Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Billie Wayne Efird Sr.

Billie Wayne Efird Sr., 83, of Albemarle passed away Monday, January 20, 2020 in Forrest Oakes Healthcare Center. His funeral will be 2 PM Thursday, January 23, 2020 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddie Hudson and Rev. Rufus Fulcher officiating. Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle on Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 PM.

Born July 25, 1936 in Stanly County, NC he was the son of the late Carl Grant Efird and Annie Surratt Efird. He was a retired finisher with Rusco and formerly worked with Stanly Fixtures. He attended Full Gospel Mission Church. He loved the Lord and loved serving the Lord.

Mr. Efird is survived by his wife of 63 years, Janie Whitley Efird of the home. Other survivors include four sons Steven Efird and wife Laurie of Albemarle, Darrell Efird and wife Carman of Lancaster, SC, Glenn Efird and wife Mary of Albemarle, Billie Efird Jr. and wife Trinity of Albemarle, three sisters Carol Kimrey of Albemarle, Peggy Harris of Eden, and Patricia Harris of Albemarle, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.


  • chuck stephens Posted January 21, 2020 12:50 pm

    Bill was a good man and alwas had a good word and a good neighbor .. RIP Bill you will be missed

  • David and Sarah Fisher Posted January 21, 2020 7:03 pm

    Our deepest condolences and prayers for the Efird family.

  • clifford young Posted January 23, 2020 12:24 pm

    RIP my friend, I will miss you

  • Steve & Eileen Young Posted January 23, 2020 12:27 pm

    Condolences to your family, ,

  • Katherine Posted January 27, 2020 8:37 pm

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of the love and support from everyone. Our family is truly grateful.

  • Cathy Love Books Posted February 6, 2020 12:48 pm

    Wayne, my deepest condolences in the loss of your dad. Prayers for you and your family.

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