Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home

522 Wilkesboro Blvd Se, Lenoir, NC


Larry Carol Marley

April 11, 1948August 31, 2019

Larry Carol Marley Sr., 71, of Blowing Rock passed away on August 31, 2019 at his residence with his loving wife by his side. Larry was born on April 11, 1948 in Caldwell County to the late Ralph Vernon Marley and Melba McNeil Marley. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother; Kenneth Marley. Larry and his son were grading contractors together for many years. Larry and his wife Carolyn, own and direct the Little Miss & Teen NC Pageant system. Those left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years, Caroyn Marley, children; Kymberly Faith Marley (Holden Beach, NC), Larry Carol Marley II and wife Paula (Lake Hickory, NC), sisters; Barbara Ann Pennell and husband Jim (Hudson, NC), Jeannie Corriher and husband Charles (Lenoir, NC), grandchildren; Brandon Kyle Smith (Denvor, CO), Rev. David Smith (Lake Hickory, NC), Arlexander Smith (Lake Hickory, NC), Trey L. C Marley III (Lake Hickory, NC), Paul Marley (Lake Hickory, NC) and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 6th, 2019 at Mt. Herman UMC of Hudson at 2:30 pm with Rev. Gary Shew, Rev. David Smith and Rev. Joe Parker officiating. A receiving of friends will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm prior to the service. A Private burial will follow the service. Pallbearers are: Larry Marley II (son), Rev. David Smith (grandson), Arlexander Smith (grandson), Trey L. C. Marley III (grandson), Paul Marley (grandson), Farrow Seehorn (nephew) and Johnathon Seehorn (nephew). Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com. In Lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request memorials be made in honor of Larry Sr. to the Blowing Rock Conference Center, P. O Box 2350, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Larry Carol Marley Sr.


  • Larry Marley II
  • Rev. David Smith
  • Arlexander Smith
  • Trey L.C. Marley III
  • Paul Marley
  • Farrow Seehorn
  • Johnathon Seehorn


  • Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 6, 2019


Larry Carol Marley

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Sherry Clark

September 10, 2019

So very sorry to hear about Larry. He was a funny and extremely nice man. We enjoyed our camping trips, etc. with you and Larry; it was a joy to be around him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Darrell Watts
Sherry Clark

Scott Avery

September 5, 2019

I was sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a kind man. He was always smiling and joking when I would see him shopping at Food Lion with his wife and he often liked to joke with me about whether we had any candy corn in stock. I will miss him asking me about that this year.

Sabra Townsend

September 4, 2019

So sorry to hear of your loss. We use to be neighbors. I'm Eddie Townsend's mom. Larry and Carolyn were so good to Eddie. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bonnie McNeil

September 3, 2019

Barbara and Jeannie, Larry was a very kind man who will be missed by all who knew him. You and your family are in my prayers

Bonnie McNeil Chelsie's Widow

Kayla Simcox

September 3, 2019

Mr. Larry was a wonderful person and him and Carolyn was like family to me and i love both of them with all my heart and i am so glad that i was the one that got the one and only Larry Marley award. I will always charish the moments that i got to spend with him and Carolyn i will always be here for you if you need me i love you both a wonderful man is gone but will NEVER be forgotten I LOVE YOU LARRY MARLEY

Linda Freeman

September 2, 2019

Carolyn, Kim & Larry
Your in my thoughts and Prayers♥️ May you feel Jesus with you now and days ahead. Feel his comfort each waking moment! Lean on your friends during this time and remember you are being lifted in prayer by so many!
In Christian Love,
Linda P. Freeman