Jessie Ruth Gillentine, 84 / Aug. 4, 1925 – Jan. 30, 2010

Published 10:48am Thursday, February 4, 2010

Jessie Ruth Gillentine, 84, of Niles died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at her residence.

She was born Aug. 4, 1925 in Warren County, Tenn. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Jessie was preceded in death by parents, Sam and Ella Millraney Martin Sr.; a brother, Woodrow Martin; and sisters, Willie Mae Martin and Edna Curtis.
Survivors include husband of 67 years, Leon Byrl Gillentine of Niles; sisters, Gladys Walker, Lorene Hillis, Juanita King and Martha Martin; brothers, Harold and Sam Martin Jr., all of McMinnville, Tenn.; nieces, Sally Overmyer, Jamie Nelson and Sheri Jaye Alami, all of Niles; and a nephew, David Gillentine of Rochester Hills, Mich.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Coy Hathcock and Bro. Ray Weddington officiating. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Friday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home, 117 Underwood Rd., McMinnville, TN  37110. Their phone number is (931) 473-6606.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Home, 4025 Healthpark Lane, St. Joseph, MI 49085.

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