Obituary for Barbara Kinlaw Bailey of Carthage

Barbara Kinlaw Bailey, 80, of Carthage, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at First Health Hospice in Pinehurst surrounded by her husband of nearly 59 years and her children.

Born on November 12, 1942 in Lumberton, NC, she was the only child of the late Henry Mitchell Kinlaw and Lillie Evans Kinlaw.

Barbara graduated from High Point College in 1964 and was an elementary teacher in the Moore County school system for 30 years until her retirement in 1995.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Lester, and her two children, Michelle Bailey Jackson (Chris) of Apex, and Andy Bailey (Leeann) of Princeton, KY, and three beautiful grandchildren, Ava, Noah, and Ellie.

Barbara was a faithful member of Union Presbyterian Church for many years where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. Barbara enjoyed reading, singing, and spending time with friends and family, especially her beloved grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 7 at 3 pm at Union Presbyterian Church in Carthage. The family will receive friends before the service at 2 pm in the fellowship hall of Union Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow the service in the Union Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Union Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 898, Carthage, NC 28327 or to First Health Hospice House 251 Campground Rd, West End, NC 27376. 

Services entrusted to Fry and Prickett funeral home of Carthage. Online condolences may be made at

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