Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Breaking News

Obituary Archives

April 4, 2014

George Junior Bentley

ABBS VALLEY, Va. — George Junior Bentley, 63, of Abbs Valley, VA died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at his home.

Born January 1, 1951 in Plum Creek, VA, he was a son of Emily B. Bentley of Augusta, WV and the late Robert Henry Bentley. Mr. Bentley was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith. He retired as a Serviceman for Dominion Power, having 36 years of service and later worked at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA for several years. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and bowling. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Henry Bentley.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his loving wife, Lois Bentley, of the home; four children, Randall Shane Bentley and wife Angelica of Charlestown, WV, Shannon Denise Whitcomb and husband Sean of Charlestown, Glenn Thomas Golcher of Charlestown, and Barbara Janeada Golcher of Abbs Valley; sister, Ann Carter and husband William of Augusta, WV; brother, Roger Bentley and wife Patricia of Winchester, VA; five grandchildren, Ayana, Dustin, Chase, Scotty, and Zoey; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. from the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel in Bluefield with Pastor Reginald Blakewood officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until the service hour.

Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting

Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • Dorothy Carter Rasnick

    Dorothy Carter Rasnick, 91, of Princeton Health Care Center, formerly of Village Green, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at her residence.

    July 31, 2014

  • Mattie M. Church Allen

    Mattie M Church Allen age 78 of Burk Mountain went home to Heaven Monday July 28, 2014.

    July 31, 2014

  • Mamie Lee Webb Mamie Lee Webb

    Mamie Lee Webb , age 82, of Blacksburg, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Lewis Gale Hospital-Montgomery.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Clarence E. Smith

     Clarence E. Smith, 88, of Peterstown formerly of Princeton died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at his home.

    July 31, 2014

  • Darlene Yvonne Wohlford Rose

    Darlene Yvonne Wohlford Rose died at the age of 88 on Sunday afternoon, July 27, 2014, at her home in Princeton following an extended illness.

    July 31, 2014

  • Earl Hayden “Red” Lilly Jr. Earl Hayden “Red” Lilly Jr.

    Earl Hayden “Red” Lilly, Jr., 75, of 300 Gott Road in Princeton died Monday, July 28, 2014 at Princeton Community Hospital.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary Puckett (Mary Jackson Bailey) Mary Puckett (Mary Jackson Bailey)

    Mary Puckett (Mary Jackson Bailey) of Bluefield West Virginia passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, in Winston-Salem, NC after a brief illness.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Glen Kahle Belcher Glen Kahle Belcher

    BLUEFIELD — Glen Kahle Belcher, 82 of Bluefield, WV went home to be with the Lord Monday, July 28, 2014.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Betty Jo Gray Betty Jo Gray

    Betty Jo Gray, 76, of the Springfield Center in Lindside, formerly of Princeton Towers, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at her residence.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Juanita Bourne Coon

    Juanita Bourne Coon, age 75 of the Gratton community in Tazewell, VA died Monday, July 28, 2014 at Welmont Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, TN.

    July 30, 2014