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Barbara Ann Carter

She was the daughter of the late Myrtle Holderby and Turner Carter. She graduated from Reidsville High School and the University of N.C. at Greensboro. For more than 30 years, she served the state in Rockingham County’s district attorney’s office. She was honored at a retirement dinner with 153 people attending. Lawyers, former district attorney’s , fellow courthouse employees and law enforcement officers paid tribute to her. She was a soft-spoken, kind , generous and humble person who put others before herself.

She was devoted to her church, Main Street United Methodist, where she sang in the choir, played the church bells, and led the children’s choir.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by cousins, Betty Holderby Holmes, John “Buck” Holderby and Annette Barker.

Barbara is survived by her cousins, Gail Holderby Crumpler, Ronald Barker, Lynwood Barker; Phyllis Holderby, wife of the late Buck Holderby; in addition to numerous other extended family members.

In memory of Barbara, because she loved God and served the church faithfully throughout her life, her family suggest memorial contributions to Main Street United Methodist Church,  PO Box 338, Reidsville,NC 27320

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A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Carter

Karen Toler Aug 31 2022 1:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Carter

Linda Cain Aug 23 2022 9:10 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Carter

Karyn Meeks Aug 20 2022 7:21 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Carter

Willie Eastwood Pinnix Aug 18 2022 6:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Carter

Brenda Page Aug 18 2022 4:54 PM

Barbara is a long-serving member of Main Street United Methodist Church Women's Circles. She sent many thousands of cards and letters to the infirmed and recovering patients. She was a friend to my mother and many in the community as they recovered from illness or in nursing care. A dear lady who lived a life of service to others.

Dave Williams Aug 18 2022 4:42 PM

My mother, Dorothy Breeze, was fortunate to have Barbara as a friend at Penn Nursing Center. My mother looked forward to their lunches together and many times told me how kind and thoughtful Barbara was. She will be missed.

Kay Breeze Tucker Aug 18 2022 1:52 PM

I always loved Barbara's sweetness and her devotion to other people. A few years back after we had a significant snow/ice storm, I went to the Reidsville post office and there was Barbara with a shovel cleaning the one handicapped parking space. She had a little mattock chipping the ice and a flat shovel throwing the mess off to the side. She told me she did not want anyone to get out and fall on the ice and hurt themselves and was thankful that she was able to do something that might save someone from getting hurt. And all of this with the wind howling and the temperature was in the upper 20's. Seeing that sweet humble lady doing this selfless job to help others is one of the most indelible images in my brain. Thankyou Barbara for making this world a better place. May all those who knew her pass on good deeds and love in her memory to those we see that are in need.

KEITH Davis Aug 18 2022 11:23 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Carter

Pam Williams Aug 18 2022 8:08 AM

I was very fortunate to meet Barbara when she came to play the piano for Faith Christian Church. I will always remember her because she was a true servant for our Lord. I know she will be missed by all who knew her.

Brenda Dyson Aug 18 2022 12:18 AM

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