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Jack W. Ledford

Obituary Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Mr. Jack W. Ledford, age 89, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday June 8, 2011 at his home with his loving family at his bedside.

Jack was born in Hall County June 16, 1921. He lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. He was a farmer all of his adult life, raising chickens and cattle and selling produce. He worked at Gainesville Cotton Mill, then at the Burlington Pine Tree Plant in Dahlonega for several years. He retired from Barrow Manufacturing Co. and the Lumpkin County Farmers Co-op.

Jack served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was at Hiroshima, Japan less than two weeks after the first Atomic Bomb was dropped.

Jack was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Lumpkin County where he was a member for 70 years and a Deacon for 69 years.

He was the son of the late Rufus M. Ledford and Molly Anderson Ledford and was also preceded in death by brothers, J.D. Ledford, Frank Ledford, and R.W. Ledford; sisters, Nellie Ingram and Myrtle Sullens.

Jack is survived by his wife of 73 years, Lottie O'Kelley Ledford, Dahlonega, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Farrell and Reggie Gable, Dahlonega, GA; sister, Bertha Anderson, Dahlonega, GA; grandchildren, Bobby and Michele Ray, Dahlonega, GA, Shan and Margie Gable, Dawsonville, GA; great-grandchildren, Seth McCrary. Sara McCrary, Adam Ray, Reanna Ray, and Luke Ray. A large number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 PM Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church.

Rev. Dean Bryant, Rev. Phillip Robinson, Rev Casey Robinson, Rev. Les Fuller, Rev. Roger Dunagan, and Rev. Stephen Gerrells will officiate.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery with military honors provided by the Veterans Alliance Honor Guard.

Mr. Ledford will lie in state at the church from 1:30 PM until 2 PM on Saturday.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Thursday June 9, 2011 from 6 PM until 9 PM and on Friday from 12 Noon until 9 PM.

Flowers will be accepted. Those desiring to do so may make contributions to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Parkway #222, Gainesville, GA 30501 or to Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, c/o Jim McClure, 5575 Hwy 52 East, Dahlonega, GA 30533.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral Date
06/11/2011 at 12:00AM
Funeral Home
Banister Funeral Home