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John Franklin Ledford

CASAR — Mr. John Franklin Ledford, 81, of 301 Corinth Church Circle, died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby.

A native of Cleveland County, he was born Jan. 5, 1921. He was a retired self-employed farmer and member of New Home United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Marvin and Buna Lattimore Ledford; and a sister, Virginia Ledford.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary C. Ledford of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Brenda Ledford and Billy and Sherry Ledford, all of Lawndale; and a grandson and his wife, Max and Pam Ledford of Lawndale.

The funeral will be tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Stamey Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Lee officiating.

A graveside service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at New Home United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour before the funeral tonight at the funeral home.

A guest register is available online at

Memorials may be made to the New Home United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 186, Casar, NC 28020.