Kirksey Funeral Home

69 North Main Street, Marion, NC


Frank Edward Effler

December 31, 1924January 1, 2020

Frank Edward Effler, of Old Fort, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, just one day after his 95th birthday. A native of McDowell County, Mr. Effler was born to the late S.V. Effler and Bertie Chrisawn. He worked in construction and was a member of Valley Chapel Baptist Church. Mr. Effler was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Irene Gaddy Effler. Mr. Effler is survived by his son, Larry Effler, of Old Fort. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 2 o’clock PM at Kirksey Funeral Chapel in Old Fort with Reverend Gary Webb officiating. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 PM prior to the service. Burial will follow in Valley View Memorial Park. Kirksey Funeral Home has the honor of serving the Effler family.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Interment Thursday, January 9, 2020

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