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Otho Bentley
and Sadie Collier

Consolidated Coal Company Boarding House, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; Managed by Otho Bentley and Sadie (Collier) Bentley - (Source of Photos and info)
L-R - Willie - Nettie - Laura Jane - Atha and Stella Bentley
L-R: Willie, Nettie, Laura Jane, Atha and Stella Bentley
L-R: Willie Taylor, Nettie Bentley Taylor, Otho Bentley Sr, Stella Bentley Salyer and Oscar Salyer
Bentley Family at Otho Bentley Sr's Funeral 1965 - L-R Back: Wilma, Cora, Lake, Sabrina, Lettie, Laura Jane, Atha, Nettie, Willie and Stella Bentley. L-R Front: Jerry, Fred, Can, Jimmy, Laura Belle (Bentley), Nancy Alice (Hall), Otho Jr, John Vint, Anna Sue, Daniel D.V., and Joe Bentley
L-R Front: Cora, Anna Sue, Joe and Can Bentley. L-R Back: John Vint, Fred, DV and Jerry Bentley - 1997 Funeral of Sabrina Bentley Blair
L-R Back: Joe, John Vint and Can Bentley. L-R Front: Sabrina, Wilma, Anna Sue, Lake and Daniel DV Bentley at a Reunion at the Home of Wilma Bentley in Indiana
Opal Bentley
Alma & Joe Bentley
Joe, Kris & Alma Bentley
Otho Bentley
Sadie Collier
L-R: Stella, Willie D, Nettie, Laura and Atha Bentley
L-R: Nettie, Otho Sr, Nancy Alice (Hall), Stella and Willie Bentley at Hiram Holcomb Funeral - 1952
Otho Bentley b 23 Nov 1884 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY d 25 Oct 1965 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; 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. to (2) 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. to (2) 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 and Nancy Alice Hall
Otho Bentley Sr and Sons
L-R Back: Willie D, Daniel D.V., John Vent, and Otho Bentley Jr. L-R Front: Fred, Jimmy, Otho Sr, Can Morgan and Jerry Bentley
John Vent and Anna Sue Bentley
Otho Bentley b 23 Nov 1884 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY d 25 Oct 1965 Letcher Co KY; s/o John Martin Bentley and Malinda Addington. Otho Bentley m. to (2) Nancy Alice Hall b 5 Mar 1899 d 1975 Letcher Co KY; d/o Joseph Leonard Hall and Leathia Lettie Craft. Children of Otho Bentley and Nancy Alice Hall;

1. Lettie Bentley b 13 Jan 1916 Letcher Co KY; m. to (1) Woodrow Smith. Lettie Bentley m. to (2) Dr Can Bentley. Lettie Bentley m. to (3) 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 in 2008.

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. Children of Asbury Berry Pass and Lake Erie Bentley;

I. James Pass

II. Julia Pass; m. Male Robinson

III. Rebecca Pass; m. Male Hughes

IV. Bob Pass

4. Opal Bentley b 8 Dec 1921 Letcher Co KY d 1935 Fayette Co KY.

5. Cora Bentley b 12 Jan 1924 Letcher Co KY; m. James Denton Mullins; s/o James Mullins and Cora Emmazetta Wright.

6. Wilma Bentley b 12 June 1926 Letcher Co KY d IN; m. (1) Jimmy Cole. Wilma Bentley m. to (2) Joseph Joe Benge. Wilma Bentley's Obituary.

7. James "Joe" Bentley b 22 Aug 1928 Letcher Co KY; m. Alma Eva Henrikson b about 1924 Gardner, Massachusetts; d/o Walter E Henrikson and Flora M LeBlanc. Thanks to their son, Kris Bentley, for additions to this family in 2008.

8. Daniel Van DV Bentley b 10 Nov 1930 Letcher Co KY d 20 Nov 2014; m. 1 Jul 1950 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY to Mary E McElroy b 15 Apr 1935 Blackey, Letcher Co KY d 4 Feb 2014 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; d/o James Wood McElroy and Verda Ethel Mullins. Child of Daniel Van DV Bentley and Mary E McElroy; i. Opal Yvonne Bentley b 10 Jun 1951 d 24 Sept 1965; age 14 years; of complications following surgery for a tonsillectomy; buried Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine, Letcher Co KY.

9. Anna Sue Bentley b 17 Jan 1932 Letcher Co KY; m. to (1) Roy "Kayro" Bentley. Anna Sue Bentley m. to (2) 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 (twin) b 30 Jul 1939 Letcher Co KY; m. Ernestine Hall.

13. James Martin Jimmy Bentley (twin) 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.
John Vent Bentley
James Martin Jimmy Bentley (twin)
Can Monroe Bentley (twin)

Obituary: Lake Bentley Pass
21 Dec 1919 - 8 Jun 2008

Lake Erie Bentley Pass



Obituary - Lake Bentley Pass: Funeral services for Lake Bentley Pass, 88, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday), June 11, 2008 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial will be in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens at Powell Valley, Va. A daughter of the late Otho and Nancy Hall Bentley, she was born at Millstone, KY. She died June 8, 2008 at Shady Lawn Nursing Center in Cadiz, KY.

Mrs. Pass was a member of the Church of Christ in LaFollette, Tenn. She was a retired nurse and was the mother of the late James Pass. She was a sister of the late Willie Bentley, Otho Bentley, Can Bentley, Stella Salyers, Mary Bentley, Nattie Taylor, Laura Stallard, Atha Caudill, Wilma Benge, Cora Mullins, Opal Bentley, and Sabrina Blair.

She is survived by two daughters, Julia Robinson, Jacksboro, Tenn., and Rebecca Hughes, Cadiz, KY; a son, Bob Pass, Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Lettie Totten, Freeburn, KY, and Anna Sue Tucker, Millstone, KY; six brothers, D.V. Bentley, Joe Bentley, and Jerry Bentley, all of Millstone, KY; John Vent Bentley and Jimmy Bentley, both of Cleveland, Ohio; and Freddy Bentley, Dayton, Ohio; nine grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 11, 2008

Thanks To:

Thanks to Karen Mullins (karenchat@aol.com) 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.

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