Clenith Bentley, age 94, of Taylorsville, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at his home. He was born December 26, 1928 in Alexander County, the son of the late Lonnie M. Bentley and Ocie Kerley Bentley.
He retired from the Box Factory in Taylorsville and was a farmer. He was a faithful member of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and especially ground hog hunting.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by: a sister, Betty Looper and husband, James; two brothers, Ned Bentley and wife, Peggy, Max Bentley, and two infant brothers.
Those left to cherish and honor his memory include: his wife of 70 years, Wilma Marshall Bentley of the home; his daughters, Margaret Childers (Reece), Marsha White (Bill); his son, Alan Bentley (Sandy); his grandchildren, Sharon Roseman (Eric), Travis Bentley, Emily Vick (Jason), Meagan Cremeans (Justin), Will White; his great-grandchildren, Daniel Roseman (Isabel), Jacob Roseman, Laura Roseman, Samantha Vick, Holden Vick, Carlee Bentley, Tatum Cremeans, Joely Cremeans, Ocie Cremeans; his great-great-grandchildren, Khylan Cremeans, Silvia Roseman; his sister, Lyda Reese (George); his sister-in-law, Joann Bentley; a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. Rev. Robert Gragg will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will lie-in-state 30 minutes prior to the service.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at Adams Funeral Home.
Travis Bentley, Will White, Jason Vick, Justin Cremeans, Daniel Roseman, and Jacob Roseman will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to: Alexander County Hospice, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681 or Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, C/O Rachel Mecimore, 862 Silas Deal Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
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