Mrs. Nancy Smith Reynolds, 87, of Connelly Springs, NC, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2023, at College Pines Health and Rehabilitation Center after a period of declining health.
Nancy was born July 9, 1935, in Connelly Springs, NC, a daughter of Rex and Ila (Ike) Lail Smith. She completed nurses training at NC Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1956. Nancy practiced as a Registered Nurse (RN), finishing her career in family practice at the Valdese Doctors Clinic on the staff of Dr. Miles Hudson. Following her retirement, she served as the first Town Clerk of the newly incorporated Town of Connelly Springs. Nancy was a dedicated lifelong member of Connelly Springs First Baptist Church where she served in numerous roles including Sunday School teacher, pianist, and historian.
Nancy was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Ben Reynolds. Surviving are her daughter, Susan Duckworth and husband Kevin of Connelly Springs, NC; beloved grandchildren; Le Hansen of Connelly Springs, NC, and Kyle Hansen (Kathleen) of Winston-Salem, NC; and precious great-grandchildren; Mason Sigmon and Mitchell Hansen. Other surviving special family members are Joshua Duckworth (Amie), Cameron Duckworth (Brittany), and Lydia Wright (Lance).
She is also survived by her siblings; Nita Smith and Elane Cornwell (Sammy) of Rutherford College, NC; Lynne Galvin, Mattie Belle Pope (Buzzy), and Jeff Smith (LuAnn) of Connelly Springs, NC; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Reynolds (Marsha) of Glen Alpine, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at Mtn. View Cemetery on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 4:00pm with the Reverend Patrick Sheldon officiating.
The Reynolds family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at College Pines and Amorem.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mtn. View Cemetery fund (PO Box 846, Rutherford College, NC 28671).