Edward Luther Efird, 74, of Albemarle passed away peacefully at Novant Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte on Saturday, March 10. His funeral service will be at 2 PM Friday, March 16, 2018, at St. Martin Lutheran Church with Rev. Stephen Rust officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full Military Rites conducted by the Stanly County DAV Ritual Team. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 until 1:30 prior to the funeral service.
Mr. Efird was born on March 13, 1943 in Stanly County to the late Luther Brooks Efird and Maggie Lee Efird. He was a long-time farmer and worked in the family business at Efird’s Nursery and Landscaping and Efird’s Rifle Range. He was a veteran of the US Army and Mr. Efird was a long-time member of St. Martin Lutheran Church where he formerly served in the choir and on the church council.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 54 years, Bernita Efird; two children, Janna Efird Shaver and Landon Efird; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his brother Joseph L. Efird.