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William Kendall Bill Mabry
William Kendall Bill Mabry 92 of Norwood died Tuesday Afternoon, January 16, 2018.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 21, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Norwood. Rev. Bill Roberts and Rev. Bob Cauble will officiate and interment will follow in Norview Gardens with Full Military Rites by the Stanly County DAV and Masonic Graveside Rites. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

Bill was born December 14, 1925 in Mecklenburg County to the late John Clifford and Mary Louise Kendall Mabry. He was a 1944 Graduate of Norwood High School and a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Norwood where he was currently the oldest member. Bill loved his country and served in the United States Navy during WWII and the Army in the Korean War and retired from the North Carolina Air National Guard. Bill was a 33rd degree Master Mason and a member of the Charlotte Scottish Rite Bodies. He retired with many years of service with the United States Postal Service.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Doris Whitley Mabry of the home. Two daughters, Lisa Davis and husband Terry and Kenda Mabry of Norwood. One son Christopher Mabry of Albemarle. Six Grandchildren, John William Greenlee, Lindsay and Will Davis, Ashley Mabry, Dakota and Macy Barfield. Four Great-Grandchildren, Jordan, Grayson, Adeline and Micah.

He was preceded in death by his sister Mary Jo Harrington.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 948, Norwood, NC 28128


Sara Kay Caudle Thompson
Sara Kay Caudle Thompson 66 of Albemarle died Wednesday Evening, January 17, 2018 at her home.

Memorial Services will be held at 4:00 PM Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Freedom Holiness Church. Rev. Bryan Burris will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

She was born April 30, 1951 in Montgomery County to the late John Benton and Sara Crook Caudle. She was a textile retiree and a member of Freedom Holiness Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Terry Thompson and a sister Millie Huneycutt.

She is survived by her son, Terry B. Thompson and wife Teresa of Norwood. Two sisters, Debbie McRae and husband Max of Mt. Gilead and Shannon Brown and husband Alan of Gold Hill. Eight Grandchildren, Lee Thompson and wife Lee Ann, Aaron Thompson and wife Jessie, Bradley Thompson, Christian Thompson, Brittany Thompson, Courtney Thompson, Chris Purkey, Michael Purkey and wife Samm. Four Great-Grandchildren, Eli, Amelia, Judah and Millie Thompson.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie, 960 North First Street, Albemarle, NC 28001.


Frederick Earl Efird Jr.
Frederick Earl Efird Jr., 84, of Oakboro passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 in Bethany Woods Nursing and Rehab Center. His funeral service will be graveside at 2 PM on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in the Oakboro Cemetery with Rev. Keith Walters officiating. There will be no formal visitation.

Born December 24, 1933 in Stanly County, NC, he was the son of the late Frederick Earl Efird Sr. and Dorothy Brewer Efird and was a former manager with A&P Grocery Stores and a former Deputy Sheriff with the Stanly County Sheriffs Dept. He was a member of the Church of God and a veteran of the US Army. Mr. Efird loved woodworking and gardening.

Mr. Efird is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marie Brooks Efird of the home. Other survivors include daughter Kim Terry and husband Joseph of Reidsville, brothers Lowell Efird of Gibsonville and Garnald Efird of Charlotte, sister Sybil Russell of Norwood, grandchildren Riley McMillian and Sam Davis and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter Dee Ann Efird, grandchild Tanner Davis, and three sisters Cynthia Efird, Wanda Mullis and Phyllis Talbert.