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Sara Frances Thompson Entrekin

(WOODLAND) A private funeral service for Sara Frances Thompson Entrekin, 85, of Woodland was at Benefield Funeral Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at 3 p.m. with Bro. David Daniel and Bro. Tony Morris officiating. Burial followed at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Graham.

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

A Bowdon, Ga., native, Mrs. Entrekin was born 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 a 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, Ga. In 1982, she bought the Pearle Vision Center franchise in Carrollton, Ga. Mrs. Entrekin also loved working with live and silk flowers. Lovingly known as Mama Sara or Miss Sara by many, her life was fully blessed. There have been lives touched by her generosity.

Survivors include her daughter, Gita Spratlin (Kenneth) of Woodland; son, Michael Entrekin (Amanda) of Bowdon; grandchildren, Joseph and Katie Entrekin and Timothy and Jessica Entrekin; and great-grandchild, William “Will” Entrekin. As the family grew, “Mama Sara” was blessed with a larger bonus family that includes bonus children, Rhonda and Barrett Lawler, Lynn Spratlin and Kyle Short, and Kay Johnson; bonus grandchildren, Joe and Sally Alcock, Wade and Lucy Spratlin, Benjamin, Dillan, Olivia and Mason Arrington, Candace Brown and Kevin Hull, Shondae Brown and Tiff West; bonus great-grandchildren, Waverly and Daphne Alcock, Andy and William Spratlin, and Jacob and Andrew Brown; and many nieces, nephews and their families. 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 Indian Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund at 1282 N. Hwy. 100, Bowdon, GA 30108 or Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Byron Lovvorn at 443 County Rd. 92, Graham, AL 36263. Online condolences may be expressed at

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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