Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Jacob Columbus Efird

Jacob Columbus Efird, 82, of Oakboro, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Atrium Health Stanly. A celebration of life service will be held at 12:00PM on August 10, 2019 at Big Lick Baptist Church officiated by Pastor Jeff Springer. Visitation will be held from 11:00-12:00 prior to the service at the church.

Mr. Efird was born September 14, 1936 in Montgomery County to the late Christopher Columbus Efird and Margaret Ann Bass Efird. He was a member at Big Lick Baptist Church and retired from Stanly Knit.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Joreita Coble Efird of the home; son Stephen Craig Efird of Oakboro; daughters Melanie Jo Efird and Heather Belle Caine both of Oakboro; grandchildren Jeremy Shoe, Cayley Shoe, Jayce Caine, and Tanna Caine; sister Polly Ezzard of Georgia, and half brother Aaron Huneycutt of Wadesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Big Lick Baptist Church at 626 Big Lick Rd, Oakboro, NC 28129 or to the charity of your choice.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Locust is serving the Efird family.

1 Comment

  • Julie Posted August 11, 2019 9:03 pm

    Rest in peace Uncle Jacob. You will be missed by many.

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