Mrs. Flora Louise McCarter Ledford, 67, of Sylvania, passed Thursday evening, Dec. 27, 2012, at the Ogeechee Area Hospice inpatient facility in Statesboro.
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She was born in Sevierville, Tenn., to the late Eva Lee Reed and John Edward McCarter. She moved to Screven County in 1996 and operated Testmaster Co., along with her husband, for 38 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sylvania and also the Joy Sunday school class. She loved gardening and will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her siblings Bud McCarter, Ben McCarter and Jean Rigsby.
Survivors include her husband, Arthur Leon Ledford of Sylvania; son and daughter-in-law Larry Lynn and Kristie Reagan Ledford of Guyton; daughters and sons-in-law Leslie and Henry Dickerson of Guyton and Gina Leigh and Derek Harnage of Statesboro; brothers, Carl McCarter of Sevierville, James McCarter of Seymour, Tenn., and Gordon McCarter of Maryville, Tenn.; sister, Shirley Kaufman of Sevierville; and grandchildren, Trent Dickerson, Ericka Ledford, Johnathan Ledford, Bryce Harnage, Tyson Harnage and Cade Harnage.
Visitation was held Sunday, Dec. 30, at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home Screven Chapel. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Sylvania with the Rev. Dr. Charlie Cooper officiating. Interment followed in the Effingham Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers were Charlie Boswell, Larry Gordon, Tim Callison, William Triplett, Bill Ford and Henry Dickerson. Members of the Joy Sunday school class served as honorary pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 318, Sylvania, GA 30467.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home Screven Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.
Published in Effingham Herald from Jan. 3 to Feb. 2, 2013