Christine H. Fentress, 85, passed away on January 8, 2013 in Newport News. Born July 3, 1927 in Belvoir, NC, she was the daughter of the late John V. and Alice Lee Clark Harrell. Mrs. Fentress was a medical librarian for St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL and enjoyed playing the piano and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Thomas J. Fentress; two daughters, Cheryl Abrams and her husband, Irvin of Virginia Beach and Diane Matheson and her husband, Bill of Newport News; two sons, Tommy Fentress of Virginia Beach, and Michael Fentress and his wife, Helen Mary of Guam; six grandchildren, Beth Abrams Callaghan and her husband, William, Dawn Abrams Caldow and her husband, Sam, David Abrams, Jason Fentress, Logan Fentress, and Hunter Fentress; five great-grandchildren, Kirsten, Taylor, Christian, Carson, and Elle; and two sisters, Louise Briley and her husband, Ray of Washington, NC, and Jean Spence of Virginia Beach.
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