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April 15, 2024

James Larry Echerd

James Larry Echerd, 81, passed away on 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.

Those left to cherish the memories of James include his children, Toni Stafford, James Larry Echerd, Jr., and Daniel Echerd; brothers, Donald Echerd and Paul Echerd; and a sister, Jeanette Knox.

A family-led visitation will be held Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at Freedom Baptist Church from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The memorial service will be Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at Freedom Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. 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.

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  1. Brandy Rowe on December 17, 2023 at 8:30 pm

    So sorry for you loss Toni, Jamie, and Danny. Larry and Martha was always second parents to me. I have so many memories of being there growing up with Shannon. I loved you parents dearly.

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