Mary Ellen Compton Gentry, 75, of Conway passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010.

She was born Feb. 12, 1935, in Naylor, to the late Elmer G. and Effie Melissa Kelly Compton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Gentry; two brothers, Daniel Forrest and Denzil Lloyd Compton; three sisters, Violet Taylor, Lucille Jackson and Inez Rankin.

She was a cosmetologist in Conway for 43 years, eight of which she spent as an instructor of cosmetology. She was of the Baptist faith.

Mary is survived by one son, Ronnie Hubbard and wife Cindy of Benton; two daughters, Vickie Laughlin of Dardanelle and Kathy Milam of Conway; and their brother, Phillip Hubbard and wife Tammy of Atkins; five grandsons, Mark Bowie, Chris Bowie and wife Pam, Todd Milam, Josh Hubbard and Ben Hubbard and wife Jill; two great-grandsons, Matthew and Trace Hubbard. Also surviving are five sisters, Glenda Gilbreath and Betty Bailey of Conway, Martha Vickers of Burns, Tenn., Marie Brown of Little Rock and Alline Compton of Beebe; several nieces and nephew; and a host of friends.

Pallbearers are her grandsons, Mark Bowie, Chris Bowie, Todd Milam, Ben Hubbard, Josh Hubbard and Phillip Hubbard.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Roller-McNutt funeral home of Conway, (501 327-7727, with burial in Crestlawn Memorial Park.      

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

A special thanks to Arkansas Hospice, Dr. Gill Johnson and Dr. Sr. Sue Tsuda and staff.

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