Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Catherine Ann Early

Catherine Ann Early, 70, of Richfield passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Her funeral service will be in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel on Wednesday at 3 PM with Pastor Ron Loflin officiating. Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle from 1 until 2:30 prior to the service.

Born December 7, 1948 in Stanly County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Jake Glover and Geneva Ridenhour Glover. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Norwood and was a retired employee of E J Snyder. She loved to read and to make greeting cards.

Her husband Terry Early passed away shortly after her, as a result of the motor vehicle accident. She is survived by sister Shirley Smith (L. C.) of Norwood, very special Aunt Dianne Winfree (Gerald) of Richfield, and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Early family.

1 Comment

  • Rebecca(Becky) Hollis Posted July 22, 2019 9:02 pm

    I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Catherine and Terry. Please know that I liked both of them so very much. I always looked forward to seeing them while I was working and though I haven’t seen them in the last few years, I will miss them. My love to the family and friends of Catherine and Terry Early. and may God bless you all with healing.

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