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Mary E. Liford

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Mary E. Liford

Canton - Mary Jane Earley Liford, 85, of Canton, entered into the arms of Heaven's angels Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

Mrs. Liford was born June 4, 1927 in Haywood County to the late Randolf Earley and the late Inga Rebecca Cathey Earley. She was a lifelong resident of Canton and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her spiritual faith played an important part in her life and she was a devoted member of Mountain View Church of God. Mary enjoyed "going out to eat" with her friends and family and she always felt blessed with happiness when she was surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren . They were truly her pride and joy. Her delicious chocolate cakes and pies were favorites at family gatherings and she also graciously shared these with her friends throughout the community. Our treasured memories of Mary Earley Liford will be a part of each of us forever.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Liford who passed away in 1982; her son-in-law, Dwight "Sonny" Willis; two brothers and a sister.

Surviving are her daughters, Sharon Taylor and her husband, Roy Taylor of Canton and Vickie Willis of Canton; grandchildren, Rob Taylor and his wife, Candie Taylor of Kenly, NC, Tracy Willis and his wife, Jacqueline Willis of Canton and John Taylor and his wife, Teri Taylor of Canton; great-grandchildren, Evan, Jacob, Peyton, Jordan and Cobie; sisters-in-law, Creola Bradburn of Canton and Ethel Hatherlee of Canton and a host of friends who loved her dearly.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Mountain View Church of God. Pastor Rob Taylor, Mrs. Liford's grandson, and also Pastor Herman Toney will be officiating at the funeral service. Special music will be presented by Mr. Roy Taylor, Mrs. Liford's son-in-law. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde. Mrs. Liford's grandchildren and great-grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Liford familyand words of comfort may be shared at


Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 21, 2013
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