and Sadie Collier
Otho Bentley b 23 Nov 1884 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY d Saturday, 23 Oct 1965 Letcher Co KY at home; buried Uncle Chunk Craft Cemetery, Millstone, Letcher Co KY; s/o John Martin Bentley and Malinda Addington. Otho Bentley m. 1903 Letcher Co KY to Sadie Collier b 10 Aug 1885 Baker, Letcher Co KY d 3 Feb 1915 Letcher Co KY at age 30 years; induced into labor after having been kicked by the cow she was milking; buried Millstone, Letcher Co KY; d/o Rev Willis K Collier and Mary Ellen Adams. Otho and Sadie lived in Jenkins, Letcher Co KY and managed the boarding house there for Consolidated Coal Company. Sadie did the cooking, cleaning and laundry. Otho had first one team of horses and later, a second team and carried in most of the lumber that was used to build many of the houses in the coal camps.
Otho Bentley m. (2) to Nancy Alice Hall b 5 Mar 1899 d 1975 Letcher Co KY; d/o Joseph Leonard Hall and Leathia Lettie Craft. Otho Bentley, Sadie Collier and Nancy Alice Hall are buried Millstone, Letcher Co KY. Children of Otho Bentley and Sadie Collier;
1. Stella Elizabeth Bentley b 4 Jan 1904 Letcher Co KY; m. (1) to Glenn Walter Greene. Child of Glenn Walter Greene and Stella Elizabeth Bentley;
I. Wayne Lee Green b 22 Sept 1935 d 8 May 2008 Sharonville, OH
Stella Elizabeth Bentley; m. (2) to Oscar Salyers.
2. Willie D Bentley b 3 Mar 1906 Letcher Co KY d 1977 buried Green Acres
Cemetery, Ermine, Letcher Co KY; m. Edna Mae Bentley b 1909 d 3 Mar 2008, age 99 years,
buried Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine, Letcher Co KY; d/o Sherman Bentley and Ada
Sergent. Submitted by Kara Doepker 10 Mar 2008. Our deepest condolences to this family for the loss of this loved one.
3. Nettie Bentley b 27 Dec 1907 Lewis Co KY d 22 May 1977 Highland Co OH; m. 15 Apr 1925 to (1) Hiram Wesley Holcomb Jr b 2 May 1905 d 8 Jul 1952 Letcher Co KY; s/o Prince Edward Holcomb (Halcomb) and Cora Phynetta Holbrook. Nettie Bentley m. (2) to Willie Taylor.
4. Atha Dora Bentley b 23 Jan 1910 Letitia, KY d 8 Jul 2007 Whitesburg, Letcher
Co KY; buried Sandlick Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. Oct 1926 to James M. Caudill (Judge) b 9 Dec 1906 d Feb 1993; s/o Marion Caudill and Louanna Isaacs.
5. Laura Jane Bentley b 19 Jan 1912 Letcher Co KY d 10 Dec 1985 Florida; m. John Stallard.
6. Mae Bentley b 30 Jul 1914 Letcher Co KY d 30 Jul 1914 (stillborn).
7. Mary Bentley b 1915 Letcher Co KY d several months after her birth in 1915; buried Chunk Craft Cemetery, Letcher Co KY. Her mother, Sadie,
died in childbirth with Mary after having labor induced when Sadie was kicked by a cow she was milking. Sadie died a few days after the accident and Mary followed her mother in death several months later.
Otho Bentley and
Nancy Alice Hall
Otho Bentley b 23 Nov 1884 in Jenkins, Letcher Co KY d Saturday, 23 Oct 1965 at home, Millstone, Letcher Co KY; buried Uncle Chunk Craft Cemetery, Millstone, Letcher Co KY; s/o John Martin Bentley and Malinda Addington. Otho Bentley m. (2) to Nancy Alice Hall b 5 Mar 1899 d in 1975 in Letcher Co KY; d/o Joseph Leonard Hall and Leathia Lettie Craft. Children of Otho Bentley and Nancy Alice Hall;
Otho Bentley and Nancy Hall
1. Lettie Bentley b 13 Jan 1916 Letcher Co KY; m. (1) to Woodrow Smith; m. (2) to Dr Can Bentley; m. (3) to Male Totten.
2. Sabrina Bentley b 13 Feb 1918 Letcher Co KY d 30 Apr 1997; m. Curwood Blair d 5 Sept 1998. Thanks to Glenda Cantrell (or Catrell) for submitting this family information.
