and Sadie Collier
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.
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 m. (2) to Nancy Alice Hall b
5 Mar 1899 d 1975 Letcher Co KY; d/o
Joseph Leonard Hall and Leathia
Otho Bentley, Sadie Collier and Nancy Alice Hall are buried Millstone, Letcher Co KY.
(See Photo Gallery). 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
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
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
Caudill and Louanna Isaacs.
5. Laura Jane Bentley b 19 Jan 1912 Letcher Co KY d 10 Dec 1985 Florida m.
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 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
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 Alice Hall
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
Lake Erie Bentley Pass
John Vent Bentley
James "Jimmy' Bentley
Can Monroe Bentley
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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
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
11. Opal Bentley b 8 Dec 1921 Letcher Co KY d 1935 Fayette Co KY.
12. Cora Bentley b 12 Jan 1924 Letcher Co KY; m. James D Mullins; s/o
James Mullins and Cora
13. 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
14. 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
15. Daniel Van "DV" Bentley b 10 Nov 1930 Letcher Co KY; m. Mary E McElroy.
16. Anna Sue Bentley b 17 Jan 1932 Letcher Co KY; m. (1) to Roy "Kayro" Bentley;
m. (2) to Ray Tucker.
17. John Vent Bentley b 15 Nov 1934 Letcher Co KY; m. Shirley Stallard.
18. Otho Bentley Jr b 25 May 1937 Letcher Co KY d 11 Apr 1969 Japan;
m. Millie Bentley.
19. Can Monroe Bentley b 30 Jul 1939 Letcher Co KY; m. Ernestine Hall.
20. James Martin "Jimmy" Bentley b 30 Jul 1939 Letcher Co KY; m. Judith Smith.
21. Freddie Bentley b 12 Jul 1941 Letcher Co KY; m. Grace Burrows.
22. Jerry Bentley b 28 May 1943 Letcher Co KY; m. Rose Carole Baker.
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.