Rachel Garver Efird
CHINA GROVE - Mrs. Rachel Garver Efird, 87, of China Grove, passed away Feb. 11, 2013, at Presbyterian Hospital.
Born on March 5, 1925, in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Myrtle Goodman Garver. Mrs. Efird was a graduate of Landis High School and was a longtime active member of Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church. She and her husband were co-owners of Efird's Upholstery.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe C. Efird, on Dec. 6,1999; and grandchild Wayne Page on Dec. 14, 1971.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Elbert Efird (Linda Anne) and Roy Efird (Dolores), both of China Grove, and Henry Efird (Cheryl Ryan) of Mooresville; daughters Mary Ann Lambert (John), Lois Page (Larry), Janet Parsons (Steve), Connie Corriher (Tony C.) and Linda Rose Childress (Jimmy), all of China Grove.
She is also survived by a brother, Hoyle Garver (Virginia) of China Grove; sisters Pauline Brady and Ollie Morrow (Floyd), both of China Grove, Wilma Adcock (C.L.) of Kannapolis and Sarah Rebanell Meisimer of Cooleemee; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; and four step-great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation and Service: Visitation was Wednesday at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove with funeral Thursday at 3 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church with Rev. Joseph Tallent, minister. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials: May be made to Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, 750 Mt. Moriah Church Road, China Grove, NC 28023.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.com