GROVER - Mary "Beth" Ledford, 44, of Grover, died on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of John Warren Kennedy and Mary Biggerstaff Kennedy.
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Beth's quick wit and wonderful personality gave her the ability to bring a smile to anyone's face. She was an avid reader and also loved to write. She was a faithful Duke University Basketball fan. She attended the Family Worship Center in Kings Mountain.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Mildred Biggerstaff Shaffer; and her brother, Richard Warren Kennedy.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Sharon Kennedy Hartman and Kim Kennedy Howell and husband Dicky, all of Shelby; one son, Spencer McSwain and wife Katherine of Shelby; three aunts, Judy McSwain, Jean Dover, and Sue Powell; two uncles, Ronnie Biggerstaff and Reynold Biggerstaff; and numerous nieces and nephews. .
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Funeral service: 2 p.m. Friday at Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel
Officiated by: The Rev. Roger Woodard
Burial: Cleveland Memorial Park
Funeral home: Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory is serving the family.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gastonia's Potters House Ministry, P.O. Box 322, Lowell, NC 28098
Online condolences: www.clevelandfuneralservice.com
Cleveland Funeral Services
2518 W Dixon Blvd
Shelby, NC 28152
Published in Shelby Star on Feb. 6, 2014