2nd Tyree Family

Related to the Gentry, Jordan, & Pettey families

William Smith Tyree

William Smith Tyree m. to Alwilda Law. 

William Smith & Alwilda (Law) Tyree had nine (9) children:

1.     Jake Tyree
2.     Owen Tyree
3.     Ben Tyree
4.     George Tyree
5.     Edna Tyree, m. Mr. Belcher
6.     Mildred Tyree, m. Mr. Hoard
7.     Blanche Tyree, m. Mr. Featherston
8.     Margaret Lovell Tyree, d. ca. 2001; m. Mr. Ramsey
9.     Helen Virginia Tyree, b. 27 Dec 1910; m. 1957 to Ralph C. Gentry.

Mildred Tyree

6.  Mildred Tyree, daughter of William Smith & Alwilda (Law) Tyree, m. Mr. Hoard. 

Mr. & Mildred (Tyree) Hoard had a son:

6.1.  Joseph J. Hoard, m. to Estelle (unknown).

Blanche Tyree

7.  Blanche Tyree, daughter of William Smith & Alwilda Law (Tyree), m. to Mr. Featherston.

Mr. & Blanche (Tyree) Featherston had two (2) children:

7.1.  Richard C. Featherston
7.2.  Beverly Featherston, m. to Billy Massie.

Helen Virginia Tyree

9.  Helen Virginia Tyree, daughter of William Smith & Alwilda Law (Tyree), b. 27 Dec 1910, Franklin Co., VA; d. 7 Nov 2004, Amelia Co., VA; m. 1957 to Ralph C. Gentry, d. 1979.

Obituary of Helen Virginia (Tyree) Gentry[i]

Helen Virginia Tyree Gentry was born December 27, 1910 in Franklin County, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late William Smith and Alwilda Law Tyree. Mrs. Gentry was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 22 years, Ralph C. Gentry in 1957. She was the last sibling of nine children including the late Jake, Owen, Ben and George Tyree as well as Edna Belcher, Mildred Hoard, Blanche Featherston and Margaret Lovell Ramsey. Church and family played a large role in Mrs. Gentry's life. She had been an active member of Ginter Park United Methodist since 1962, a member of the United Methodist Women for over 65 years, served on the Altar Guild and supported the outreach ministries as long as her health allowed. She was loved and cared for by her daughters and their husbands, Mary P. Jordan and James E. Jordan, Claire G. Crostic and Robert H. Crostic; as well as grandchildren, Michelle P. Garland, Troy L. Pettey and wife, Alice, Stuart C. (Carl) Crostic and Anne Tyree Crostic. Mrs. Gentry was blessed with great-grandchildren, Ashley Garland, Drew Parsons, Cassie and Terry Pettey. Mrs. Gentry's extended family included James and Debbie Jordan; children, Chris, Kristen, and Kaitlyn and Scott and Lori Robertson; children, Casey and Olivia. Other family, are nephews, Joseph J. Hoard and wife, Estelle, Richard C. Featherston; and a niece, Beverly F. Massie and husband, Billy, all of Richmond. Visitation will be held at Woody's Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the afternoon and 6 to 8 p.m. in the evening at the Huguenot Chapel. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery on Thursday, November 11, at 11 a.m. and a Service of Remembrance and Celebration will follow at Bon Air United Methodist at 1 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Ginter Park United Methodist Memorial Fund.

Ralph C. & Helen Virginia (Tyree) Gentry had two (2) daughters:

9.1.            Mary Flagg Gentry, m 1st to Larry Pettey; m 2nd to James E. Jordan.
9.2.            Claire Gentry, m. to Robert H. Crostic

Mary Flagg Gentry

9.1.  Mary Flagg Gentry , daughter of Ralph C. & Helen Virginia (Tyree) Gentry, m 1st to Lawrence Richard Pettey , divorced.  Mary (Gentry) Pettey m 2nd to Mary (Tyree) Pettey  m 2nd to James “Jim” E. Jordan  [his 2nd wife].  Jim & Mary (Tyree) Jordan  had no issue.

James “Jim” E. Jordan had two (2) children by his 1st wife:

o         James Jordan Jr., m. Debbie (Unknown).  James & Debbie (Unknown) Jordan had three children:

§         Chris Jordan
Kristen Jordan
Kaitlyn Jordan

o         Lori Jordan, m. to Scott Robertson.  Scott & Lori ( Jordan ) Robertson had two (2) children:

§         Casey Robertson
Olivia Robertson

Lawrence Richard & Mary Flagg (Tyree) Pettey  had two (2) children: 

9.1.1.  Michelle  Pettey, b. 31 Dec 1963-64; m. to Dale Garland
9.1.2.  Troy Lamar Pettey , b. 17 Nov 1969; m 1st to Joanne Coleman ; m 2nd to Alice Bernice Parsons

Claire Gentry

9.2.  Clair Gentry, daughter of Ralph C. & Helen Virginia (Tyree) Gentry, m. to Robert H. Crostic.

Robert H. & Clair (Gentry) Crostic had two (2) children:

9.2.1.  Stuart C. “Carl” Crostic
9.2.2.  Anne Tyree Crostic, Unmarried.

Michelle Pettey

9.1.1.  Michelle Pettey, daughter of Lawrence Richard & Mary Flagg (Tyree) Pettey , m. to Dale Garland

Dale & Michelle (Pettey) Garland  had one child:  Ashley Garland

Troy Lamar Pettey

9.1.2.  Troy Lamar Pettey , son of Lawrence Richard & Mary Flagg (Tyree) Pettey , b. 17 Nov 1969, Richmond, VA; m 1st ca. 1992-1993, Chesterfield Co., VA to Joanne Coleman ; div. 1995, Chesterfield Co., VA.  No issue of this union.  Troy Lamar Pettey m 2nd 17 Dec 1997, Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA to Alice Bernice Parsons , daughter of Larry M. & Dorothy  (Stapleton) Parsons , b. 10 Aug 1975, Henrico Co., VA.

Alice Bernice Parsons  had by Edwin Carl Klebau , III  one child:

·         Andrew Ryan Klebau Parsons , b. 20 Jan 1996, Richmond , VA.  

Troy Lamar & Alice Bernice (Parsons)  Pettey two (2) children:   Cassandra "Cassie" Nichole Pettey , b. 26 Sept 1997, Richmond , VA.   Terrence Michael Pettey, b. 29 Apr 2002, Chesterfield Co., VA

[i] Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 11/9/2004 - 11/10/2004.