Lew & Anita Hall Owner & Funeral Director
Lew Hall, owner of Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes, is a graduate of the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science. Lew has been married to his wife Anita since 1980. Their son, Trey, lives in Lakeland, FL and son Todd, resides in Louisville, KY.
Before returning to the funeral business in 2001, Lew was in the insurance and real estate business for twenty years. Lew is a Past President for the Florida Funeral Director's Association and currently serves on the Board of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services for the State of Florida.
Trey Hall Funeral Director
Trey Hall began working for his father at Gentry Morrison Funeral Homes in April of 2001. He is a lifelong resident of Polk County, having graduated from Bartow High School and St. Petersburg College. He is a third generation funeral director and currently serves as the Immediate Past President of the Florida Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association.
Trey and his wife Lauren have two children, Shelby and Lane.
Don Bellar Funeral Director
Don Bellar joined Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes in August of 2002 as a funeral director. He graduated from Miami-Dade Community College of Mortuary Science in 1984 and became a licensed funeral director in 1985.
After several years of funeral directing experience in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Don moved to Lakeland in 1990 to manage Lakeland Funeral Home for 10 years before joining the Gentry-Morrison staff.
He resides in Lakeland with his wife Lorrie and their three children, Jordan, Mason and Blake. The Bellars are very active in the Lakeland community.
Dana Rice Funeral Director
Dana Rice joined Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home in December 2017 as a Licensed Funeral Director. Graduating from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science, Atlanta, Georgia in 2008.
He has faithfully served families in Lake and Sumter County for 8 years. After recovering from an illness, Dana transferred to Lakeland to be able to serve the families in Polk County.
Dana and his wife Karla were married in 1983 and now reside in Sumterville, Florida. They have 2 children, son, Gary who is a Lake County Paramedic, and daughter, Katie, a Phlebotomist in Austin, Texas.
Vera Hall Administrative Assistant
Vera Hall began working for her son, Lew Hall Jr., at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes in February of 2009. Vera and her late husband, Lew Hall, Sr., attended Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma.She served as administrative assistant to the District Superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene and later as administrative assistant to the Senior Pastor at the Highland Park Church of the Nazarene, both in Lakeland.
Paige Hernandez joined Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes in the Fall of 2018. She is an 8th generation Floridian and lifelong resident of Lakeland. Paige graduated from Kathleen High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida, where she also studied forensics and criminology. She is currently pursuing an education in Mortuary Science at St. Petersburg College.
Paige has been married to her high school sweetheart, Martin, since 2012, and they have one daughter, Anslee.