Atha Dora Bentley Caudill died July 8 at her home in Whitesburg. She was 97 years old.
Born at Letitia, she was a daughter of the late Otho and Sadie Collier Bentley. She was the widow of Judge James M. Caudill.
Funeral services were held July 10 at the First Baptist Church of Whitesburg. Burial was in the Caudill Plot at the Sandlick Cemetery.
Mrs. Caudill was a retired U.S. postal worker, the senior member of the First Baptist Church of Whitesburg, and a member of the Whitesburg Woman’s Club. She was a former president of the Fleming-Neon Band Boosters, and a former member of the Kentucky Democratic Executive Committee.
Surviving are three children, Pauline Ritter Combs, James M. Caudill Jr., and Anna C. Craft, all of Whitesburg; grandchildren, Susanne Ritter Baker, Barry V. Caudill, Rory Caudill, Jason Scott Kincer, Aaron Clay Kincer, and Emily Anne Kincer; greatgrandchildren, Christopher Baker, Sara Baker, James M. Caudill IV, Tina Caudill, Rodney Wayne Caudill, Brandee Hall, and Leslie Caudill; great-greatgrandchildren, Paige Caudill, James Dylan Caudill, Kyle Wayne Caudill, and Zachary Hall; brothers, Joe Bentley, D.V. Bentley, John Vent Bentley, James Bentley, Freddie Bentley, and Jerry Bentley; sisters, Lettie Totten, Lake Pass, and Anna Sue Tucker; and caregivers, Emily Anderson, Patricia Baker, and Martha Coots.
Mrs. Caudill was the grandmother of the late James M. Caudill III, and a sister of the late Willie Bentley, Otho Bentley Jr., Can Bentley, Stella Salyers, Nettie Taylor, Laura Stallard, Mary Bentley, Sabrina Blair, Opal Bentley, Cora Mullins, and Wilma Benge.
Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.