Shirley Ann Ledford, age 69, of the Bald Mountain Community, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late George Scott and Laurie Snelson Scott. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Norton; a brother, Frank Cecil Scott; sisters-in-law: Opal Grant and Pauline Pigg and a brother-in-law, Rev. James Ledford. Shirley was the heart of her family. She enjoyed quilting and working in her flowers. She will be remembered as a strong and brave woman who was a friend to all.
Surviving is her loving husband of 51 years, Sam Ledford; daughters: Laurie Roy and husband, David, of Pittsburg, PA, Susan Ledford of Morganton and Martha McCandless and husband, Paul, of Bald Mountain; sons: George Ledford of Burnsville and Keith Ledford of Asheville; sister, Martha Jane Burleson of Marion; brothers; Jimmy Scott and Frank Scott and wife, Maxine, of Burnsville; grandchildren: Makayla Roy, Mackenzie Roy, Tabatha Renfro, Cody Stanfill, Taylor Stanfill, Gabrielle Jones, Samantha Gardner, Tristan McCandless and Ashtan McCandless; four great-grandchildren: Mason Hartley, Elaina Jones, Waylon McCandless and Nova McCandless; sisters-in-law: Magadline Horseman, Mable Burl (Crateus), Ruth Gibbs, Fay Smith and Maude Wilson (Mike) and brothers-in-law: Frank Ledford (Linda), Hairm Ledford (Tammy) and Glenn Ledford (Teresa).
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 16th at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Rev. Jerry Shelton will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in the Ledford Cemetery when weather permits.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
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