Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Martha Ann Shuford

Martha Ann Shuford, 84, of Albemarle, passed away Tuesday April 23, 2019 in Trinity Place. Her funeral service will be 2 Pm Sunday April 28, 2019 in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel of Albemarle with Rev. Danny Laws and Rev. Tab Whitley officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12 until 1:30 Pm prior to the service and at other times the family will be at her home.

Martha was born January 18, 1935 in Stanly County, NC and was the daughter of the late Odom Lee Pennington and Mellie Katherine Gudger Pennington. Mrs. Shuford was the former owner of the Colonial Restaurant in Edenton, NC and was a member of South Albemarle Baptist Church. Martha, throughout her life, she always appreciated a good sermon and on any day of the week. She attended any service she could with her husband Bob to thank God for his many blessings.

Mrs. Shuford is survived by her husband Bob Shuford. She is also survived by two sons Gary Fincher (Kathy Smith) of Ansonville, NC and Frank Baker, III of Cameron, NC,; daughter Beverly Baker of Merry Hill, NC; sister Betty Mason of Albemarle, NC; six grandchildren Jeff Smith of Wilmington, NC, Greg Fincher (Rachel) of Clanton, Alabama, BJ Potts (Yvette) of Edenton, NC, Tiffany Potts of Edenton, NC,  Clarissa Tracy (Paul) of Wilmington, NC. and nine great-grandchildren Jonah, Brooklyn, Jonathan, Brandon, Paulie, Scarlett, Trey, Johnna and Kendall. Martha was also preceded in death by a brother Dwayne Pennington.

A special thank you to all the care givers at Trinity Place, whom she loved with all of her heart.

Memorials may be given to Trinity Place Resident Care Fund, 24724 US Highway 52 S., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Shuford Family.


  • Carol Shank Posted April 24, 2019 8:19 pm

    Today, I learned Martha passed away. I grew up with Martha , her family and friends. My heart is really saddened to hear this .I pray that God will comfort you all in this sad time, and hold you in loving arms as only he can do.. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Becky Davis Posted April 25, 2019 3:28 am

    Sending our Thoughts n Prayers to the Family .

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