Barbara Beam Bentley

Barbara Beam Bentley

KANNAPOLIS - Barbara Beam Bentley, 79, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem.

Mrs. Bentley was born Sept. 25, 1933 in Cabarrus County. She was a daughter of the late Osborne Frye Beam and Jennie Adcock Beam. She formerly worked in Cannon Mills and later as a teacher assistant at W.R. Odell elementary school. As a member of Parkwood Baptist Church she was very active in many areas of the church work and was also a member of the Carolina Cardinals Camping Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Plummer, and three brothers, Roy, Claude and Brice Beam.

Survivors include her husband, Ted W. Bentley; son, Barry Bentley and wife Renee of Union Grove; daughter, Debbie B. Williams and husband Jesse of Mooresville; three grandchildren, Chad Bentley, Jeremy Bentley and Anna Sandison and husband Sean and one brother, Ralph Beam of Knoxville, Tenn.

Service: A Funeral Service for Mrs. Bentley will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Lady's Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Darrell Coble and Rev. Michael Waters will officiate. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Lady's Funeral Home prior to the service.

Memorials: May be directed to the: , Charlotte, NC 28027.

Remembrances may be sent to the family at

Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mrs. Bentley.

Published in Salisbury Post on Dec. 27, 2012