Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Jean Almond Drye

Jean Almond Drye, 78, of Stanfield passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Stanly Manor in Albemarle. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 2PM at First Baptist Church of Stanfield with Rev. Bruce League officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior to the service in the church.

Born September 11, 1940 in Stanly County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Adam P. Almond and Carrie Barbee Almond.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Stanfield and worked for many years as a seamstress.

She was preceded in death by her husband Billy Wayne Drye.  She is survived by sons Devin Drye (Cheryl) of Greensboro, NC and Todd Drye of Stanfield, daughter Gina Efird of Stanfield, sister Brenda Carpenter of Norwood, brothers Sid Almond, Jimmy Almond and Wayne Almond all of Albemarle, grandchildren, Eric Drye (Shannon), Chad Drye, Courtney Araujo (Angel) and Haley Efird, and great-grandchildren, Madeline, Rachel, and Susanna Drye.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207.

Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Locust is serving the Drye family.


  • Sandy Poplin Hicks Posted April 17, 2019 12:03 pm

    My prayers are with your family. She was a sweet lady

    • Angela M Tucker Posted April 17, 2019 12:13 pm

      I will miss her. I loved her. Jesus got him another Angel.

  • Rufus & Debbie Spivey Posted April 17, 2019 12:58 pm

    Miss Brenda and family.. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. Our loss is heavens gain, We all know someday the dead in Christ will rise and then in a twinkle of an eye all who remain will all be caught in the air and join our Saviour Lord Jesus Christ . May the Lord give you the peace that passes all undetstanding at this time and the days to come, but we will rejoice “Another sister in Christ has gone on to meet Him.”

  • Andria Barbee Coble & Kay Barbee Chaney Posted April 17, 2019 2:31 pm

    Sincere Sympathy to all of the family and friends. May God give you peace during this time. Jeanne is resting in the arms of Jesus and is completely healed.

  • Linda Posted April 20, 2019 11:11 am

    A wonderful friend and a pleasure to be in her company. I will miss her.

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