3. Lake Erie Bentley b 21 Dec 1919 Letcher Co KY d 8 Jun 2008 Shady Lawn Nursing Center, Cadiz, KY; m. 21 Oct 1937 to Asbury Berry Pass.
4. Opal Bentley b 8 Dec 1921 Letcher Co KY d 1935 Fayette Co KY.
5. Cora Bentley b 12 Jan 1924 Millstone, Letcher Co KY d 20 May 2001 OH; m. James D Mullins; s/o James Mullins and Cora Emmazetta Wright. Children of James D Mullins and Cora Bentley;
i. Linda Kay Mullins d 2000; m. Male King
ii. Margaret A Mullins
iii. Karen E Mullins
iv. Donna J Mullins
v. Joe Mullins
vi. Jesse J Mullins; m. Debbie Unknown.
vii. David W Mullins; m. Debora Unknown.
CORA B. MULLINS, age 77 of Dayton, Ohio died Sunday evening, May 20, 2001 at Kettering Hospital in Kettering, Ohio after an extended illness. Born on January 12, 1924 in Millstone, Ky. the daughter of the late Otho & Nancy A. (Hall) Bentley. Preceded in death by Daughter: Linda Kay King in 2000; Granddaughter: Diane Kay King in 1990 Brothers & Sisters: Mary Bentley; Opal Bentley; Nettie Halcomb; Stella Salyers; Otho Bentley, Jr. Willie Bentley; Laura Stallard; Wilma Benge and Sabrina Blair. Survivors: Husband of 58 years: James D. Mullins; Daughters & Sons-in-law: Margaret A. & David Schenck, Arcanum, OH, Karen E. Mullins, Lewisburg, Ohio; Donna J. & Gary Dursch, Farmersville, OH; Sons & Daughters-in-law: Jesse J. & Debbie Mullins, Germantown, OH, David W. & Debora Mullins, Englewood, OH. Sisters: Atha Caudill, Whitesburg, KY.; Lettie Totton, Freeburn, KY.; Lake Pass, Cadiz, KY; Sue Tucker, Millstone, KY.; Brothers: DV, Joe and Jerry Bentley, Millstone, KY. John Vent, Can and Jimmy Bentley, Cleveland, OH. and Fred Bentley, Vandalia, OH. 11 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2001 - 11:00 A.M. at Barnes Funeral Home - 411 North Commerce St. - Lewisburg, Ohio with Glen Murphy, Jr. officiating. Interment will be held in Roselawn Cemetery in Lewisburg. Family will receive friends on Wednesday May 23, 2001 from 4 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home.
6. Wilma Bentley b 12 June 1926 Letcher Co KY d IN; m. (1) to Jimmy Cole; m. (2) to Joe Benge. Thank you to Donna Bentley Pitts for adding
Wilma Bentley's Obituary.
7. James "Joe" Bentley b 22 Aug 1928 Letcher Co KY; m. Alma Eva Henrikson b 24 Feb 1924 Gardner, Massachusetts d Monday, 20 Feb 1995; age 70 years, 11 months and 26 days of age; d/o Walter E Henrikson and Flora M LeBlanc. Thanks to their son, Kris Bentley, for additions to this family. James Joe Bentley m. (2) to Doris Unknown.
8. Daniel Van DV Bentley b 10 Nov 1930 Letcher Co KY; m. Mary E McElroy.
9. Anna Sue Bentley b 17 Jan 1932 Letcher Co KY; m. (1) to Roy "Kayro" Bentley; m. (2) to Ray Tucker.
10. John Vent Bentley b 15 Nov 1934 Letcher Co KY; m. Shirley Stallard.
11. Otho Bentley Jr b 25 May 1937 Letcher Co KY d 11 Apr 1969 Japan; m. Millie Bentley.
12. Can Monroe Bentley b 30 Jul 1939 Letcher Co KY d 13 Feb 2004; buried Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, KY; m. Ernestine Hall.
