Don C. Ledford

Nov 10, 2012

Army Veteran

WAYNESVILLE — Don Carroll Ledford, 63, passed away  Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, he was the son of Dorothy Hill Ledford and the late Steve Ledford. He was also preceded in death by his son, Daniel Ledford in 1997. He was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam Era and a recipient of two purple hearts. He retired in 2010 after 42 years service from Evergreen Packaging where he was a crew chief. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the VFW.  Don enjoyed fishing, camping, and making music on his mandolin. He was a member of Old Pathway Baptist Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 41 years, Catherine Silvers Ledford; four sisters, Wilma Ferguson (Skip) of Poquoson, Virginia, Margie Poole and husband (Cliff) of Hampton, Virginia, Linda Teague (Jake) of Waynesville, and Brenda J. Ferguson and special friend, Mike, of Clyde; one brother, Paul Ledford, of Rutherfordton; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral home of Waynesville. The Revs. Kenneth Rhinehart, Chad Ellege, and Tim Reeves will officiate. Burial will follow at Fines Creek Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m.  Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mandy Buchanan and Daniel Ledford Music Scholarship at Western Carolina University, 401 Robinson Building, Cullowhee, NC  28723.

An on-line memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at “”