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Lillie Drucilla Carter Bentley
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A celebration of life service for Lillie Drucilla Carter Bentley, 95, of Cornelia, was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at First Baptist Church of Cornelia with Dr. Eric Spivey, the Rev. David Turner and the Rev. Steve Doran officiating. Burial followed in Level Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Bentley joined her Heavenly Father on Jan. 2, 2013.

Born Jan. 23, 1917, in Stephens County, she was the daughter of the late William David and Drucilla Friar Carter. She was the widow of Newell Grant Bentley Sr. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Bentley was also preceded in death by her brothers, Robert, Cander, Frank, Alvin, Will and Charlie Carter; sisters, Bessie Jordan, Grace Carter, Bertie Ward, Annie Andrews, Victorine Carter and an infant sister. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Bentley devoted her time to Bible study and the memorization of scriptures. Her hobbies included crocheting, puzzles, flower and vegetable gardening, sewing and reading.

She was a devoted and loving mother and is survived by her son, Newell Grant Bentley Jr. of Cornelia, married to Tammye Doran Bentley; and daughter, Rebecca Elise Bentley Limpalair of Greenville, S.C., married to Yves Jean Victor Limpalair; her grandsons, Jonathan David Limpalair and Christophe Grant Limpalair, both of Greenville, S.C.; sisters-in-law, Mildred Bentley of Cornelia, Grace Carter of Toccoa, and Miriam Bentley of Cornelia; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Cornelia, P.O. Box 96, Cornelia, GA 30531.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin and Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.

The Northeast Georgian

January 9, 2013