The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


July 2, 2014

Cheri A. Gifford, 44, of New Marshville, Ohio, passed away June 23, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 — New Marshfield, Ohio, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, in Albany, Ohio, as the result of an automobile accident in which she was a passenger.

Her funeral was at 1 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home in Albany, Ohio. Burial was at Alexander Cemetery in Athens, Ohio.

Born on April 9, 1970, in Fayetteville, N.C., she was the daughter of Robert C. and R. Susan Gifford of Albemarle, N.C.

She attended Ohio University and was a graduate of Columbus State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She was a Registered Nurse.

Survivors include her parents; her daughter, Zada Jane Wess of Columbus, Ohio and Zada’s father, John Wess; her fiancé, Chris Markin of New Marshfield, Ohio; one sister, Eva and her husband, Scott Eisnaugle of Albemarle, N.C.; grandmother, Doris Earnhardt of Greensboro, N.C.; aunt and uncle, Debra and Dwight Meredith of Greensboro, N.C.; and nephews, Jacob Gifford and Oliver Eisnaugle, both of Albemarle, N.C.

Cheri was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert and Elizabeth Gifford of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandfather, Homer Earnhardt of Albemarle, N.C.; and uncle, Tom Gifford of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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