Local historian; journalist. Born September 15, 1921, Lawrence Co. Parents– John Harvey and Minnie Dale (Burch) Free. Married– H. Clifton Gentry, February 12, 1942. Children– Two. Resident of Hartford, Kentucky; for many years. Columnist, writer and editor of the Ohio County Times; columnist for the Ohio County Times-News. Researcher and collector of early countiana. Died August 1, 2012.
Files at Alabama Public Library Service; obituary.
Fort Hartford, Ohio County; Founded on Faith in the Future. Hartford, Ky: The Author, 1986.
Life and Legend of Lawrence County, Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Gentry, 1962.
Rough River Ripples. Hartford, Ky: The Author, 1992.