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Joyce Bentley

Mrs. Joyce Bentley, age 61, of West Harrison, Indiana, passed away Friday February 27, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.

Joyce was born in McCreary County, Kentucky, on September 8, 1953 to William E. “Bill” and Maudie “Marcella” Taylor. Proceeding Joyce in death was her mother Maudie “Marcella” Taylor, her father William E. “Bill” Taylor, her grandmother Rosie Wilson Duncan Thomas, and her grandfather Jim Duncan.

Surviving family include her husband of 47 years Whit Bentley of West Harrison, Indiana; three daughters Melinda Nowlin and husband Delmar of West Harrison, Indiana, Regina Sullivan and husband Gary of Harrison, Ohio, and Artina Bentley and fiancé Paul Crowell of West Harrison, Indiana; one son James Bentley and wife Amy of West Harrison, Indiana; five brothers James Taylor and wife Carol of Batavia, Ohio, Bobby Taylor and wife Missy of Gulford, Indiana, Benjamin Taylor and wife Melinda of Aurora, Indiana, Jackie Taylor of Pine Knot,  Kentucky, and Jerry Taylor and wife Mary of Cincinnati, Ohio; one sister Sharon Kenner and husband Sherman of The Villages, Florida. Joyce is also survived by many nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were held Sunday March 8, 2015 at 2:00pm in the chapel of the Pine Knot Funeral Home followed by burial at the Murray Wilson Cemetery.  Donations may be made to United Cumberland Bank Attn: Murray Wilson Cemetery Fund P.O. Box 160 Whitley City, Kentucky 42653  

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Joyce sang at my  Brother Bill's funeral and it was great. NOW she's singing up there with all her loved ones. What a time she will be having with all those saints like she was.

Brenda kidd shufeldt Mar 18 2015 12:00 AM

Im so sorry Joyce has left us. Im Juanitas daughter . Your momma and mine went to church together. I loved it when she would get up and talk to the lord.We are cousins.My mom is a Duncan . Now you will join them in the kingdom of heaven. May god be with you and your family always.  love cousin rita

rita corey Mar 4 2015 12:00 AM

I will miss my mom but I know she has no more suffering and pain for she is in heaven. I love my mom

gina Mar 4 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Mom I am so sorry that you had to suffer for so long, I know now that you have a brand new body and that you are singing your heart out up there in heaven, with your new lungs. I love you and I miss you. Your loving daughter Melinda.

Melinda Mar 4 2015 12:00 AM

My dear sister aka "swister"
I am going to miss you so much, But I am happy for you to finally be finished with all that pain and suffering you have endured all these years and most of the time still with a happy face. I love your strength and the way you were always making people laugh.  AND NOW YOU CAN SING WITH THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN with the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY Your time here on earth is complete
yeah new body!!
I miss you, I love you
your lil sis

Sharon Taylor Kenner sister Mar 4 2015 12:00 AM