In Memory of



Obituary for Mrs. Ashlyn Barrier

Mrs. Ashlyn Laughlin Barrier, age 93, and a lifelong resident of Concord, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at Ann Street Senior Living in Kannapolis.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 20 at 11 am at Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Barrier will lie in state at Wilkinson Funeral Home on Friday, May 19 from 12 to 4 pm.

Mrs. Barrier was born February 15, 1930 in Cabarrus County and was the daughter of the late Eugene and Doris Wood Laughlin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lewis F. Barrier, and a brother, Jimmy Laughlin.

Ashlyn worked for years at the Cabarrus County Public Library and was most noted for driving the Bookmobile. She made it her goal to see that children throughout the county had access to books. Ashlyn herself was an avid reader, loving books of history and politics. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister, who will be dearly missed by her family.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Cynthia Barrier of Dallas, Texas; grandson, Taylor Shinn, Jr, sister, Betsy Sloop and niece, Tammy Miller, all of Concord, and nephew, Chip Sloop of Durham.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cabarrus County Public Library, 27 Union Street N., Concord, NC 28025.