Linda D. Leopard

Jul 21, 2013

Loving mother, friend

WAYNESVILLE —  Linda Ruth Davis Leopard, 65, of Leopard Drive, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 19, 2013, at MedWest Haywood.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Carolyn Abbett Davis.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Leopard, who died June 3, 2013.

Linda owned Leopard Accounting and attended Ratcliffe Cove Baptist Church.  She enjoyed raising cattle with her late husband, Tommy.

She is survived by a son, Thomas “Rusty” Leopard Jr. of Vero Beach, Florida; a brother, Dale Davis and his wife, Jackie, of New Bern; two grandsons, Lemuel M. “Coy” Leopard, of Canton and Jacob Coe Leopard, of Candler.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Jay T. Jones officiating.  Burial will follow at Ratcliffe Cove Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Ratcliffe Cove Cemetery Fund, c/o Phyllis Ratcliffe, 75 Keller St., Waynesville, NC  28786.

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