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Harold Dean Ledford Sr.

January 21, 1927 ~ September 15, 2019 (age 92)


On Sunday September 15, 2019 Harold Dean Ledford Sr. 92 of Vale, NC State Veterans Home, Black Mountain went home to be with his Lord and savior peacefully surrounded by his family at Carolina Caring in Newton. He was a WWII veteran serving as Corporal in the US Army 16th Armored Artillery Division. He was born January 21, 1927 to the late Elmer Grady Ledford and Sarah Smith Ledford. 

Survived by four daughters Gay Dorsey and husband Bill of Vale, Debra Moody of Granite Falls, Shirley Ledford of Mocksville, Sarah Potter and husband Donnie of Granite Falls; a son Jim Ledford and wife Kim of Granite Falls; three sisters Charlotte Cook of Hickory, Eula Hefner of Hickory, Brenda Sluder of Vale; a brother E.G. (Samp) Ledford of Hickory. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 

Preceded in death by his parents, a son, Harold Dean Ledford Jr.; two grandchildren Matthew Bernard Potter and Emily Diana Potter; four sisters Betty Jo Ledford, Maxine Dickinson, Arlene Parsons, and Rita Lutz; and two brothers Galen Ledford and J.P. (Bud) Ledford. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:30 pm Sunday September 22, 2019 at Jenkins Funeral Home 4081 Startown Road, Newton NC with Pastor Diane Cline officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. 

A private family internment will be held at Catawba Memorial Park at a later date. 

Please sign the online guestbook at The Ledford family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton 828-464-1555.

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Celebration of Life
September 22, 2019

2:30 PM

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