The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Obituaries

April 13, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, April 13, 2013

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Viola Mae Ledford

OAK HILL — Viola Mae Ledford, age 89, of Oak Hill, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Hidden Valley Health Care Center at Oak Hill.

Born on February 19, 1924, at Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Pat Bowden and Mahala Richmond Bowden.

Mrs. Ledford was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of God in Erwin, Tennessee. She had made her home at Oak Hill for the past three years, moving from Erwin, Tennessee.

Mrs. Ledford was preceded in death by her husband, George, a daughter Jalta Jane Wood, five brothers, Teddy, Carl, Olza, James, and Andy Bowden, four sisters, Dolly Hatcher, Nellie Wood, Sarah Jane Kazee, and Pauline Edwards.

Survivors include two sons, Frank Harmon and his wife Carolyn of Boise, Idaho, and Charles Harmon and his wife Carol of Johnson City, Tennessee; three daughters, Fern Glenna Harmon of Kingsport, Tennessee, Violet Doolittle and her husband Robert of Scarbro, WV, and Ruth Ellis and her husband Marion of Elizabethon, Tennessee. Two brothers, Alvin Bowden and his wife Carolyn of Danzell, South Carolina, and Carlos Bowden and his wife Bonnie of Palm Bay, Florida. A sister-in-law, Patsy Bowden of Winston-Salem, NC. A sister Lorine Shumate of Christiansburg, Virginia. 21 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews, and  friends.

Mrs. Ledford loved the Lord, traveling, sewing, quilting, and listening to gospel music. She loved her family and enjoyed having them come to visit.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Becky Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the services on Saturday.

Pallbearers will be family members. Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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