A reception at the church followed the service, where family received friends.
Mr. Kent died Aug. 16, 2013.
He attended Nacoochee United Methodist Church in Sautee-Nacoochee.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Lynne Puryear Kent; father, Warren Wright Kent; brother, James Roy Kent; daughters and sons-in-law, Julia Kent, Melinda K. Parsons and Earl B. Parsons III, Nancy K. Squires and James W. Squires; grandchildren, Allison Couvillion, Brian Wilson, Kaitlyn Parsons, Earl Parsons IV, Rebecca Squires, Alex Squires, Kent Squires, Christopher Squires; and one great-grandchild, Mac Couvillion.
Warren graduated from Auburn University in 1965 as a doctor of veterinary medicine. Upon graduation, he joined the Air Force to defend freedom and fight for his country. He was in charge of all sentry dogs in the I and II Corp in Vietnam, stationed at DaNang AFB. He was in charge of all NATO sentry dogs for Europe, stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany. After honorably serving his country, he moved to Birmingham, Ala., where he became owner and director of Kent’s Animal Clinic from 1972-81. During this time, he also became a real estate investor. In 1981, he moved to Helen. He was chief judge in the Municipal Court of Helen, where he served for 14 years. In 1991, he became a Certified Financial Planner and Registered Investment Advisor. He was leader and active participant in many different civic and professional organizations, such as Rotary Club (director, president), American Veterinary Medical Association, Alabama Veterinary Medical Association and Financial Planner Associations.
His beautiful life and legacy left behind for the young following in his footsteps – so much to aspire to. A Christian man who lived a life filled with passion, love, laughter … no regrets; a life lived to the fullest. Surrounded by so much love to the very end.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256; phone, 877-832-6997; or visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center and UAB Medical Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.
Albert Eugene ‘Gene’ Roberts
Funeral services for Albert Eugene “Gene” Roberts, 80, of Baldwin, were held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating. Burial followed in Baldwin City Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Georgia National Guard, Habersham County American Legion Post No. 84, Grant Reeves VFW Post No. 7720, and Rabun County DAV Chapter No. 15.
Mr. Roberts died Sunday, Aug. 18, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born March 26, 1933, in Habersham County, he was the son of the late William Alonzo and Margie Elizabeth Myers Roberts.
Mr. Roberts was a United States Army veteran, having proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict. He had served as an LPN at Habersham Medical Center and Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Gene was a very dedicated and talented country music musician. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his loving wife, Donna Mae Jarrard Roberts of Baldwin; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Steve Littleton of Toccoa; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne Eugene and Lou Jean Roberts and Dan and Teresa Roberts, all of Baldwin; grandchildren, Shane Hunt, Kristy Michelle Woltz, Jennifer Nicole Cook, Brooks Roberts, and Becca Roberts; and seven great-grandchildren.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Roberts family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements were in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
The Northeast Georgian
Wednesday, August 21, 2013