Myrtle Ledbetter

SHELBY - Myrtle H. Ledbetter, 104, passed away Nov. 7, 2012, at her daughter's home.

A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Lemuel Newton and Leona Northy Harrill. She was also preceded in death by her hus-band, Joe Rex Ledbetter; daughter, Elizabeth Ledbetter Lampe; and all of her brothers and sisters. Myrtle was a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church. She loved flowers, gardening, traveling and her church work. The legacy of her Christian Life has had a tremendous influence on her family, her church fam-ily, and many friends, as well as strangers and anyone in need.

Myrtle is survived by her daughters, Jo Anne Hopkins of Fort Valley, Ga., and Peggy Parker and husband, Floyd, of Gastonia; sons, Leon Ledbetter and wife, Gertrude, of Shelby and Lemuel Ledbetter and wife, Mary, of Shelby; grandchildren, Dollie Jackson, Crystal Biddix, Joel Ledbetter, Calvin Ledbetter, Ricky Ledbetter, Kelly Ramsey, Sherese Rue, Lisa Purkey, Leslie VanPelt, Dean Hoyle, Rex Lampe and Lisa McMurray; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held 3 p.m. Friday at Flint Hill Baptist Church. The Revs. Shane Kirby, Keith Dixon and Floyd Parker will be officiat-ing.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the church life enrichment center.

Burial will be in Cleveland Memorial Park.

At other times, the family will be at the home of grandson Calvin Ledbetter, 1515 Maple Springs Church Road, Shelby.

Memorials may be made to Lottie Moon Offering c/o Flint Hill Baptist Church, 2207 Flint Hill Church Road, Shelby, NC 28152.

Guest registry is available at

Published in Gaston Gazette from Nov. 8 to Nov. 9, 2012