13. James Martin Jimmy Bentley b 30 Jul 1939 Letcher Co KY; m. Judith Smith.
14. Freddie Bentley b 12 Jul 1941 Letcher Co KY; m. Grace Burrows.
15. Jerry Bentley b 28 May 1943 Letcher Co KY; m. Rose Carole Baker.
CORA B. MULLINS, age 77 of Dayton, Ohio died Sunday evening, May 20, 2001 at Kettering Hospital in Kettering, Ohio after an extended illness. Born on January 12, 1924 in Millstone, Ky. the daughter of the late Otho & Nancy A. (Hall) Bentley. Preceded in death by Daughter: Linda Kay King in 2000; Granddaughter: Diane Kay King in 1990 Brothers & Sisters: Mary Bentley; Opal Bentley; Nettie Halcomb; Stella Salyers; Otho Bentley, Jr. Willie Bentley; Laura Stallard; Wilma Benge and Sabrina Blair.
Survivors: Husband of 58 years: James D. Mullins; Daughters & Sons-in-law: Margaret A. & David Schenck, Arcanum, OH, Karen E. Mullins, Lewisburg, Ohio; Donna J. & Gary Dursch, Farmersville, OH; Sons & Daughters-in-law: Jesse J. & Debbie Mullins, Germantown, OH, David W. & Debora Mullins, Englewood, OH. Sisters: Atha Caudill, Whitesburg, KY.; Lettie Totton, Freeburn, KY.; Lake Pass, Cadiz, KY; Sue Tucker, Millstone, KY.; Brothers: DV, Joe and Jerry Bentley, Millstone, KY. John Vent, Can and Jimmy Bentley, Cleveland, OH. and Fred Bentley, Vandalia, OH. 11 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2001 - 11:00 A.M. at Barnes Funeral Home - 411 North Commerce St. - Lewisburg, Ohio with Glen Murphy, Jr. officiating. Interment will be held in Roselawn Cemetery in Lewisburg. Family will receive friends on Wednesday May 23, 2001 from 4 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home.
Thanks to Karen Mullins (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information and many of the wonderful photos on this page and others on this site. Visit Karen's Southeast Kentucky Family Blog. Thanks also to Donna Bentley Pitts, Kris Bentley, Kara Doepker and Glenda Catrell for additional information for this family.
Obituary of Otho Bentley
Mt Eagle, Whitesburg, KY, 28 Oct, 1965
Otho Bentley, 81, dies at Millstone (Letcher Co KY). Funeral services for Otho Bentley, 81, of Millstone, were held at the Elizabeth Regular Baptist Church, Millstone, Tuesday. Elders Orville Tackett, Lawson Hall and Felix Sexton officiated. Burial was in teh Uncle Chunk Craft cemetery at Millstone (Letcher Co KY). Mr. Bentley died at his residence Saturday after a long illness. He was a retired miner. He was a son of the late Martin and Malinda Addington Bentley. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nancy Alice Hall Bentley; nine sons, Willie D Bentley, Joe Bentley, D. V. Bentley, John Ben Bentley and Jerry Wayne Bentley, all of Millstone; Otho Bentley Jr., Virginia, Jimmie Bentley and Can Bentley, both of Ohio, and Freddie Bentley, Jenkins; ten daughters, Mrs. Atha Caudill and Mrs. Anna Sue Bentley, both of Neon; Mrs. Stella Saylers, Mrs. Nettie Taylor, and Mrs. Cora Mullins, all of Ohio. Mrs. Laura Jane Stallard, Florida, Mrs. Lettie Bentley, Freeburn; Mrs. Sabrina Blair, Michigan; Mrs. Wilma Cale, Indiana, and Mrs. Lake Pass, Millstone; and a sister, Mrs. Laura Bentley, Greenup County. Moore and Craft Funeral Home had charge of funeral arrangements.
