Mary Magdalene Ledford: Obituary


Mary Magdalene Ledford, age 73, of Hayesville, went to her Heavenly Home Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Mrs. Ledford was born September 2, 1946, in the Shooting Creek section of Clay County, NC, to the late Burley Maney and the late Alcie Watkins Maney. She was a member of Bethabara Baptist Church and enjoyed shopping, decorating her home, and watching soap operas. She loved talking to her sisters each day, being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but the most precious thing was spending time with her daughter. Mrs. Ledford loved all her nieces and nephews, and all of her extended family at the Clay County Care Center. Magdalene was preceded in death by her father, Burley Maney, mother, Alcie Watkins Maney, husband, John A. Ledford, brothers, O.J. Maney, Lawrence “Junior” Maney, and James Robert Maney.

Survivors include her daughter, Melissa (Mike) Card, step-daughter, Mary Ann Fields, sisters, Pauline Ledford, and Luejean Ledford, grandson, Kaylor (Garilynn) Card, granddaughter, Ashlyn (Chris) Langer, step-granddaughter, Kiesha Fields, great-grandchildren, Jayden, Kayden, Brantley, Kolton, Sadie, Lacie, and Jemma.

Services Thursday, December 19, 2019, 6 PM at Bethabara Baptist Church with Rev. Eugene Freeman officiating. Music will be by Marilyn Freeman, Randolph Jones, Scott Cody, Marty, Sherry and Mariah Ledford.

Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, NC. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at

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