Daniel Orville Bentley
and Nellean Quillen
Daniel Orville Bentley b 23 Dec 1925
d 5 May 1988 Whitesburg Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY age 62 years, 4
months 12 days, s/o Firell
Bentley and Isabell Mullins. Daniel Orville Bentley Jr m. 20 Nov 1948
Whitaker, Letcher Co KY to Nellean Quillen b 30 Apr 1931 Seco, Letcher
Co, KY d/o Henry Quillen
and Martha Jane Hall. Children of Daniel Orville Bentley
and Nellean Quillen;
i. Carol Lynn Bentley, b. Dec 09, 1952, Seco, Letcher Co, KY married
Aug 18, 1970, Clintwood, Dickenson Co,
VA to Narvil Addington b Jul 24, 1951 Lionilli, Pike Co, KY, s/o Noble Addington
and Etta Mullins. Children of Carol Lynn Bentley and Narvil Addington:
I. Vickie Lynn Addington, b. Jul 04, 1972, Pikeville, Pike Co,
KY (Pikeville Methodist Hospital) m. 6 Apr 1996 Myra, Pike Co KY (divorced
1999) to Jeffrey Dale Adkins b 15 Feb 1969 Pikeville, Pike Co KY (Pikeville
Methodist Hospital) s/o Jerry Dale Adkins and Birdie Damron. Child of Jeffrey
Dale Adkins and Vickie Lynn Addington; i. Jasmyn Danielle Tackett, b. August
14, 1997, Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky (Pikeville Methodist Hospital).
Vickie Lynn Addington m. 19 Feb 2000 Dorton, Pike Co KY to
Eddie Dwayne Tackett b 25 Dec 1969 Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville,
Pike Co KY. Child of Eddie Dwayne Tackett and Vickie Lynn Addington; i. Icie
Sierra Tackett b 14 Sept 2000 Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, Pike Co
II. Carla Faye Addington, b. Feb 21, 1978, Pikeville, Pike Co,
KY (Pikeville Methodist Hospital).
ii. Kathy Anne Bentley b. Dec 24, 1955, Neon Junction,
Letcher Co, KY (at home), d. Jan 18, 1956, Fleming, Letcher Co, KY (Fleming
Hospital); buried Bentley Family Cemetery, Beefhide, Pike Co KY.
iii. Daniel Orville Bentley Jr b 17 Feb 1957 d 21 Sept 1996 Hazard Appalachian
Regional Health Care Center, Hazard, KY, buried Whitaker Family Cemetery, Hallie,
Letcher Co KY m.
3 Apr 1976 Clintwood, Dickenson Co VA (divorced 14 Jun 1982) to Deborah
Elizabeth Spears b 9 Jun 1959 Whitesburg Miners' Memorial Hospital,
Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; d/o Edwin Marrow Spears and Rheudell Johnson.
Children of Daniel Orville Bentley Jr and Deborah Elizabeth Spears;
I. Edwin Narvil Bentley b 22 Apr 1977 Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville,
Pike Co KY; m. 27 Jun 1998 Millstone, Letcher Co KY to Angela Mynette Bentley b
4 Jan 1977 Wise Appalachian Regional Hospital, Wise Co VA; d/o Steve Bentley and
II. Erica Nellean Bentley b 12 Mar 1981 Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville,
Pike Co KY; m. 23 May 1998 Neon, Letcher Co KY Earl Craft b 7 Oct 1969 Jenkins
Community Hospital, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; s/o Edgar Craft and JoAnn Mason.
