KINGS MOUNTAIN - Carol Thomas Ledford, 81, resident of 1505 North Cansler Street, died May 7, 2014, at Robin Johnson Hospice House, Dallas. He was born in Cleveland County to the late Paul Thomas Ledford and Lillie Mae Huffstetler Ledford.
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He graduated from Bethware High School in 1950 and attended Howard's Business College, Shelby. He was former owner and operator of Kings Mountain Printing and Printcrafters, Inc. Charlotte. 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 United States 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.
He is survived by 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; sisters, Helen Allen of Charlotte 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.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.prior to the service in the parlor of the church.
Funeral service: 3 p.m. Sunday at Boyce Memorial ARP Church
Officiated by: The Rev. Nick Napier
Interment: Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain
Funeral home: Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: Robin Johnson Hospice House, 5005 Shepherds Way Drive, Dallas, NC 28034 or Boyce Memorial ARP Church, 111 Edgemont Drive, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or Mary's Grove United Methodist Church, 1223 Mary's Grove Church Road, Cherryville, NC 28021
Guest register: www.harrisfunerals.com
Published in Shelby Star on May 9, 2014