Margaret Erwin Cochrane Reynolds, 99, passed away peacefully Monday, June 29, 2015. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 10, 1915, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Grier Cochrane (Elinar Reynolds Caldwell). She spent her youth in Charlotte and attended Peace College.
Mrs. Reynolds married Arthur Eugene Reynolds, Jr. of Salisbury, North Carolina in 1937.
Mrs. Reynolds is survived by their children, Arthur Eugene Reynolds III (Patricia), David Caldwell Reynolds, and William Tharp Reynolds (Connie); nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a beloved niece Betsy Bunting of Raleigh as well as many other nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her husband (1963); her brothers Edward, Reynolds, and Hugh; a daughter in-law Beverly Ward Reynolds; and a grandson David Caldwell Jr.
Mrs. Reynolds raised her family with strength, character, and laughter in Raleigh. She raised three fine men who loved her dearly. Her grandchildren called her Nana. She was devoted to them, and they adored her. They loved spending holidays and summer weeks with her in Raleigh and at the beach. She was a hands-on grandmother with a sharp mind. She had a wonderful sense of humor and an endearing, delightful laugh.
Mrs. Reynolds touched the lives of many young couples in her years as a bridal consultant. She loved her family, North Carolina, the Tar Heels, her sewing group, painting, Montreat, the beach, traveling, her dogs, chocolate covered cherries, and a nice glass of Vouvray. Her family will miss her tremendously. They will carry on her spirit. A service is planned at Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Salisbury, North Carolina, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015.