Kenneth "Red" Ledford, age 81 of Hayesville, NC, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2010 at his residence.
Kenneth was born in Clay County, NC to the late Richard and Lassie Mae (Donaldson) Ledford. He was a member of Faith Tabernacle Pentacostal Church.
He was preceded in death by his son, David L Ledford, brothers, Arvil and Garland Ledford, sisters, Ruth Stamey, Opal Hughes and Betty Davis.
Kenneth was an avid hunter and fisherman, a very talented musician and loved his friends and fellow musicians at Penland's Store. He loved his great-grandchildren and loved to give them money.
Survivors include his wife Louise Ledford of Hayesville, NC, life long friend and companion, Ruth Ledford of Hayesville, NC, daughter & son-in-law, Fleta & Charles Norton of Loganville, GA, daughter & son-in-law, Shirley & Stephen Sellers of Hayesville, NC, daughter & son-in-law, Peggy & Danny Sedberry of Troy, NC, daughter & son-in-law, Patsy & Mike Gribble of Hayesville, NC, daughter, Pam McClure of Hayesville, NC, daughter-in-law, Sharon Ledford of Hayesville, NC, sister & brother-in-law, Janet & June Ledford Candler, NC, sister & brother-in-law, Mattie & Ray Stillwell of Hayesville, NC, brother sister-in-law, Alvin & Henrietta Ledford of Hayesville, NC, 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 10 step-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Hiawassee, GA with Rev. Bill Dyer officiating. Music provided by David Anderson and others. Interment will follow in Myers Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Norton, Dan Norton, Scott Ledford, Jason Gribble, Justin McClure and Dylan Sellers. Honorary pallbearer will be Jeremy McClure.
The family will receive friends at Cochran Funeral Home in Hiawassee on Sunday August 29 from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. The Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, NC in charge of arrangements.
1:00PM to 3:00PM on Sunday, August 29th, 2010 at Cochran Funeral Home - Hiawassee Chapel
3:00PM at Cochran Funeral Home Hiawassee Chapel on Sunday, August 29th, 2010