McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe

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GentryAnn O Brady

February 9, 1945May 18, 2020

GentryAnn Oden Brady, 75, of Monroe, NC passed away on May 18, 2020. GentryAnn was born in Matthews, NC and raised in Macon, GA. She is survived by her husband, James Brady; son, Pierce Haverfield, both of Monroe; step-children, Scott Brady, Lisa Cody and Jill (Robb) Corwin as well as five grandchildren; sister, Robin O. (Don) Harris and one niece and two nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Dorothy Oden and a nephew, K. Brian O’Neal, all of Macon GA. GentryAnn attended J. Ellsworth Hall Elementary School in Macon as well as A.L. Miller High School and Mercer University. She earned a Master’s Degree in Biology from the University of Georgia. She taught school in Macon for several years before moving to Burlington, Iowa where she worked for the March of Dimes. Following her husband’s career, she lived in Quincy, Illinois before going to Greenville, NC where she taught at East Carolina University. After settling in Monroe, NC she taught at Monroe City Schools and Sun Valley Middle School before ending her teaching career in Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of choice or the Salvation Army. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is honored to serve the family.


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Pat Woods

May 22, 2020

You were the South and I was the North, but we became such fast friends during and after our teaching years at Monroe Middle and Garinger High School. I recall our many "meet-ups" at Duncan Donuts where we sat and chatted for hours. Even though later years sent us in different directions, we could always pick up the phone and talk as if tme had not separated us from our wonderful friendship. I will miss you my friend. Even now I hear you saying, "Well, I'll be darned."

Tammi Gilbert

May 20, 2020

Gentryann smiled through so much, when I worked for her, many years ago, and although she ceased teaching, I learn so much during that fabulous time with her.
There’s no doubt in my mind that the bright sparkle and fine intellect remained a huge part of her character, even during her unfortunate illness.
I pray she didn’t suffer terribly, and that she’s at peace. My prayers and thoughts are with Pierce, Jim and family.
Bless you, all.

Christine Haney

May 20, 2020

I have such fond memories of my time with GentryAnn when she & Pierce came to Houston for me & Allen’s wedding. Then there was our visit to N.C. to visit her & Jim & Pierce several months after our wedding. I always felt like Allen’s first cousins were like my sisters, including GentryAnn. Jim & Pierce, my thoughts & prayers are with you both. You know that I understand that feeling of grief & loss. In time, you will find comfort in telling stories about GentryAnn. Tell those stories so you can laugh & cry & let all the great memories bring you comfort & peace. All my love, Chris Haney.


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