Written by Mabel Kiser
About the Death of Otho Bentley
Paragraph 4 under the article listed as "Jobless Fathers Build Road to Millstone Community Center". Millstone citizens brieved this week over the death of Otho Bentley, 81, who died Saturday at his home after a long illness. He was one of 11 children and has one living sister. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Alice Nan Hall Bentley, a sister to Basil Hall of Whitesburg; 19 children and more than 200 grandchildren, great-grand-children and great-great-grand-children. Uncle Otho and his wife loved company. Their home was the gathering place for the neighborhood youth, and in later years, after most of the children were gone, it became a gathering place for friends of their own age. A table of good food was always set, and Mr. Bentley felt offended if friends did not eat with him. This large family was not only well to do financially but was also rich in goodness and in friends.
Mountain Eagle, Thursday, October 22, 1964 Page 5
Bentley Family is Large and Loyal Letcher Clan
By ? Kiser
A family bound together by family ties is an asset to Letcher county. Millstone is to have such a family in that of the Otho Bentleys. Otho, now head of a large family of Bentleys. Malinda Eddington ? Of this family only ? are still living.
This Photo Accompanied an Article on 22 Oct 1964 in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper With Photo Labeled Right to Left: Four generations of the Bentley family, Mrs. Otho Bentley (right) her daughter, Mrs. Lettie Bentley, Freeburn; Lettie's daughter, Mrs. Nannetta Smith, and Mrs. Smith's daughter, Billie Jo Penson.
Mrs. Jane Baker, Millstone, who is very ill in the Whitesburg hospital: Mrs. Laura Bentley, of South Shore Ky., and Mr Bentley. Otho's firs wife was Sadie Collier, daughter of the late Willis And Mary Adams Collier. Mary was a sister of the late B E Adams, father of the late G Bennett Adams. Otho and Sadie had six children, five still living. They are Mrs Stella Salyers of Cincinnati, Stella first married Glenn Green, who died several years ago.
Then she married Oscar Salyers. Willie W. D. Bentley, who married Edna Bentley, daughter of Sherman Bentley and granddaughter of the late Uncle Riley Bentley. They live on Millstone. Laura married John Stallard, grandson of the late Aunt Sillar Hall. The Stallards now live in Florida. Atha married James Caudill, the present county judge of Letcher County, Nettie first married Wesley Halcomb, who died many years ago, and then she married Willie Taylor.
The Taylors now live in Winchester, Ohio. After the death of his first wife, Otho married Nancy Alice Hall, daughter of Elder Joe and Lettie Craft Hall. Lettie was the daughter of Uncle Chunk and Polly Ann Caudill Craft. They had 15 children. Lettie married Dr Can Bentley, and lives at Freeburn, Ky.; Sabrina married Curwood Blair, and they live in Detroit; Lake married Elder C. B. Berry Pass, and they live at Millstone; Opal Bentley died in her early teens; Coral married J. D. Mullins, and they live in Dayton, Ohio; Wilma married Jimmy Cole, and they live in Charlestown, Indiana.
Joe Bentley married Alma from Massachusetts; D. V. married Mary Evelyn McElroy, and they live on Millstone; John Vent married Shirley Stallard and they live on Millstone; Anna Sue married Roy Karo Bentley, and they live at Neon; Otho Jr., married Millie Bentley. He is in the Navy and is stationed at Norfolk, Va.; Can and Jimmy Bentley are the twins. Can married Ernestine Hall and they live in Cleveland; Jimmy is unmarried, is in the army and is stationed in Germany; Freddy married Gracie Burrows and they live with and will care for his parents until Jimmy returns from Germany; Jerry, the youngest is in the Army at Fort Benning, Ga.
With the exception of a year or so the Bentleys have always lived on Millstone. For a short while they lived above Hemphill, and then moved back to Millstone. They owned the home above the Elizabeth Church now owned by Elder Lawson Hall. They moved into their present home some 20 years ago.
This large family, scattered in many places, still has strong ties with each other and with the parents on Millstone. The family consists of 19 living children, 142 grandchildren, a total of 171 living descendants. They are fine folk, those that I know, and I know most of them.
Mrs. Bentley is one of the finest cooks I know, and they almost never eat alone - there is always lots of company.
The Otho Bentleys are deacon and deaconess in the Regular Baptist Church, and they are faithful to attend church, even in the later years when their health is failing. And they have always fed hundreds of visitors to the church. Mr. Bentley is a diabetic and Mrs. Bentley is not as robust as one she was. But the latch is always on the outside, and everyone is welcome in this home and everyone enjoys visiting there.