Barbara Marley Reynolds 81, died Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Peak Resources Pinelake, Carthage, NC.


Barbara was a native of Moore County and a graduate of Elise High School. She had a wonderful, caring personality and smile, she loved people.  Barbara was a loving daughter, sister and aunt.  She worked in textiles until her retirement.  She enjoyed being outdoors, gardening and also working at Marley’s Greenhouse, owned and operated by her twin brother.  Barbara was a wonderful cook. She baked pies and cakes that she shared with her co-workers and the whole community.  Barbara also was talented in needle craft, sewing and crocheting. She was a daughter of the late William Plennie and Flossie Mae Stutts Marley and was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, John Wendell Reynolds; siblings:  Ruth Maness, Virginia Moore, Julia Marley, Grady Marley, William Graham Marley, Edna Garner, Naomi Brown, Everett Marley.


Barbara is survived by sister: Emily Owens and husband Bobby; brother: Norman Marley; many nieces, nephews and friends.


Funeral service will be 1:00 PM,  Wednesday, June 23, 2021  at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, where she was a member, with the Reverend  Sam Grist and Reverend Robert Kidd officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  


Memorials may be made to: Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church 1595 North Moore Rd. Robbins, NC  27325 or the Charity of your choice..


Condolences may be made to


Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Reynolds family.


Memories Timeline


  1. Barbara was always kind to me and very supportive. She had a generous heart and a sweet spirit. She had a wonderful laugh and a beautiful smile. God bless all of you who loved her. She was a very special lady.

  2. I will forever love you Mrs. Barbara! It was a joy taking care of you the past 2 years. I will never forget your laugh, our stories or the many memories we shared! I thank you for allowing me to be apart of your life! I know you are happy to be back with Mr. Wendell! I will miss you down here. Although I will see you again I love you always!!

  3. Barbara was always a good friend. We worked together at Ithaca for years. She will be missed.

    Ricky and Gail Smith

  4. Prayers for the family. Barbara was a good person. She’s in Heaven with Wendell now rejoicing with the rest of her family and the Angels. Hugs and love to you Barbara ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

  5. Such a great neighbor and friend. Our thoughts are with her family as they celebrate a life that touched may people in such a positive manner.

  6. So sorry to hear the news of Barbara’s passing. She and Wendell were wonderful neighbors to my Grandparents. (Dewey and Daphne Martindale.) I know there is a beautiful reunion in Heaven. Praying for the family and loved ones. May the Lord comfort as only he can.

  7. Our deepest sympathy to Barbara’s family! She was one of the sweetest persons I knew! Love and prayers!
    Pam & Arnold Hussey

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