James Burton Bentley
and Melvina Alice Rowe
James Burton Bentley b 16 Mar 1862 Jenkins KY d 20 Dec 1945 Pike Co KY s/o
Lafayette Bentley and Susan "Susie" Potter. James Burton Bentley m. 25 Oct 1888
Pike Co KY to Melvina Alice "Mellie" Rowe b 26 Sept 1873 d. 26 Jan 1944
Rockhouse KY, d/o
James S "Midget" Rowe and Elizabeth Adkins (Alternate maiden name of Elizabeth
Adkins is given as Breeding).
(Other source gives Melvina's birth date as 16 Mar 1862). Children of James
Burton Bentley and Melvina Alice "Mellie" Rowe;
Fayette Bentley (male) b 27 Sept 1889 d Sept 1968 m. 29 Jul 1909 to Belle
Lucretia Bentley b 14 Feb 1894 d 7 Apr 1941
of complications from gallbladder surgery. m. 31 Mar 1915 to Rev Willie Sanders.
Children of Lucretia Bentley and Rev Willie Sanders;
1. Victor Sanders
2. Verna Sanders
James Midget Bentley b 7 Jan 1896 d 1 May 1965 m. 22 Feb 1917 to Ella D Coleman
b 12 Jan 1893.
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bentley b 17 Dec 1899 d 16 Aug 1977 m. 12 Dec 1917 to John
D Bentley b 5 Jan 1901 d 16 Jul 1957 (alternate death date; 13 Jul 1959)
Pikeville, Pike Co KY, m. 15 Mar 1927 to Martha C Damron b 13 Jan 1909 Yeager
KY d 11 Feb 1987 Lamar CO. Children;
Belle Bentley b 24 Feb 1936 Pike Co KY d 18 May 1967 Lamar CO m. Elmer William
Hays b 13 Nov 1929 Ridot IL d 10 Mar 1994 Lamar CO.
Bentley m. Female Thornsberry
Bentley b 27 Sept 1903 d 13 Feb 1964 m. 1 Jan 1923 to Siddie Coleman b 27 Sept
1904 d 6 Sept 1992. Children of Johnnie Bentley and Siddie Coleman;
1. Beatrice Bentley
2. James E Bentley b 4
Oct 1925 Pike Co KY d 25 Jan 2009; occupation, retired coal miner, High
Point Coal Company; buried Annie E Young Cemetery, Pike Co KY; m. Etta Bernice Adkins (deceased).
Children of James E Bentley and Etta Bernice Adkins; I. Dallas E Bentley m.
Brenda Kaye Unknown. II.
Roy C Bentley m. Joyce A Unknown. III. Glenda Sue Bentley m. Milford Prater IV. Debbie Lynn Bentley
m. Kenneth Collins V. Rhonda Bentley m. Male Matney VI. Lois Bentley m.
Pinion VII. Pam Bentley m. Robert Coleman
James E. Bentley, 83, of Rockhouse, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at Pikeville
Medical Center. He was born in Pike County, Oct. 4, 1925, a son of the late
Johnnie and Siddie Coleman Bentley. He was retired from High Point Coal Company
and was a member of the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church. He was preceded in
death by his wife, Etta Bernice Adkins Bentley; five brothers, Foster Bentley,
Lester Bentley, Burton Bentley, Kenneth Bentley and Larry Bentley; and two
sisters, Mary Jones and Beatrice Wellman. He is survived by two sons, Dallas E.
