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BENTLEY, CHRISTINE HINDS Tuscaloosa, Christine Hinds Bentley, age 86, of Birmingham, AL died March 27, 2013. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013 in the old chapel at Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church in Birmingham with Rev. Alex Oberneder officiating. Visitation will begin at noon prior to services at the church. Burial will follow in Arab Memorial Cemetery. Arab, Alabama with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, directing. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eula Odessa Cox Hinds and John Clifton Hinds; and the father of her children, Philip Lyle Bentley, Sr. She lived most her life in Birmingham after being born in Phil Campbell and raised in Arab. She attended Birmingham Southern College where she was a Chi Omega. After being an active member in East Lake UMC for over 40 years, she spent her last 25 years at Wilson Chapel UMC. She was a dedicated volunteer and served enthusiastically in numerous church offices and activities including fall fundraiser and Monday morning group. She was a life long member of the Roebuck Garden Club and enjoyed supporting the efforts of the Roebuck Springs Preservation Society and the Arab Historical Society. As a homemaker she loved cooking holiday meals for her family and continued that tradition her entire life. Survivors include her daughter, Charlotte Bentley Hale (Dayton) of Tuscaloosa; sons, Matthew Clifton Bentley and Philip Lyle Bentley, Jr. of Nashville; grandchildren: Dayton Foster Hale, III (Sharon) of Nashville, Frances Hale Pruett (Rad) of Tuscaloosa and Linoa Kay Gillihan (Scotty); great grandchild, Radford Hale Pruett, and brothers, Clifton Cullom Hinds (Betty) and Marlin Cox Hinds (Barbara) of Birmingham. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church, 412 Cumberland Drive, Birmingham, AL, 35206. Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel

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