Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for James Harold Ledford


01/13/1936 - 08/03/2020


James Harold Ledford, age 84 of Murphy, NC passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC and the son of the late Albert and Marion Reid Ledford. Harold was a logger and a member of Bell Hill Baptist Church. He enjoyed cattle farming and hanging out with his friends at Thurman Hamby's garage. Harold cherished his grandchildren and his great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Jerry Ledford, and one sister, Charlene Kelley. 

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Ledford; one son, Darren Ledford (Crystal); two daughters, Tina Plemmons (Dwayne), and Judy Deese; two brothers, Hoyt Ledford (Billie Jean), and Buddy Ledford (Linda); five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Sunny Point Baptist Church in Murphy. The Rev. Tommy Hayes and Rev. Keith Mashburn will be officiating. Music will be performed by the Hayes Brothers and David Lovingood. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Ledford, Ethan Plemmons, Colby Deese, Johnny Shields, Jackie Bryant and Hayden Chastain. Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Patton, Clinton Roberts, Stacy Ledford, Keith Rollins, Scott Helton, Larry Helton, Joe Barnes, Billy Dale Stiles and Thurman Hamby. 

The family will receive friends from 12 pm - 2 pm, Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Sunny Point Baptist Church.

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Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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