Reba Wallace Carden

April 1, 1927November 4, 2017

Reba Wallace Carden, 90, of Wake County passed away November 4, 2017. She was born in Johnston County to Willie and Ina Wallace on April 1, 1927. She worked as a food service manager at NCSU. She was a committed Christian and member of The Capitol Church and was known for her many hats. Reba was a devoted spouse, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Reba was preceded in death by her parents, eight brothers, two sisters, and husband, Baxter C. Carden. Reba is survived by son, Tim Beasley (Ann); grandchildren, Jeff Beasley (Paige), Amy Cook (Bobby), Wendy Roberts (Josh); great-grandchildren, Hailey (Chris), Caitlyn, Parker, Blake, Wesley, Reid, Cole, Taya; great-great-grandson, Bentlie; sisters, Helen Smith and Linda Joyner; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Transitions LifeCare of Raleigh. Visitation will be held at McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton, NC on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 6-8pm. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 11am at McLaurin Funeral Home with graveside at Pinecrest Memorial Park to follow. Online condolences can be made at


  • Visitation

    Monday, November 6, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017


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Belinda Peppers

November 6, 2017

Heaven just got a lot brighter today when Mrs. Reba Carden entered the pearly gates. While I am selfishly so sad and completely devastated that I want get to see her on earth anymore I am rejoicing for the spirit she is carrying with her and spreading to everyone there. She was a great neighbor and a dear friend for over 20 years and will be missed by all.

James and Belinda Peppers

Raleigh, NC

Luann and Wayne Bumgardner

November 5, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Reba was a dear lady and great neighbor. I will always remember her beautiful hats, and delicious pound cake.
May God give you peace and comfort.