Bentley of Salyersville and Roy C. Bentley of Shelbiana; five daughters, Glenda
Sue Prater of Jeffersontown, Debbie Lynn Collins, Rhonda Matney and Lois Pinion,
all of Rockhouse, Pam Coleman of Rolling Hills; one brother, Charles Bentley of
Rockhouse; one sister, Molly Pauline Colley of Norton, Va.; 15 grandchildren,
and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 28, in the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church with Jack Lucas, Teddy
Honaker, Jimmy Dale Sanders, Paul Coleman, Danny Belcher, Bradford Adkins and
others officiating. Burial will follow in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe
Road, Pikeville. Arrangements are under direction of Lucas & Son Funeral Home of
Pikeville. Visitation is at the church after 6 p.m. Monday, with special
services at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The guest book may be signed at
3. Lester Bentley
4. Foster Bentley
5. Burton Bentley
6. Mary Eveline Bentley
(deceased) m. Male Jones
7. Molly Pauline
Bentley m. Male Coleman; m. Joe Colley
8. Kenneth Ray Bentley
9. Larry Fon Bentley
10. Charles Raymond
11. Unknown Bentley
12. Unknown Bentley
BENTLEY, Johnnie b: Sep 27 1903 d: Feb 13 1964; s/o Burton and Mella
Bentley, md: Siddie COLEMAN; 12 children, 2 deceased, leaving, Beatrice
Wellman, James Bentley, Lester, Foster, Burton, Mary Eveline Jones, Molly
Pauline Coleman, Kenneth Ray Bentley, Larry Fon Bentley, Charles Raymon
Bentley, 3 brothers and 3 sisters, Jimmy, Midget, Fayette Bentley, Mrs. John
Coleman, Mrs. Freddie Coleman, Mrs. Edward Coleman. Member of the Old Regular
Bentley b 26 Apr 1905 d 15 May 1978 m. 8 Jun 1931 to Stella Damron.
Ell Bentley b 7 Apr 1908 d Apr 1947 m. 21 Apr 1932 to Easter Case. Children;
Randal Bentley and 6 more children. Child of Randal Bentley: Roger Bentley
Bentley (twin to Ona) b 11 Mar 1911 d 19 Mar 1995 m. Fred Coleman b 24 Feb
1911 d 16 May 1991.
Obituary Oma Bentley Coleman:
In loving memory of my Mother, Oma
Bentley Coleman, 84 years of age, of Robinson Creek, Kentucky, passed away
Sunday, March 19, 1995, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Oma was the
daughter of the late Burton and Mellie Rowe Bentley, she was the widow of Fred
Coleman, who preceded her in death, May 16, 1991. she was also preceded in
death by six brothers and three sisters, one being her Twin, Ona Bentley
Coleman of Dorton, Kentucky. Oma is survived by one daughter, Patsy Ruth
Coleman Hall and her husband Brother Glenn Hall. She is also survived by one
grand daughter, Glenda Lavonne and her husband Tom, and two great
grandchildren, Kristi and Keith Ison, all of Pikeville Kentucky. Mother joined
the Elizabeth Old Regular Baptist Church on June 11, 1977, and was baptized by
the hands of Brother Grover and Brother Hiram Adkins. Mother was very active
until six years ago, when she suffered a stroke, leaving her speech impaired.
Mother was blessed to speak a few words, the words most used was, "Thank you
Lord." Mother enjoyed having her brothers and sisters of the church and her
friends visit her, she would rejoice and praise the Lord. Mother's favorite
verse in the Bible was, "When I awake in his likeness I will be satisfied".
Mother endured her afflictions very patiently. Mother's last week in the
hospital, she sang and praised the Lord. We feel her suffering is over and she
is resting under the alter of God, where her speech will no more be affected,
but she will sing and praise God forever. We surely will miss her presence,
but feel our loss is Heaven's gain.
Written by her bereaved family.
Bentley (twin to Oma) b 11 Mar 1911 d 25 Nov 1994 m. Edward Coleman b 28 Jan
1909 d 23 Dec 1963.
Obituary Ona Bentley Coleman:
It is with our sweetest and most reassured memories
that we write this obituary of our beloved mother and grandmother, Ona Bentley
Coleman. She was more March 11, 1911, to the late Burton and Mellie Rowe
Bentley. She was the wide of Edward Coleman who preceded her in death on
December 23, 1963. To their union was born five children, Lois, Eugene, and
Phyllis who preceded her in death, Larry Edward Coleman and Cheryl Lynn
Bowling both live in Dorton, Kentucky. She also had three grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren whom she lived dearly. Mother was one of 10 children,
one of whom was her twin sister, Oma. Mother joined the Old Regular Baptist
Church on June 11, 1977, and was baptized at Rockhouse, Kentucky. She took her
membership to Elizabeth Church at Fords Branch, Kentucky. We feel she went
over home to paradise where joy and peace is forever.
Written by her children, Larry and Cheryl.
(No death date appeared in this obituary)
Linda Potter Whitt for
additions and corrections to this family.