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Mr. Dean Bentley, Jr.

October 14, 1940 ~ March 25, 2018 (age 77)
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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Dean Bentley, Jr., age 77 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, March 25, 2018.  Mr. Bentley was born in Athens, Georgia the son of the late Alvin Dean Bentley, Sr. and the late Mamie Lou Dye Bentley, and was a member of Galilee Christian Church.  Mr. Bentley graduated from Athens High School and Louisville Electronic College and enjoyed a long career as Southeast Regional Manager with Beckman Instruments along with serving as a Councilman for the City of Arcade for over Twenty years.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Bentley is preceded in death by a brother, Charles Ray Bentley. 

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Ross Bentley of Jefferson.  Two sons, Jeffery Barrett Bentley and Kelly Dean Bentley both of Jefferson.  Two sisters, Betty Bost and her husband George of Melbourne, Florida, and Judy Whidby and her husband Jerry of Urbanna, Virginia.  Two grandchildren, Brandon Bentley of Seattle, Washington and Stacey Dinh and Her husband Hieu of Buford also survive.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 P.M. Thursday, March 29, 2018 from the Galilee Christian Church with Minister Nick Vipperman and Mayor Doug Haynie officiating with burial to follow in the Galilee Christian Church Cemetery.  Gentlemen honored as pallbearers are Matt Cook, Mark Maynor, Brandon Bentley, Cory Crane, Hugh Dinh, Rich Lindauer and John Brandon.  The family will receive friends 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Galilee Christian Church prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Galilee Christian Church Building Fund, 2191 Galilee Church Road, Jefferson, Georgia  30549 or to the American Cancer Society, 105 Westpark Drive, Suite C, Athens, Georgia  30606. 

Evans Funeral Home, 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, GA 30549. 706-367-5467.

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Donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
105 Westpark Drive, Suite C, Athens GA 30606
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

Galilee Christian Church Building Fund
2191 Galilee Church Road, Jefferson GA 30549

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