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Morgan Bentley and
Queen Isabella Isabel Fleming

L-R: Hayes, Susie, Queen Isabella Isabel, Bill and Clarence Fleming
Morgan Bentley and Queen Isabella Isabel Fleming
Morgan Bentley b 23 Mar 1896 Letcher Co KY d 19 Dec 1989 Letcher Co KY; m. 2 May 1920 Letcher Co KY to Queen Isabella Isabel Fleming b 23 Aug 1894 Pike Co KY d about 1962; d/o John Jefferson Jeff Fleming and Mary Frances Johnson. Children of Morgan Bentley and Queen Isabella Isabel Fleming;

1. Walker Hayes Bentley b 1921 d 1944 combat WWII; m. Octavia Stewart b 17 Apr 1921 d 1 Dec 2009 Pound VA; buried Seco Cemetery, Seco, KY; d/o Clinton Millard Stewart and Martha Jane Fleming. Octavia Stewart m. Lawrence Donnelly. Octavia Stewart m. Male Clouse.

2. Mayford Bentley b 1922 KY d as infant.

3. Clarence Bentley b abt 1924 KY; m. Mona Yonts

4. William Frederick Billie Bentley b abt 1926 KY; m. Rebecca Bailey

5. Susie Jane Bentley b 18 Apr 1927 d 28 Feb 2020; m. Ballard Bentley b 23 Oct 1926 Letcher Co KY d 2 Jan 2010 Whitesburg ARH, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; age 84; buried Haven of Rest Cemetery, Mayking, Letcher Co KY; s/o William Payne Bentley and Nancy Stewart.

6. Lloyd Herman Bentley b abt 1929 KY; m. (1) to Catherine Grant; m. (2) to Carolyn Bentley; m. (3) to Erna Stakes.

7. Paul Bentley b 1931 KY d as child.

8. Opal Bentley b abt 1934 KY

9. Carlos Hastel Bentley.


Obituary: Susie Jane Bentley
18 Apr 1927 - 28 Feb 2020

Susie Jane Bentley
18 Feb 1927 - 28 Feb 2020
Obituary of Susie Jane Bentley: NEON, KY- Susie Jane Bentley, 92, passed away Friday February 28, 2020 from her home. She was surrounded by her loving family. Susie was a homemaker, she loved that job, taking care of her family was very important to her. Susie was an avid reader, she also enjoyed sewing, gardening and canning. She attended church regularly until she was unable to do so.

Susie is preceded in death by her husband, Ballard Bentley; her parents, Morgan and Isabell (Fleming) Bentley; a daughter, Wilma Bentley; sisters, Maywood Bentley and Opal Bentley; brothers, Paul Bentley, Hayes Bentley, Clarence Bentley, Bill Bentley, Lloyd Bentley and Carlos Bentley.

Survivors include her daughter, Gail Fleming and husband Jerry-Tuscaloosa, AL; grandchild, Amelia Deel, Cindy Stewart, Shelly Fomby, Richard Caudill and Stephen Ray Fleming: several great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; her caregivers, Sally Toler. Nina Rose, Lori Collins and Valerie Taylor; and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn her passing and cherish her memory.


Obituary: Ballard Bentley
23 Oct 1926 - 2 Jan 2010

Ballard Bentley b 23 Oct 1926 Letcher Co KY d 2 Jan 2010, age 84; Whitesburg ARH, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. Susie Jane Bentley; d/o Morgan Bentley and Queen Isabella Fleming. Ballard Bentley rites are held. Ballard Bentley, 84, of Neon, died January 2, 2010 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.

Born in Letcher County, Kentucky, he was a son the late William Payne and Nancy Stewart Bentley, and the father of the late Wilma Ann Bentley.

Bentley was a retired coal miner and a member of the Neon Church of Christ.

He was a brother of the late Mary Fleming, Marie Burkes, Helen Potter, Jessie Bentley, Walter Bentley, Robert Bentley, Elish Bentley, William Payne Bentley Jr., Bill Bentley and Wilburn Bentley.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Susie Bentley; a daughter, Gail Fleming of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; two sisters, Millie Bentley and Bonnie Bentley, both of McRoberts; a sister-inlaw, Opal Bentley; five grandchildren, Amy Deal, Cindy Stewart, Steven Fleming, Shelly Fomby, and Rich Caudill; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held January 5, 2010 at the Neon Church of Christ. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery, Mayking, Letcher Co KY; findagrave memorial 142362244.


1930 Pike Co KY Census District 2 ED 9
165 167 Bentley Morgan Head M W 34 M 23 KY KY KY Laborer Coal mine
165 167 Bentley Isabell Wife F W 34 M 24 KY KY KY
165 167 Bentley Hayes Son M W 9 S KY KY KY
165 167 Bentley Clarance Son M W 6 S KY KY KY
165 167 Bentley William F Son M W 4 7/12 S KY KY KY
165 167 Bentley Susie J Daughter F W 2 11/12 S KY KY KY
165 167 Bentley Loyd Son M W 1 1/12 S KY KY KY


1940 Pike Co KY Census District 2 Virgie
173 Bentley Morgan Head M W 44 M KY Farmer
173 Bentley Isabell Wife F W 44 M KY
173 Bentley Hays son M W 19 S KY mill hand
173 Bentley Clarence son M W 16 S farm hand
173 Bentley William F son M W 14 S new worker
173 Bentley Susie daughter F W 12 S KY
173 Bentley Lloyd son M W 11 S KY
173 Bentley Opal daughter F W 6 S KY

174 Potter McKinley M W 42 M KY Farmer
174 Potter Dora Wife F W 37 M KY
174 Potter Lucy daughter F W 19 S KY
174 Potter Daniel Boone son M W 16 KY
174 Potter Can son M W 12 S KY
174 Potter Maxie daughter F W 10 S KY
174 Potter Junior son M W 8 S KY
174 Potter Virgil son M W 6 S KY
174 Potter Goldie daughter F W 3 S KY


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