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Earl Junior Ledford

May 9, 1944 ~ March 3, 2018 (age 73)


Earl Ledford, age 73, of Barnardsville, passed away on March 3rd, 2018.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Frank and Blanche Rathburn Ledford and husband of the late Gerry Williams Marshall who passed away in 2017.  He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Anne Penland Ledford; daughter, Denise Anne Marshall and son, Brian Owenby.  Earl was a US Navy and US Army Veteran. He was a member of Carson Chapel Baptist Church in Barnardsville.  Earl was the happiest when he was outdoors,  spending time in the mountains and fishing.

            Left to cherish his memories is daughter, Teresa Anne Ledford (Chad Price) of Old Fort; grandson, Marshall Crocker of Barnardsville; granddaughters: Mackenzie Crocker and Whitney Ledford, both of Hendersonville; sisters: Rexie Riddle of Barnardsville and Sheila Dickerson (Jim) of Swannanoa and brother, Carl David Ledford (Katie) of Burnsville.  Several  nieces, nephews and extended family members also survive, as well as Earl's beloved dog and best friend, Frisky.

            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 8th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services.  Rev. David Crowder will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Ledford-Atkins Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

            In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Yancey Funeral Services at 378 Charlie Brown Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.






























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