Boyd M. Ledford Jr.: Obituary


Boyd M. Ledford Jr., 72, of Hayesville passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in a Murphy hospital. He was a native and lifetime resident of Clay County. Boyd served in the United States Army where he served three tours in Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion Post 532 in Hayesville. Boyd was of the Baptist faith.

Boyd enjoyed fishing, cooking, collecting coins, and spending time with family, especially watching his grandkids play ball.

He was the son of the late Boyd M. Sr. and Odema Buchanan Ledford. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Neil; and two brothers, Warren and Harold Ledford.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Margaret Ledford; two daughters, Lisa Smith and husband, Mike, and Amy Smith and husband, David, all of Hayesville; a son, Blake Ledford of Hayesville; two sisters, Joyce Karn of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Martha Patterson and husband, Tony of Waynesville, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Lindsay Alwine and husband, Brad, Brian Smith, Ethan Smith, and Brady Smith; a great granddaughter, Ellie Grace Alwine; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 28 in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville with military rites conducted by the Hayesville VFW Post 6812, American Legion Post 532, and Murphy American Legion Post 96 and the Rev. Ricky Rogers officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10-10:45 Saturday morning, July 28 at the Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville prior to the services.

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of all arrangements.

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