The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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February 6, 2014

Lois Efird, 85, of Albemarle, died Feb. 4, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014 — Lois Cray Hudson Efird, 85 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at Forrest Oakes Healthcare Center in Albemarle.

Lois was born August 8, 1928, in Stanly County to the late “Bud” Krone Love Hudson and the late Minnie Lisk Hudson. She was also preceded in death in 2009 by her husband, Erastus “Cob” Efird.

The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2014, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service, officiated by the Rev. Mike Almond and Keith Menius, will be at 1 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2014, in Hartsell Funeral Home’s Lefler Memorial Chapel in Albemarle. Burial will follow at the Open Door Baptist Church Cemetery, 24639-A N.C. Hwy. 49, Richfield.

She is survived by her daughter, Phoebe (Mike) Almond, and son, Joel “Buddy” Efird, all of Albemarle; grandchildren, Candy (Mark) Troutman, Allen Almond, Shelly Efird (Heather), J.W. Efird and Heath Efird; great-grandchildren, Chesney Troutman, Ashley Almond and Carmen Efird; and sister, Margaret Wilhoit.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Memory Center, 485 N. Wendover Road, Charlotte, NC 28211.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Efird family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.

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