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1942 James 2023

James Larry Echerd

December 3, 1942 — December 13, 2023

James Larry Echerd, age 81, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at Carolina Caring in Catawba County. He was born to the late Roscoe Columbus Echerd and Hattie Hammer Echerd on Thursday, December 3, 1942, in Alexander County. During his working career, James worked as a sheeter operator for Gulf States Paper. Mr. Echerd was a member of Freedom Baptist Church. James enjoyed going to flea markets, buying and selling stuff, antiquing, hunting, and fishing.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Martha White Echerd; daughter, Shannon Williams; brother, Basil Echerd; sisters, Mable Wilburn, Birdie Mae Mooney, and Evelyn Echerd.

Those left to cherish the memories of James include his children, Toni Stafford (Shannon), James Larry Echerd, Jr. (Sonya), Daniel Echerd; brothers, Donald Echerd, Paul Echerd; sister, Jeanette Knox; five grandchildren, Brandon Echerd, Katherine Stroud, Brook Heaton, Brittany Barber, Kendra Stafford Robinson (Alec); four great-grandchildren, Bentley Adcock, Caleb Stroud, Bethany Stroud, Olivia Stroud; a number of nieces, nephews, and special friends.

A family led visitation will be held Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at Freedom Baptist Church from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The memorial service will be Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at Freedom Baptist Church at 3:00 pm. Inurnment will be with the family. Rev. Sam Vallini will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Freedom Baptist Church, PO Box 542, Hiddenite, NC 28636 or Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Road Building 3, Suite A, Newton, NC 28658.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com

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