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Barbara Bentley Carpenter

Posted By Jessica Twiford On February 7, 2022 @ 11:11 am In Obituaries,Outer Banks | 11 Comments

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Barbara Bentley Carpenter, 87, of Nags Head, NC died Saturday, February 5, 2022.

Born in Enid, OK on January 13, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Rose Constant Bentley and Rufus O. Bentley.

Even with her Adult Bible Studies Certification from Moody Bible Institute, Biblical Counseling Certification and several years at East Carolina University, there was none more important to her than her “AUG” (Approved Unto God) Degree. 2 Timothy 2:15

Barbara was a woman of God, knowing Jesus Christ as her Savior and lived her life according to Biblical Principles. Faithful Partner at Nags Head Church and before that Faith Evangelical Bible Church teaching women under the authority and leadership of the Pastors. She received her calling from the Lord in the early ’70s to follow Titus 2:3-5. “The older woman… is to teach the younger woman in the way that they should live… love their husbands and children… to be busy at home… so that the Word of God be not blasphemed.” Touching many lives, guiding them through the word of God with Grace and Love and sometimes even tough love. She always said that she was the Mother Hen and the women were her little chicks.

Barbara is survived by a daughter, Catherine Turner (Dan) of Kill Devil Hills, NC; two sons, Donald R. Carpenter, Jr. (Ann Borden) of Indian Beach, NC and Scott Alan Carpenter (Sonya) of Morehead City, NC; two grandchildren, Kenneth Day and Kristen Carpenter; three great-grandchildren, David, Jacob, and Catherine Day; one sister, Mary Ann Bentley of Ft. Worth, TX; and a brother, James R. Bentley of Palm Springs, CA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Ray Carpenter; and a sister, Joan Bentley.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 am on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at Nags Head Church with a graveside service at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Broad Creek Community Cemetery in Newport, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Creative Choices Pregnancy Resource Center (PO Box 595, Nags Head, NC 27959 or online at www.creativechoicesprc.com) or Coastal Pregnancy Care Center (PO Box 2306, Morehead City, NC 28557 or online at www.cpccenter.org).

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.


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Condolence from Pam Landrum on February 7th, 2022 3:02 pm

Cathy, I am very sorry to hear this. She was the one who led me to Christ at the old NHC building years ago. I shall never forget her and know I will see her again one day.

Condolence from Sylvie on February 8th, 2022 12:17 pm

We loved Barbara very much… during our last trip she said that she was working in the nursery and remembered the day Juliet arrived for the first time when she was 2 years old … and that was so sweet ❤️

Condolence from LC Johnson on February 8th, 2022 2:21 pm

Barbara’s warm and welcoming nature was evident in every interaction we had, whether by phone, email, social media, or in person. She and I shared a love of family roots and exploring the various branches of the family tree. I missed visiting with her in person these past few years and am so thankful we could connect by other means. She will be forever in our hearts. ~~ Linda and JP Johnson, Chesapeake, VA.

Condolence from Leigh (Whitaker) Madlinger on February 8th, 2022 3:20 pm

So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Carpenter was a shining example of the love of Jesus. I pray that your family experience the comfort and peace of knowing that she is resting in the arms of her Savior.

Condolence from Edie Arbogast on February 8th, 2022 4:05 pm

I studied with Barbara for many years. She was an inspiration to me. Thank you Ms. Barbara for being there so much for me during some difficult times. Praying for the family.

Condolence from Diana Bentley Morneault on February 8th, 2022 9:25 pm

We have lost our Bentley family historian! Barbara was such an inspiration and I’ll always remember her sitting patiently and listening to my Grandpa tell the story of his family. I don’t think any of us realized at the time what a special skill she had. She was the keeper to the great wisdom of our elders and she will be greatly missed.

Prayers to the family!

Condolence from Patricia J Bristow on February 9th, 2022 7:15 am

Cathy, so very sorry to hear of my dear friends’ death. She has fought hard for so long and I know she is resting with Jesus!
How I will miss her and all the precious memories we have shared over the years.
I am so very glad we dropped in for a visit last summer!
Cathy, Barbara was an inspiration to all who knew her. It didn’t take a person long to be in her presence to see the love of Jesus in her actions and ways! Especially the joy on her face as she would teach of the love of Jesus!
I loved her dearly and shall always remember the Monday studies in her home. She led me to places I never knew existed. She led me to so many areas of faith through her deep studies and prayers. I am so blessed to have been placed in her presence even if it wasn’t for as long as I would have liked.
May our Lord and Savior be with you today and always as we remember her precious life in Christ. My love to you and your family during this most difficult time.

Pat Bristow

Condolence from Carolyn Webb on February 9th, 2022 12:31 pm

Bobby and I met Don and Barbara and you children soon after your move to Broad Creek. Our friendship was instant! Little did we know then that Scott and Sonya would marry. God works in our lives and brings us together to have relationship! Barbara was a blessing to many, and we shall miss her. Love all of you,

Condolence from Pamela McNeil on February 9th, 2022 3:08 pm

Cathy,Buzzy,Scott and entire Carpenter family you have my love and sympathy in the loss of our dear Barbara.What a kind lady she was to Donnie and myself.Grat memories of her here at the Broad Creek Methodist church. I will be working Saturday but know I have you all in my prayers.Much love Pamela McNeil.

Condolence from Kim Sawyer on February 9th, 2022 8:14 pm

Barbara was a great teacher. I feel lucky to have met her and to have been a beneficiary of one of her many gifts. I love the picture you chose of your mom. She was a true light. She will be watching over you now. I hope your memories of her and knowing how many people she has touched will sustain you. thank you Barbara! xo

Condolence from Cheryl Burke on February 11th, 2022 9:22 am

Barbara was a precious woman of God and such an example for so many women. I am so grateful for the Bible studies I used to attend with her and her friendship. I am so sorry for your loss, but there is no doubt she is celebrating in heaven. I love you all.

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