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Mary Bentley


Mary Bentley, 73, of Granville County passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham, NC.

Mary was born October 18, 1947 to the late Paul Howard Balmer and Nita Lois Vaughan. She retired from Revlon after many years of service.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford by Pastor Henry Abbott.

She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, William David Bentley of Oxford and Phillip Andrew Bentley of Roxboro; two daughters, Susan Diane Thomas of North Myrtle Beach, SC and Melinda Carol Seguin of Little River, SC; six grandchildren, Donnie Bentley, Justin Bentley, Brittany Estep, Megan Cooke, Ashley Bourgeois and Nolan C.J. Bourgeois; one sister, Elizabeth Bullock; two brothers, Johnny Balmer and Richard Balmer and three great- grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Arthur Bentley; three sisters, Emma Miles, Janice Williamson and Pauline Newby; two brothers, Paul (Junior) Balmer and James Balmer and one great-granddaughter, Diane Elizabeth Estep.

Visitation will be held, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from 2:00-5:00 PM at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford.

Flowers are kindly accepted.

Due to COVID-19 there is a limit of ten people will be allowed in the building at a time during the visitation and no more than fifty people are allowed in the chapel for the funeral service. Eakes Funeral Home will be following social distancing guidelines and masks or other appropriate face coverings are required.


  • Ben Friederich Posted January 4, 2021 9:36 pm

    The Friederich Family would like to give our heartfelt condolences to the Bentley Family and all those who knew & loved Mary. She is in a better place with our Savior

  • Thomas and Maria Lee Posted January 4, 2021 9:45 pm

    We were sorry to hear of Mary”s passing. Our prayers are with you.

  • Craig and Tawanna Bell Posted January 4, 2021 10:11 pm

    My sincerest condolences to the entire Bentley family. Praying for peace, strength and comfort to all during this time of bereavement.

  • thomas hudson Posted January 4, 2021 11:02 pm

    Elizabeth, Johnny, Richard and Mary’s Children. Sadden to hear the loss of such a sweet, kind lady, You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God has called another angel home. The Children of the late Ludie Williamson Hudson. Gray, Judy, Wayne, Danny and Jerry Hudson

    • thomas hudson Posted January 4, 2021 11:48 pm

      Thank you so much Phillip. Donald, we also are sadden for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers too. Gray, Judy, Wayne , Danny and Jerry Hudson

  • Phillip Posted January 4, 2021 11:31 pm

    Like to Recognize Donald Balmer he is one of the Brother still Living Also

  • Toni Solesby Posted January 5, 2021 12:38 am

    So sorry to hear about Mary. She was a sweet, funny lady and now she’s in Heaven making God laugh. Rest In Peace Mary.

  • Cindy Posted January 5, 2021 12:47 am

    I am so sorry for your Loss Family! Many prayers for the coming days, May Love and Peace surround you All!!!

  • Tammy Allison Posted January 5, 2021 1:11 am

    So very sorry for your loss . Keeping all of you in my prayers

  • Stephanie Hicks Posted January 5, 2021 2:37 am

    Melinda & family…I would like to extend my condolences for the loss of your beautiful mother. May she have the Lords arms wrapped around her and may He provide His love to the family as you mourn your loss. May you always remember the good times and wonderful memories.

  • Yvette Johnson Posted January 5, 2021 1:14 pm

    My deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Mary. Praying for comfort and strength. We worked many, many years together at Revlon.

  • Kim Jenkins Thompson Posted January 5, 2021 8:19 pm

    Your Mama was such a sweet lady. Praying God wraps his arms of love around you and keeps you during this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Carolyn Curl Posted January 5, 2021 8:55 pm

    To our extended family through marriage: Hate that we cannot be there to wrap our arms around you all, as you have done for us, in many times past. Please know that we are holding you all close to our hearts and in our prayers Cherish wonderful memories of fun childhood days growing up in a family of 10 children!! And then the good times (and, yes, some sad times, too) that multiplied as the years rolled on. May God’s love shower each of you with the peace of the prayers that surround you, now and in the days to come. Evelyn Marshburn, Helen Blackwell and Carolyn Curl

  • Rebecca E Powel Posted January 5, 2021 10:55 pm

    My deepest sympathies goes to the family and friends. I am so sorry for the lost of Mary. She was a sweet soul. I knew her through Emma. May God be with you all.

  • ronald wilson Posted January 6, 2021 12:38 am

    they were our neighbors on Raleigh rd. I went to church with them. they were nice people . rest in peace Mary

  • James (J. H.) Daniels Posted January 6, 2021 12:53 am

    Sorry to hear of Mrs. Bentley’s death. My condolences to the whole family. I knew David and Phillip from backyard football and coaching softball at the old ballfield at Lewis behind the old store. May God bless ya’ll and keep you in his tender care.

  • Pamela Webber Posted January 6, 2021 4:52 pm

    Deepest sympathy. Praying for you and your family.

  • Loretta Mabrey Wilson Posted January 8, 2021 1:48 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing.
    Remembering all the good times with Mary & the family at Oxford COG.

  • SISTER: KATHY BOYD Posted January 12, 2021 12:32 pm


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