Mabel Frances Townsend Bentley, age 89, of Lenoir, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019. She was a native of Watauga County and the daughter of the late Tom and Mabel Fannie Townsend. Mabel was a devoted member of Central Assembly of God in Boone. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Bill Bentley, a son, Herbert Bentley, brothers, Clay and Joe Townsend, a sister, Jean Cornett, and a grandson, Jason Bentley. She is survived by three sons, David and wife Anita Bentley of Mountain City, TN., Donald and wife Elizabeth Bentley of Lenoir, and Mark Bentley of Lenoir. One daughter, Sandra (Sandy) Kincaid and husband Buddy of Lenoir. Three sisters, Norma Townsend, Hazel Townsend, and Beatrice Pitts, all of Boone. Also, eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Ted Townsend and Herbert Townsend both of Boone. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mabel Frances Townsend Bentley will be conducted Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Central Assembly of God. Pastor Chuck Bristle will officiate. Burial will follow in the White Cemetery, Shulls Mill Road. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the service time of 2:00 p.m. in the church. At other times friends may call at the home of Sandy Kincaid, 2085 Kincaid Hill Road, Lenoir and/or at the home of David Bentley, 198 Carly Lewis Lane, Mountain City, TN. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, N.C. 28645. Online condolences may be shared with the Bentley family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. Austin and Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory (Boone, NC) is serving the Bentley family.