Janet (Thomas) Bentley
March 30, 1945 – December 30, 2019
Janet (Thomas) Bentley, 74, of Stanley passed away unexpectedly on December 30, 2019. Janet is the daughter of the late Mabel (Hawthorne) and James Harold Thomas. Janet’s family said she was known for speaking her mind and not pulling any punches. She was a woman of great faith and a member of Alexis Baptist Church since the early 1990s. Janet graduated from Patrick Henry High School in 1963. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Left behind to cherish their memories of Janet are her husband of nearly 55 years, and her childhood sweetheart, Rodney A. Bentley, her sons; Myron Clayton “Clay” Bentley (Yessenia) of Cornelius and James Patrick Bentley (Shari) of Kings Mountain as well as her sister; Sharon Elizabeth Johnson (Marvin) of Gastonia and brothers; John David Thomas and Gary Lynn Thomas (Linda) both of Stanley. A Celebration of Janet’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday January 2, 2020 at Carothers Funeral Home – Stanley, 412 South Main Street, Stanley. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 before the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Gardens in Mt. Holly.
In lieu of flowers that family requests that donations be made in Janet’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.
Fond memories of Janet and condolences for the family may be left at www.carothersfuneralhomestanley.com.
Carothers Funeral Home in Stanley is serving the Bentley Family.
- Mabel Hawthorne Thomas, Mother (deceased)
- James Harold Thomas, Father (deceased)
- Rodney A. Bentley, Husband
- Myron Clayton 'Clay' Bentley (Yessenia), Son
- James Patrick Bentley (Shari), Son
- Sharon Elizabeth Johnson (Marvin), Sister
- John David Thomas, Brother
- Gary Lynn Thomas (Linda), Brother
- Receiving of Friends Thursday, January 2, 2020
- Celebration of Life Service Thursday, January 2, 2020
- Committal Service Thursday, January 2, 2020
Janet (Thomas) Bentley
Anne Sandefur Cuddy
January 3, 2020
I am Anne Sandefur Cuddy and I used to stay nights with the Thomas family. I always had such fun and her parents made me feel so welcome. So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady and I always cherished our time in high school. May God comfort you during this time of life. Remembering the good times is what makes life so special.