Carol Thomas Ledford

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Carol Thomas LedfordKINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. - Carol Thomas Ledford, 81, resident of 1505 N. Cansler Street, Kings Mountain, N.C., died May 7, 2014, at Robin Johnson Hospice House, Dallas, N.C. He was born in Cleveland County, N.C., to the late Paul Thomas Ledford and Lillie Mae Huffstetler Ledford. He graduated from Bethware High School in 1950 and attended Howard's Business College, Shelby, N.C. He was former owner and operator of Kings Mountain Printing and Printcrafters, Inc., Charlotte, N.C. He was a former member of Mary's Grove United Methodist Church where he received a Lifetime Service Award. He was currently a member of Boyce Memorial ARP Church where he was a member of the Neil Baird Sunday School Class and formerly served as deacon and elder. Mr. Ledford served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed golfing and woodworking. He enjoyed building furniture for his children, grandchildren and friends. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Connie Bennett Ledford of Kings Mountain; sons, Scott Ledford and wife, Angie of Rock Hill, S.C., and Barry Thomas Ledford of Kings Mountain; daughter, Karen Roberts and husband, Craig of Greenville, N.C.; sisters, Helen Allen of Charlotte, N.C., and Pat Champion and husband, Carl of W. Melbourne, Fla.; grandchildren, Lauren Ledford, Katie Ledford, Paul Ledford, Nathan Ledford, Colton Roberts, Mackenzie Roberts and Sheldon Roberts; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Boyce Memorial ARP Church, with the Rev. Nick Napier officiating. Visitation will be 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 11, 2014, prior to the service in the parlor at Boyce Memorial ARP Church. Interment will be at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain. Memorials may be sent to Robin Johnson Hospice House, 5005 Shepherds Way Dr., Dallas, NC 28034; Boyce Memorial ARP Church, 111 Edgemont Dr., Kings Mountain, NC 28086; or Mary's Grove United Methodist Church, 1223 Mary's Grove Church Rd., Cherryville, NC 28021. A guest register is available at www.harrisfunerals.com. Arrangements are being made by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, N.C.

Published in The Herald on May 9, 2014
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