XIV Softball Tournament.

Now they’ve won two.

Friday, the Lady Cards notched a 3-2 win over Blinn in the second round after knocking off nationally-ranked Galveston in the first round.

Today, TVCC will play Paris at 3 p.m. in Corsicana at Navarro College.

The winner of the game earns a national tournament berth. The TVCC-Paris loser falls into the consolation bracket semifinals Sunday with another chance to reach the championship game and earn a national tournament berth.

The top two teams advance to the national tournament May 15-18 in St. George, Utah.