James W. Bentley, 85, died September 19 at the Greg-Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard.
A son of the late James Wilson and Margie Tackett Bentley, he was the widower of Loretta ‘Ret’ Bentley, and the father of the late Edwin Ross Bentley.
He was a brother of the late Marie Miller, Beatrice Bentley, Arville Bentley and Junior Bentley, and was a member of the Elizabeth Old Regular Baptist Church at Millstone.
Surviving are five sons, J.C. Bentley of Pound, Va., Freddy Bentley of Millstone, Dan Bentley and Darrell Bentley, both of Norton, Va., and Allen Bentley of Amherst, Oh.; two daughters, Carolyn Jenkins of Pulaski, Va., and Annette Freeman of Wise, Va.; two brothers, Bill Bentley of Norton, Va., and Garland Bentley of Bristol, Va.; and two sisters, Mattie Diets of Dante, Va., and Mandy Price of Johnson City, Tenn.
Funeral services were held Sept. 22 at the Elizabeth Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in Uncle Chunk Craft Cemetery at Millstone.
Everidge Funeral Home of Whitesburg had charge of arrangements.