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Bentley while pastor at FBC
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Longtime Tallassee pastor passes

Staff Report

Former First Baptist Church of Tallassee pastor David Bentley has passed away. He was 93.

Bentley served at First Baptist for 34 years. He took the position in 1966. He moved to Auburn after his retirement in 1990.

Bentley's book, "Bless Their Hearts," chronicles the history of First Baptist Church. First Baptist featured a reading by Bentley from a chapter in the book called, "A Final Farewell," during its 1997 homecoming.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Jo Marion and survived by his daughter, Deborah Lindsey (Danny); brother Robert J. Bentley; grandson, Daniel Matthew Lindsey (Brittany); and granddaughter, Rebecca Ann Lindsey.

Services were held on Monday, Dec. 10 at First Baptist Church in Opelika.

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