Sara Entrekin

Obituary of Sara Thompson Entrekin

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Private funeral services for Sara Frances Thompson Entrekin, age 85, of Woodland were held at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Bro. David Daniel and Bro. Tony Morris officiating.  Burial followed at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Entrekin passed away suddenly Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Tanner-East Alabama Medical Center in Wedowee.

Survivors include: one daughter, Gita Spratlin (Kenneth) of Woodland; one son, Michael Entrekin (Amanda) of Bowdon; grandchildren, Joseph & Katie Entrekin and Timothy & Jessica Entrekin; and one great-grandchild, William “Will” Entrekin.  As the family grew, “Mama Sara” was blessed with a larger bonus family that includes: bonus children, Rhonda & Barrett Lawler, Lynn Spratlin & Kyle Short, and Kay Johnson; bonus grandchildren, Joe & Sally Alcock, Wade & Lucy Spratlin, Benjamin, Dillan, Olivia & Mason Arrington, Candace Brown & Kevin Hull, Shondae Brown, and Tiff West; bonus great-grandchildren, Waverly & Daphne Alcock, Andy & William Spratlin, and Jacob & Andrew Brown; and many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Lovingly known as Mama Sara or Miss Sara by many, her life was fully blessed.  There have been lives touched by her generosity.

A Bowdon native, Mrs. Entrekin was born on April 21, 1936, the daughter of the late Arlin and Frances Sears Thompson.  She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, a military wife, and devoted mother.  She was a devoted Christian who loved serving her Lord and teaching others about Him.  Mrs. Entrekin began her career in the optical field in 1971 in Augusta, Georgia.  In 1982, she bought the Pearle Vision Center franchise in Carrollton, Georgia.  Mrs. Entrekin also loved working with live and silk flowers.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by William “Bill” Entrekin, the father of their children; her first grandson, Jonathan David West; and siblings, Eunice Robinson, Lillian Bohannon, Ridley Thompson, Robert Thompson, Arlin “Junior,” and Lloyd Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made in her memory to the Indian Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund at 1282 N. Hwy 100, Bowdon, Georgia 30108, or the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Byron Lovvorn at 443 County Road 92, Graham, AL 36263.

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1936 - 2022

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