Thomasville Times Enterprise


April 28, 2014

Henry Earl Bentley Jr.

THOMASVILLE — Services for Henry Earl Bentley Jr., 80, of Quitman, are at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Philadelphia Baptist Church with the Rev. Klay Luke officiating. Private family burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers are Earl Bentley III, Harris Tennyson, Richard Marasco, Grayson Marasco, Heath Bentley, Jake Bentley and Mike Conlan. Mr. Bentley passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Bentley was born Dec.  10, 1933, in Quitman, Ga., and was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. Mr. Bentley was a insurance agent for 40 years with United Insurance Company of America, a cattle rancher and land developer. He was a man of many hats. Survivors include his wife, Martha Gorday Bentley of Quitman; four children, Henry Earl Bentley III of Quitman, Delia (Harris) Tennyson of Quitman, Marsha (Mike) Conlan of Tallahassee, Fla., Lezlie (Richard) Marasco of Valdosta; six grandchildren, Whitney Monetti, Heath Bentley, Heather Bentley, Caroline Stalvey, Jake Bentley, Grayson Marasco; four great-grandchildren, Nichole Taylor, Chandler Monetti, Madison Stalvey, Wyatt Bentley; one sister, Shirley Ragans of Quitman; and one brother, Dr. A. J. Bentley of Thomasville. Mr. Bentley was preceded in death by his father, Henry Earl Bentley Sr. and mother, Audrey Harris Bentley; one brother, Frank Seago; and granddaughter, Ansley Drew Tennyson. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at — Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home

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