In loving memory of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bentley, 1939-2005, Saturday, February 19, 2005, 2:00 p.m., Walnut Grove Baptist Church, 3066 Ray Owens Road, Appling Georgia, Reverend Elijah Barnes, Jr., officiating

Clctiue y'ciiClrxui'ie'ii
Family & Friends
Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair; Perhaps you sent a floral piece, if so, we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words as any friend could say; Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much, whatever the part.
~ The Family
Qod's Qarden Must Be Beautiful
God looked around His garden, and He found an empty space. He looked down upon the earth, and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest. G od's garden must be beautiful, for He only takes the best.
He knew that you were weary, He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never be well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb,
So He closed your weary eyelids, and whispered, "Peace be thine.''
W illiam s thm exal Mvme, Jnc. 2945 Old Tobacco Road ~ Hephzibah, Georgia
(706) 7924003 and
1765 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard ~ Augusta, Georgia (706) 722-5551

Civt Sweet


You were the most patient, forgiving, lov ing and understanding person. Your heart was so giving and kind. Your voice was always so soft and gentle. We will never forget what you did for us grandkids, the time you took with us, all those stories you told u s. 1am so glad that we got the chance to share this earth with you. Having you in our lives was truly a blessing. We thank you so much for taking us in and loving us as you did. The memories of you and your sweet face and your graceful spirit will be with us forever. You are at peace now. We love you so much. We know' that in every thing beautiful; the flowers, the wind, the su n , there you will be also. Your beau tiful spirit will live on in all the good that you have brought to us. We love you Grandm a. You will be missed. We love you with all our hearts.

1939 ~ 2CC5
~ Saturday ~ February 19, 2005
2:00 P.M.
Walnut Qrove B aptist Church
3 0 6 6 Ray Owens Road - Appling, Georgia
Reverend Elijah Barnes, Jr. ~ Officiating? ~

The Obituary

Life began for a soul, a bouncing baby girl named Mary


Ton August 2nd, 1939, in

Appling, Georgia. She was the second o f three daughters born

to the late Mr. Dolphus and Elnora Tankersley. At an early

age, she was baptized at the Walnut Grove Baptist Church,

where she served faithfully on the Choir, Deaconess Board and

Missionary Board. She attended school at Walnut Grove El

ementary, Galilee and Gibbs High Schools.

On September 4th, 1955, at First Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, she united in Holy Matrimony with Huery Bentley, Jr. They were blessed with four children. She loved her church and served faithfully until her illness kept her from attending.

Mary would tirelessly help her family, friends and anyone else who was in need. Her soul food, soft-spoken voice, and pleas ant smile will be greatly missed. Mary was a loving and won derful wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She has gone to join her parents and two sisters in Heaven.

Mary leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, Huery Bentley, Jr.; two daughters, Helen E. Bentley ofGrovetown, Georgia and Hilda C. Bentley o f Augusta, Georgia; two sons, Huery Bentley, III o f Augusta, Georgia and Harvey Bentley of Jacksonville, Florida; eleven grandchildren and five great grand children; two aunts, Hattie B. Tankersley and Georgia M. Carter, both of Augusta, Georgia; mother-in-law, Ethel Mae Bentley o f Grovetown, Georgia; two sisters-in-law, MattieS. Luke o f Grovetown, Georgia and Estella M. Bentley of A u gusta, Georgia; and a host o f relatives and friends.
"We Love You Dearly, But Qod loves best."

* Lave *
Loving you, caring for you 2s the most wonderfuf feeling in the worfdl
Love Elfways, Your `liu sh an d `pfuery
* We Love You *
We love you very much ancf words cannot express what we feef in our hearts, when you gave nothing [ess than the best. We w iff afways cherish your jpfeasant smife, your soft voice, your warm a n d foving ways. `Yhanh you for o ff the good times you made f o r afl you would meet each a n d every day. Our angef on earth now gone home to g o d 's hands.
Love Afways, Your Chxfdren and Cjrandchifdren

Ordero f Service
Processional Reverend Elijah Barnes, Jr.
Selection "Marching Up to Zion"
Scriptures Old Testament, Psalm 23 - Reverend Johnnie Few New Testament, John 14:1-6 - Reverend Earnest E. Turner
Prayer Reverend Roger Bennett
Acknowledgements / Resolutions Mrs. Ruth Bonaparte
Remarks (Three Minutes, Please)
Friend Church Member - Deacon Cornelius Green
Other Family & Friends
Selection Choir
Eulogy Reverend Elijah Barnes, Jr.
Interment Simonia Baptist Church Cemetery
~ Repast ~ Walnut Grove Baptist Church
* All cars driving to the cemetery, please drive with bright lights on.