OXFORD — Mary Bentley, 73, of Granville County passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham. Mary was born Oct. 18, 1947, to the late Paul Howard Balmer and Nita Lois Vaughan.

She retired from Revlon after many years of service.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at 2 p.m. in the Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford by Pastor Henry Abbott.

She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, David Bentley of Oxford and Phillip Andrew Bentley of Roxboro; two daughters, Susan Diane Thomas of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Melinda Carol Seguin of Little River, South Carolina; six grandchildren, Donnie Bentley, Justin Bentley, Brittany Estep, Megan Cooke, Ashley Bourgeois and Nolan C.J. Bourgeois; one sister, Elizabeth Bullock; two brothers, Johnny Balmer and Richard Balmer and three great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William Arthur Bentley; three sisters, Emma Miles, Janice Williamson and Pauline Newby; two brothers, Paul (Junior) Balmer and James Balmer; and one great-granddaughter, Diane Elizabeth Estep.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, from 2: to 5 p.m. at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford.

Flowers are kindly accepted.

Due to COVID-19, there is a limit of 10 people will be allowed in the building at a time during the visitation and no more than 50 people are allowed in the chapel for the funeral service.

Eakes Funeral Home will be following social-distancing guidelines, and masks or other appropriate face coverings are required.

Online condolences can be made to www.eakesfuneralhome.com.

Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Bentley family.

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