November 25, 2020

Mrs. Ginger Stutts

Ginger Obit 2

Much beloved Heard County school teacher, Mrs. Ginger Ann Gentry Stutts, age 51 of Franklin, Georgia passed away on November 24, 2014 at the Hospice LaGrange in LaGrange, Georgia.

Funeral services for Mrs. Stutts were conducted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. from the Glenloch Baptist Church with the Reverends Neil Awbrey,  Mary Nell Burden, Brandon Brooks, Mark Williams, Johnny Thornton, Brett Mathews, Lynn Janney, and Wayne Webb officiating.

Music was provided by Georgia Convention Singers (led by Pat Lipham), Chris Black, and Leonette Walls.

Those serving as pallbearers Dois Sossaman, Bob Codner,  Butch Wainwright, Lee Boone, Tommy Mike, and Ken Wiggins.

The interment followed in Heard County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Stutts was born on June 7, 1963; the daughter of Patricia Ann McWater Gentry and William Asbury “Billy” Gentry. When she was just a tyke her maternal grandmother, Theo McWater, started presenting the love for music to all her grandchildren.

From a very early age Ginger showed a remarkable musical gift; so much so that she became the church pianist at Welcome United Methodist Church at fifteen years old and served there for thirty years. She also was a part of the Gentry Quartet, comprised of Ginger and her brothers and sister. She was well known as one of the most sought after pianist for the Georgia Singing Convention.

Not only did she love music but had a great desire to serve others and showed this through her love, compassion, and concern for each student that she taught at Centralhatchee Elementary School.

Each child she taught will carry with them the knowledge and joy of learning that she shared with each one throughout their lives.  She was well respected by her peers, so much so that she was selected by her fellow faculty members to be the Teacher of the Year on two different occasions.

One could not describe Ginger without mentioning the constant smile that was ever present on her beautiful face!  Her presence, even in ill health could light up a room and certainly brighten the spirit of all she came in contact with!

The two most important aspects of her life were her God, which she worshiped and praised to the very end; and the love and delight of her family!

Serving her last musical post as church pianist at Glenloch Baptist Church during her illness was a tribute to her love of her God and her desire to serve Him.  Her family, ever constant on her mind, was the great delight of her life!

It was her desire to see her youngest child Katherine graduate from high school, and witness the marriage of her oldest daughter to the love of her life, Jeremy Gilbert. God honored both of these requests.

The love of her on life, Tommy Stutts, to whom she was married for almost twenty-five years, is quick to give her all the credit for the success of their marriage. She was a credit to her loving mother and father, Patricia and Billy Gentry.

This very precious woman touched the lives of many.  She considered herself blessed to be surrounded by so much love during her lifetime.  Her life will not be forgotten, but remembered for the great joy that she gave to each of us who knew her!

She is survived by her husband, Tommy Stutts of Franklin, GA.; two daughters, Elizabeth Gilbert (Jeremy) of Roswell, Ga., Katy Stutts of Franklin, Ga.; parents, Billy and Patricia Gentry of Franklin, GA.; one brother, Johnny Gentry (Alexa) of Roopville, Ga.; one sister, Gayle Gentry of Franklin, GA.; sister-in-law Leesa Stutts Cothran (Bobby) also of Franklin, GA.; and adored nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one beloved brother, Alan Gentry; grandparents, J. W. and Bernice Gentry, and Harvey Lee and Theo Mc Waters; and mother-in-law, Esther Stutts.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at

In lieu of flowers it was Mrs. Stutts wish to help other young people become teachers. Donations may be made at the Certus Bank in Franklin, Georgia.

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.




  1. Mary Yarbrough says

    Sorry to hear the news
    God need another Angel

  2. PENNY STEELE says

    so sorry for your lost Mr Tom

  3. Christy Looney says

    Was so sorry to hear about Ginger. She was a precious lady. She taught my son Travis Looney. He is very saddened about the news of her passing. But he looks forward to seeing her again in Heaven. May God comfort the hearts of her precious family. Our prayers will be with you all. I would like to leave this thought with you. Don’t say good-bye, just say see ya later. for we have that Blessed Hope of seeing her soon. We love each one of you very much. If any of us can help out in any way, please let us know.

  4. Rest in peace Ginger…Your service here on earth was a job well done! My condolences to the Stutts Family.

  5. My prayers and love go out Mrs Sutts family I met her and talked with mrs Sutts she was always smiling and full of joy she’s an Angel now with wings

  6. Carolyn Scase Campbell says

    I remember Mrs. Stutts would always find some fun way to teach. Like one that stuck with me, When we were studying Netwons laws, we got a fig newton if we gave her a law! She played the piano for me a few times in the talent show! She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten and I will carry the memory of her with me always!

  7. wanda rogers payton says

    my prayers are with this family she was a very sweet and loving lady rip

  8. You are in my prayers Tommy Stutts!!! Your neighbors Rudy and Denise Stacks

  9. Barbara Phillips Roberts says

    Another angel got her wings! her and Mrs. Stutts will be waiting til they see you all again.

  10. May God bless this precious family during their time of loss. Our loss is certainly Heaven’s gain. Ginger I loved and greatly admired you, beautiful lady. Rest in PEACE.

  11. Isaiah 57:1&2

  12. Regina Steffens says

    Tommy and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Ginger was an amazing, beautiful person. She has impacted many people’s lives. Our heard county school bunch loved Ginger. Her smiles were contagious . Love Regina Knight Steffens.

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