Effie Mae Franklin Curtis McGalliard
May 11, 1931 to Oct. 20, 2021
Effie Mae Franklin Curtis McGalliard, 90, of Valdese, NC passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Born in Burke County, NC on May 11, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Della Estelle Franklin. Effie was a member of Enon Baptist Church and was a member of the Joy Bell Group. She worked at Chesterfield Elementary, Harris Teeter, Broughton Hospital, and Northwestern Bank. She also volunteered as a local 4-H leader.
Effie is survived by her sons, Gary Curtis (Betty) and Dionne Curtis (Kathleen); grandchildren, Gary Scott Curtis, Gregory Curtis (Ariel), Kimberly Curtis Garrison (Keith), and Allen Curtis (Dara); and great-grandchildren, Anna Curtis, Alyson Curtis, and Annabelle Curtis.
In addition to her mother, Effie was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel LeFate McGalliard.
Effie will be available for viewing from 10:30 to 11 a.m., Friday, October 22, 2021 at Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum. The cryptside service will follow at 11 a.m. with Revs. Gary Garner and Allen Curtis officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Shriners Hospital for Children.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Committal: Oct. 22, 2021
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