Billy Carl Bentley, DMD, 81 years old, passed away in his home in Greensboro, Georgia on December 7, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Blevins Bentley; his four children; Deborah Kyle Smith of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Vincent Carl Bentley of Weiden, Germany, Christina Marie Henry of Stockbridge, Georgia, Teresa Lee Friend of Loganville, Georgia; and his brother, George Bryan Bentley of Cleveland, OH. He had 11 grandchildren; Brandon Harper(deceased), Monica Newton, Jessica Musgrove, Megan Bentley, Caroline Bentley, Christopher Bentley, Rachael Bentley, Bentley Henry, Margaret Henry, Jessica Friend, Hunter Friend and 3 great grandchildren, Nathan Harper, Allie Grace Newton and Hayden Bree Newton.   Dr. Bentley was born March 14, 1933 in Bibb County, Alabama. After graduating Howard College in Birmingham, Alabama, he received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from the University of Alabama. He was very respected in the dental community, being a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy of Dentistry, the International College of Dentist, the American College of Dentists, the Georgia Academy of Dental Practice, and was the past president of the Hinman Dental Society of Georgia.   His memorial service will be on Saturday, December 13th at 11:00 a.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Interment to follow at Arlington Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. The family will receive visitors on Friday, December 12th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, Georgia. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. To the Bentley family, It saddens my heart to know we have lost a family member and a loved one. It is times like this we never really get over, it will get easer so they say. Dr. Bentley and I had some great times together, and I will always cherish them. He was a goodman. If there’s any happienss that can comes from the passing of Dr. Bentely, he is with Brandon now and I can truly say he loved his Granddad. R.I.P Dr. Bentley love always Ronnie.

  2. Our heartfelt condolences to the Bentley family. God just added another beautiful flower in his heavenly garden. May you RIP, and to the family, your tears are a language God understands.

  3. Dr. Bentley was my three grown children’s first dentist, they all loved going to the dentist, Dr. Bentley was great with them. I happened to have a couple of cleanings on the same day that he did a couple of years ago. It was great seeing him again. It was a privilege knowing such a wonderful man.

  4. Vince, we at Grafenwoehr Army Health Clinic are very sorry for the recent loss of your Father. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling, but we share our heart-felt condolences. Your Father sounded like a very good man and great role model. We hope those cherished everlasting memories of his living and making this world a better place will bring some comfort. We all wish you the best.

  5. My heart is sadden to hear of the transitioning of Dr. Bentley, but to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord is a blessed assurance that we will see him again. I started coming to the practice some 38 years ago when Drs. Bentley and McMillian were on Columbia Drive. I followed them from Columbia Drive, Rockbridge Road and now the present location. I has been a priviledge and an honor to have known Dr. Bentley over the years. He was always a kind, sweet, cheerful and funny person. I will miss him and will have fun memories of him when he was in the office. You fought a good fight; now Rest well Dr. Bentley.

  6. I have such fond memories of working with Dr. Bentley his sense of humor always brought a smile to my heart. Rest in peace Dr. Bentley, I will always cherish the time I spent with you.

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. He was always so kind and such a gentle soul. He will be missed, but may you cherish his memories to ease your broken hearts!

  8. Our condolences to the entire Bentley family on the loss of your loved one. Debby, we are here for you and we love you. God Bless and Godspeed Mr. Bentley.

  9. My concolences to the Bentley family. I have been with the Oak Road practice for years, since we first moved to Gwinnett County in 1977 and remember Dr. Bentley quite well! May his kindness live on through his family and may the happy memories sustain you all in this time of grief.

  10. Our prayers are with the family during this time. I started going to Dr. Bentley as a child in Kirkwood. I then followed him to Columbia Drive, Rockbridge Road and finally Oak Road. My Mother, Father, and Aunt were also friends and patients over the years. My Sister was friends with his son, Vincent in high school. He was one of the only Doctors that I completely trusted. After he retired, Linda gave me a newspaper clipping from my file that he had saved of me. He always seemed to be interested in my family every time I visited him, and in recent years, I always asked how he was doing when I visited Oak Road Dentistry. I considered him a good friend and a very good dentist.

  11. I became Dr. Bentley’s patient after Dr. McMillan retired and moved to Lake Oconee (Greensboro. I remained his patient until we moved to Forsyth County. I have never had a better dentist than Dr. Bentley nor a nicer man. My heart and prayers go out to his family and associates. I know how it hurts to lose parents , a sister, and friends. God bless all of you as you go through this sad period.

  12. Dear Bert and family,
    Shirley and I were saddened to see Billy’s funeral notice this morning.
    I knew Billy when he opened his first office in the sixties, and for many years after.
    As a surgeon, I saw many of Billy’s patients. I always heard the same story. They all loved Dr. Billy Bentley.
    The picture in the paper this morning was perfect… that great smile. We will miss that smile.
    May his memory be a blessing.
    Perry and Shirley Brickman

  13. I send my thoughts and prayers and love to Dr. Bentley’s family, on behalf of my daughter – Lynn Paschall – who worked for Dr. Bentley – and loved every day being there. She loved his wit and his caring and professional manner. He was my dentist, too, and was the best. Lynn is already in heaven – from an auto accident – so I know she and Dr. Bentley are already reliving old memories and sharing jokes! God bless –

    Carolyn R. Richardson

  14. May it help in some small way to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Extending our Sincerest Sympathy to the Bentley Family at this time of sorrow.

  15. I first met Dr. Bentley and Lynda in 1973. Been a patient of practice since. When you find perfection, why change.
    Thank you for your inspirational constant smile and demeanor. You are a blessed man and you’ll always be with those that knew you.

  16. Even at such a sad time I cannot think of Dr Bentley without a smile on my face. We shared special times working together over many years. Bill and Bert became my American family back in 1978 and I still think of them this way.
    I am so grateful that I was lucky enough to know and spend time with such a special man.
    Rest in peace Dr Bentley.

  17. We are thinking of you and praying that God will comfort you and that you will feel His presence and His love during this time and in the days ahead.. Our deepest sympathy to each of you.

  18. Dr. Bentley was the best.& was our dentist since the 1980’s. My husband passed away in Feb. of this year but was forever grateful to Dr. Bentley for seeing him after hours at the Rockbridge Rd. office. Gerry broke a tooth & called Dr. B. at home for help with a very painful situation & without hesitation was told to meet the Dr. at the office with the “retrieved” pieces. I was out of town & was floored that Gerry would call Dr. B. at home & even more surprised that Dr. B. would go to the office. He was a wonderful human being. My deepest sympathy to each of you.

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