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GAYHART KENT

September 26, 1914 June 25, 2014
GAYHART KENT
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Gayhart Kent was born at home on September 26, 1914 in Huntingtown, Maryland, to
Daniel Kent and Augusta Brooks Kent. At birth he was named Daniel Webster
Gayhart Kent, but later shortened his name to just Gayhart. He peacefully departed
this life on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at his family home in Huntingtown, about two
hundred yards from where he was born.

Gayhart began his education in a one room school house in Huntingtown and
completed it at Frederick Douglas High School in Baltimore, Maryland. He was a
lifelong member of Young's United Methodist Church and attended Patuxent Church
when Young's changed to limited service. He was a trustee at Young's and continued
to give financial support to both churches even when he was unable to attend.

In November of 1953 he was united in holy matrimony to Viola Blanche Kent, which
led to 60 years of marriage. Their combined family consisted of six children.

Gayhart worked his whole life on the land where he was born. After receiving 40 acres
of land from his father he was able to purchase an additional 125 acres to increase
the size of his farm. He worked very hard on the farm even building the barns himself.
He joined the laborers local union in the late 1940's to supplement the farm income.
Although he retired in 1990 from local 657 he was honored in 2011 for sustaining his
membership for 50 consecutive years.

He was preceded in death by his parents Daniel Kent and Augusta Brooks Kent;
Sisters Carlotta Carter, Madore Carroll, and Gretchen Gross, Brothers; Phillip
Hammond, Thomas Pinkney, Maurice Kent, and one adopted brother Elasker Ennis.

He leaves to cherish his memory his sister; Carrie Bertha Jones (Clyde), Daughters-Myrtle
Harvey, Gayle Reid (Vaughn), Sons - Howard Kent (Cheryl), Michael Kent and
Gary Kent and stepson; Clifton "Billy" Russell (Denise), Grandchildren - Dianne,
David, Dellarease, Denise (Robert), Debra, Darlicia, Detoria (Garland) Dovena, Dakota,
Greg (Kesa), Douglas, Vaughn Jr.(Laichelle), Jeanine (Randy), Dytalis (David), Dichina,
Shadawn (Sean), Kendall and Camden; 32 Great-grandchildren; Sister-in-law Louise
Russell. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

As the oldest surviving member of our family and a lover of history, Gayhart was able
to share facts about our family that we can carry on from generation to generation. He
obtained the family history from his grandfather Benjamin who was born in 1839. He
had a wonderful memory and in 2010 placed a marker on his grandparents grave so
that spot would not be lost. He was an avid reader, reading three newspapers a day
when he was at his peak, in order to get all of the news especially about baseball. He
also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and collecting coins both historical and international.
We thank God for blessing us by making him a part of our lives. God took him home,
it was his will, but in our hearts he liveth still.

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Visitation

Tuesday

1

Jul

10:00 AM 7/1/2014 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/1/2014 11:00:00 AM
Mt. Olive UM Church

10 Fairground Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Mt. Olive UM Church
10 Fairground Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Service

Tuesday

1

Jul

11:00 AM 7/1/2014 11:00:00 AM
Mt. Olive UM Church

10 Fairground Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Mt. Olive UM Church
10 Fairground Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Tuesday

1

Jul

1:00 PM 7/1/2014 1:00:00 PM
Young's Cemetery

4230 Hunting Creek Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Young's Cemetery
4230 Hunting Creek Road Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States
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