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Dora Reynolds

Dora Reynolds, at 91 years of age, most recently of Sylva, North Carolina, left Earth on Thursday morning October 6, 2022, to dance with her beloved husband Richard once again. As many of you know who were able to visit her over the few weeks before her passing, she was full of wit, humor, intelligence and love of life on her own terms, to her last moments.

Whether you knew her as Mom, Grandy, Ma, a fellow crafter, a loyal patriot and supporter of the U.S. Marshall Service and its annual convention, “the legs and lees” of the Dora Explorer Wine Club always providing chocolate and a taste of salt for a perfect pairing, or simply “The Queen”, you were fortunate to have been loved by her and to have participated in her long and beautiful life.

Dora was born on October 3, 1931, to Ethel Smith Meadows and George Raymond Meadows in Huntington, West Virginia.  Dora was preceded in her passing by her parents, her loving husband Richard Reynolds, brother Ray Meadows and her son Thomas George Drenan. 

Dora’s character, reputation and the example of  a life well lived is a legacy for the family members she has left behind, for now, and for others she has touched and guided.  She will be dearly missed by her son Beau Drenan of Sylva, North Carolina, Michael Drenan of Jacksonville, Florida, five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, her sister Judy Keaton of Milton, West Virginia, four nieces and one nephew.  Also, a close step-son Marvin Reynolds (Kim) of Calabash, North Carolina and step-daughter, Sylvia Deal of Daytona, Florida.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the Four Seasons Hospice Care for the special care given to Dora and the family during Dora’s last days.

A celebration of her life and legacy will be held at her home in Sylva, North Carolina at a later date.  Family and friends will be notified.  In lieu of flowers, chocolate or wine, donations may be made in Dora’s name to: Four Seasons Hospice Care at https://fourseasonsfdn.org/ways-to-give/give-today/, 211 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792, or the US Marshal Service Survivors Benefits at https://usmarshalsfund.org/get-involved/donate, PO Box 11730, Bozeman, MT 59719.

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A candle was lit in memory of Dora Reynolds

Sharon Turner Nov 8 2022 5:55 PM

Dora will be greatly missed forever... One of a kind... loved her and enjoyed her friendship when we gathered these past years... Hugs and much love to you Beau and Michael and family and friends....

Cheryl Kruid Oct 15 2022 3:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dora Reynolds

David Preston Oct 12 2022 1:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dora Reynolds

Pat Wike Oct 10 2022 11:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dora Reynolds

Tara L Melton Miller Oct 10 2022 6:32 PM