Child of Earl Craft and Erica Nellean Bentley i. Daniel Edward Craft b 3 Jan
1999 Whitesburg ARH, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY
Daniel Orville Bentley Jr m. 11 Aug 1983 Isom, Letcher Co KY to Dwana Ann
Cornett b 9 Jun 1958 Dr Lundy Adams Clinic, Blackey, Letcher Co KY; d/o Filmore
Cornett and Vada Whitaker. Child of Daniel Orville Bentley Jr and Dwana Ann
III. Holly Danielle Bentley b 25 Dec 1985 Whitesburg ARH, Whitesburg, Letcher Co
Obituary: BENTLEY, Jr., Daniel
Orville, died on Saturday, September 21, 1996 at the Hazard Appalachian
Regional Health Care Center, buried family cemetery, Hallie, KY. Daniel was the
son of Nellean Quillen Bentley and the late Daniel Orville Bentley. He was born
February 17, 1957, being 39 years, 7 months and 4 days of age at the time of his
In addition to his father, Daniel was also preceded in death by a sister, Kathy,
in 1956. He is survived by his wife, Dwana Ann Cornett Bentley; one son: Edwin
Narvil Bentley at home; two daughters: Erica Nellean Bentley of Neon and Holly
Daniele Bentley at home; four sisters: Carol Addington of Jenkins; Laurel
Bentley of Neon; Beverly Hunt of Pikeville; Lana Bentley of Neon. Funeral
services for Daniel Orville Bentley, Jr. were conducted from the Faith Baptist
Mission Church at Hallie, Kentucky on Tuesday, September 24, 1996 at 11:00 AM.
The officiating ministers were Bob Caudill, Danny Dixon and Jim Caudill while
family members and friends served as pallbearers.Burial took place in the family cemetery at Hallie, Kentucky. Letcher Funeral
Home of Whitesburg, Kentucky was in charge of funeral arrangements.
iv. Laurel Ann Bentley b. Mar 04, 1958, Whitesburg, Letcher Co, KY (Whitesburg Miners' Memorial Hospital).
v. Beverly Isabel Bentley b. Aug 19, 1967, Whitesburg, Letcher Co, KY
(Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital); m. 2 Jun 1990 Neon, Letcher Co KY
to Shawn B Hunt b 8 Jun 1968 Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, Pike Co
KY; s/o Harold Eugene Hunt and Earlene Lester. Children of Shawn B Hunt and
Beverly Isabel Bentley;
I. Gavin Xavier Thor Hunt, (male) b. April 14, 2000, Pikeville, Pike County,
Kentucky (Pikeville Methodist Hospital).
II. Kyle Mystique Hunt, (female) b. April 29, 2003, Pikeville, Pike County,
Kentucky (Pikeville Methodist Hospital).
Beverly Isabel Bentley m. Unknown. Child;
I. Michael Bentley b 30 Jun 1986 Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, Pike
vi. Lana Sue Bentley b. Mar 21, 1973, Whitesburg, Letcher Co, KY (Whitesburg
Appalachian Regional Hospital); m. 10 Apr 1999 Neon, Letcher Co KY to Michael
Wayne Baker b 15 Apr 1974 Jenkins Community Hospital, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY;
s/o Samuel Baker and Janet Meade.
Obituary of BENTLEY, Daniel Orville, son
of Isabel Mullins and Firel Bentley was born at Beefhide, Kentucky on December
23, 1925. He passed from this life at the Whitesburg Hospital on May 5, 1988
making his stay here on earth 62 years, 4 months and 12 days. Orville has been
sick since 1965 and real sick for the past year. He was a coal miner by
occupation, having worked in and around the mines for about 25 years. Most of
this time was with South East Coal Company. Orville was married to Nellean
Quillen Bentley at Whitaker, Kentucky on November 20, 1948. A daughter, Kathy,
preceded him in death in 1956. Also preceding him in death were his parents and
brother Carl. Orville is survived by his wife, Nellean and daughters: Laurel
Anne, Beverly Isabel and Lana Sue, all at home; Carol Lynn Addington of Beefhide;
son: Daniel Bentley of Hallie, Kentucky; 6 grandchildren; sisters: Bernice
Wright of Jenkins, Kentucky; Ina Gramke of Cincinnati, Ohio; Callie Blankenship
of Argo, Kentucky; Ollie Blankenship of Phelps; Patsy Kiser of Church Hill, TN;
brothers: Jimmy of Neon; Rollie, Jasper and MacArthur, all of Beefhide; and a
large number of relatives and friends to mourn his passing.