Ray Archer Bentley

Published 11:38 am Friday, April 1, 2011

Ray Archer Bentley


Ray Archer Bentley, age 74, a resident of Columbiana, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2011. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2011, at Bolton Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Miller officiating. Burial followed in Pinelawn Gardens. Bolton Funeral Home of Columbiana directed. Visitation was Sunday, March 27, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Bentley was a valued employee at the Blue Circle/Lafarge Cement Company in Calera. He was a long-time member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Columbiana. He will be remembered most as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Mr. Bentley was preceded in death by his parents, Ward and Esther Bentley. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Connie Bentley; daughter, Teresa Loyd; sons, Mike Bentley (Martha), Russell Bentley (Robin) and Richard Bentley (Susan); sisters, Villa Wright (James) and Sharon Derrick (Robert); grandchildren, Bethany Hutton (Tyler), Brooke Thornburg (Danson), Jordan Bentley, Tiffany Loyd, Whitley Loyd, Haley Loyd, Landon Bentley, Lakelyn Bentley, Racheal Trice (Chris) and Shelley Bentley; great-grandson, Brayden Hutton; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Columbiana Building Fund. Please sign online condolences at Boltonfuneralhome.com.