McDOWELL COUNTY, NC - OBITUARIES - Troy A. Ledford, 12 Jul 2001 ==================================================================== USGENWEB NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, data may be used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or for presentation by other persons or organizations. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material for purposes other than stated above must obtain the written consent of the file contributor. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access. This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by: Mitchell News Journal www.mitchellnews.com/ ==================================================================== TROY A. LEDFORD MARION – Troy A. Ledford, 88, died Thursday, July 12, 2001 in McDowell County Hospital. He was the son of the late Flecher and Martha Ledford, and husband of the late Louise McKinney Ledford. He was also preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters. A member of Freedom Baptist Church in Black Mountain and formerly a long-time member of Trinity Freewill Baptist Church, he was also past clerk of First Freewill Baptist Church. He was retired from the N.C. Department of Corrections and did a tour of duty with the Merchant Marines. Survivors include his wife, Marie Wright Ledford of the home; daughter, Delores L. Ross of Charlotte; sons, Roger Wright of Linville Falls, Danny Wright of Charlotte, Lanny Wright of Bakersville, and Donald McKinney of Marion; niece Jean Marlow; 10 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home. Revs. Carl Roland and Ernest Craig officiated. Burial was in McDowell Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 31 College Place Building, C Suite 100, Asheville, NC 28801.