Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Frederick Earl Efird Jr.

Frederick Earl Efird Jr., 84, of Oakboro passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 in Bethany Woods Nursing and Rehab Center.  His funeral service will be graveside at 2 PM on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in the Oakboro Cemetery with Rev. Keith Walters officiating.  There will be no formal visitation.

Born December 24, 1933 in Stanly County, NC, he was the son of the late Frederick Earl Efird Sr. and Dorothy Brewer Efird and was a former manager with A&P Grocery Stores and a former Deputy Sheriff with the Stanly County Sheriff’s Dept.  He was a member of the Church of God and a veteran of the US Army.  Mr. Efird loved woodworking and gardening.

Mr. Efird is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marie Brooks Efird of the home.  Other survivors include daughter Kim Terry and husband Joseph of Reidsville, brothers Lowell Efird of Gibsonville and Garnald Efird of Charlotte, sister Sybil Russell of Norwood, grandchildren Riley McMillian and Sam Davis and 4 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter Dee Ann Efird, grandchild Tanner Davis, and three sisters Cynthia Efird, Wanda Mullis and Phyllis Talbert.


  • Margaret Snyder Posted December 30, 2017 12:50 pm

    Marie, I am so sorry to learn this today. I told you I would come visit you at some time but I never got around to doing it. I don’t get out much anymore. I’ve had several health problem and a few broken bones so I stay home most of the time. I remember the nice visits we had when the girls were little – so long ago. Tammi has one daughter, Bailey Grace, who is a sophomore at Catawba.

    Again,I am sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is and I wish you peace and comfort in knowing Fred and Dee
    Ann are together again.

    I may shock you one day and come see you but I’ll call first.

  • Bill & Kellie Tucker Posted December 30, 2017 3:55 pm

    Marie & Kim,
    We are so sorry to hear this. You are all in our prayers.

  • Sharon Thompson Posted December 30, 2017 5:15 pm

    So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. God bless you in this difficult time.

  • Ana Posted January 3, 2018 11:20 am

    Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone can not ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. May God give you and your family comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they resurrected as per John 5:28-29. May these words give you a new hope, with deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.

  • Carol Shank Posted January 15, 2018 5:01 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My best friend was Phyllis. So I feel I know each brother and sister. Marie, I am so sorry for your loss. I met you several time. My heart goes out to your family. Prayers for your family.

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