Mary Ledbetter

SHELBY - Mary Elizabeth Blanton Ledbetter, 91, died Jan. 1, 2013, at Rex Rehab of Apex.

A native of Cherokee County, she was born Oct. 18, 1921, daughter of the late John and Lizzie Ellis Blanton.

A celebration service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends following the service, in the church fellowship hall.

A private family burial will take place in the church cemetery, prior to the service.

Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be sent online at

Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 3, 2013