Geneva Anderson Bentley
Born Feb. 14, 1935, in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Bynum and Lucy Hayes Anderson. Mrs. Bentley was a member of Shull's Mills Baptist Church, where she served as church treasurer for 25 years. Geneva's love in life was her family, and her enjoyments included gardening, canning and preserving her bounty by the signs, and quilting.
Mrs. Bentley is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert R. Bentley; daughter, Debra Aldridge and husband, Chip, of the Foscoe community; son, Dexter Bentley and wife, Glenda, of Vilas; sisters, Ella Mae Trivette of Vilas, and Judy Greene and husband, J. B., of Collettsville; brother, J. C. Anderson and wife, Betty, of Abington, Va.; sisters-in-law, Katie Shore and husband, Joe, of Boone, and Brenda Cornett and husband, R. A., of Vilas; brothers-in-law, Sam Bentley and wife, Betty, and Bill Bentley and wife, Helen, all of Vilas, and Ned Bentley and wife, Wanda, of Boone.
Also surviving are a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and her church family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Verlee Cole; and brother, Billy Anderson.
Funeral services for Geneva Anderson Bentley will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday April 10, 2013, at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Tim Coffey, the Rev. Burl Greer, and Mr. J. C. Anderson. Burial will follow in the Shull Cemetery.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Medi-Home Hospice, 136 Furman Rd., Suite 2, Boone, NC 28607.
Special thanks to the nursing staff at Glenbridge Health Care, Fresenius Dialysis Center of Boone, Piedmont Dialysis, Medi-Home Hospice, and to Drs. Qualheim, Benson and Whitlock.
Online condolences may be shared with the Bentley family at the website http://www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Bentley family.