Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Helen Lois Ledford Kerrigan


07/08/1955 - 03/08/2019


Helen Lois Ledford Kerrigan, age 63, of Hayesville, NC passed away Friday, March 8, 2019 in Buncombe County, NC.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Clay County, NC and the daughter of the late Ralph and Geneva Patterson Ledford. Helen's passion was cooking. She had cooked for several restaurants and organizations.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Kendall Barnett and the love of her life, Newton Forrester.

She is survived by her children, Mendy Sanchez and Benny, Jonathan Forrester and Chris and Jason Forrester; her siblings, Virginia Monkus and Owen, Betty Ledford, Debbie Eller and Steve and David Ledford; grandchildren, Devin Conatser, Austin Conatser, Marcus Forrester and Emerson Forrester.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville. Rev. Clark Moss will officiate. Burial will be in the Union Hill Cemetery in Hayesville, NC. Pallbearers will be Scotty Monkus, Dustin Ledford, Devin Conatser, Austin Conatser, David Ledford and Ethan Monkus. Honorary pallbearers will be Marcus Forrester and Logan Thurman.

The family will receive friends from 12-2 pm, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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