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1934 Effie 2021

Effie Trantham Robinette

June 16, 1934 — February 19, 2021

Effie Trantham Robinette
1934 - 2021

McAdenville – Effie Trantham Robinette, 86 passed away on February 19, 2021 at the Robin Johnson House. She was born in Jackson County, NC on June 16, 1934 to the late Phillip Arthur Trantham and Octia Buchanan Trantham. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 53 years, Joe Keith "Jokie" Robinette; her siblings, Thelma Jane Trantham, Edith "Ted" Grimsley, Catherine Poole, Sara Evelyn Dills, Ernest Trantham, Gene Trantham, Carl Trantham and Faye Hayes.

Effie retired from Pharr Yarns with over 40 years of dedicated services. She was a member of Springwood Church of God. Effie was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Survivors include children, Calvin Francis (Vickie) Payne Jr; Clara Faye Robinette Young, Timothy Keith (Kathy) Robinette; grandchildren Tammy Reep, Travis (Emily) Payne, Todd (Kelly)Payne, and Chase (Kayla) Payne; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Kyle, Katie, Garren, Daniel, Corey, Christopher, Wyatt, and Bailey; step grandchildren Kim, Julie, Scott; several great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; brother, John William Trantham, and sister, Carrie Ruth Taylor;

The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Gaston Memorial Park, Garden of Honor A section

Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, (Robin Johnson House) P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054 or Springwood Church of God, 1007 Hickory Grove Road, Gastonia, NC 28054.

The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Robin Johnson House. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, if you feel the need to stay home, a card or phone call to the family will be appreciated.

Condolences may be made to

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia (704) 864-5144 is serving the Family.
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