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Olene Miller Ledford

Olene Miller Ledford, age 79, 1030 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, TN went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, April 16, 2014 following a lengthy illne ss. She was a daughter of the late Garfield and Ethel Ann Bailey Miller and a native of Red Hill Community, Mitchell County, NC. Mrs. Ledford had resided in Erwin most of her life. She was a member of Canah Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She retired from Johnson City Medical Center Hospital in 1996 with 30 years of service. Mrs. Ledford was a devoted and wonderful mother to her children and grandchildren.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph “Junior” Ledford, September 2, 1984, one brother, Leonard Miller and one sister, Pearl Miller. Mrs. Ledford is survived by her loving daughters, Shirley Ledford and Marie Ledford, both of the home; son, Marvin Ledford and wife Linda, Morganton, NC; grandson, Danny Ledford, Morganton, NC; one brother-in -law, Paul Ledford and wife Marion, Erwin; two step grandsons; two step granddaughters; ten step great grandchildren; nine step great-great granchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service for Olene Ledford will be conducted Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm from the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Mark Simmons, and ReverendTalmadge Brown will officiate. Music will be provided by David and Penny McNally. Pallbearers selected by the family will be Danny Ledford, Toby Bennett, Jim King, Gene Roberts, Terry Tapp and Ed Phillips.

The committal service will be held Good Friday, April 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm in Evergreen Cemetery. Those attending the committal are asked to meet at the funeral home by 12:30 pm to go in procession to the graveside.

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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the family. (423) 743-1380