Bobby Ledford

Bobby Harold Ledford, 77, of the Ashland community of Franklin County, passed away Wednesday afternoon, August 2, 2017 at the Athens Regional Medical Center.

Born April 8, 1940, he was the son of the late Dock and Inda Mae McElreath.   He was the father of the late Greg Ledford.  He was the brother of the late Bertha Williams, Dorothy Wilbanks, Alice Bond, Mildred Thomas, Linda Ledford, Bill, Herman, Curtis, and George Ledford.  He was retired from Coats and Clark of Toccoa, Ga.  He was a Mason, and he was a member of Anchor Church.

Survivors include his wife Willie V. LeCroy Ledford; son, Marty Ledford, Commerce, Ga; two grandsons and granddaughter-in-law,  Ryan Ledford  and Chas & Sherelle Ledford : great-grandchildren Lacy and Chaslyn:  three brothers:  Frank Ledford, Commerce, Ga; David Ledford, Carnesville, Aubrey Ledford, Commerce, Ga; two sisters, Ruth Bachman, Yatesville, and Paulette Delozier, Buford.

Services will be 11am Saturday morning, August 5, 2017 at the B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel with Rev. Wendall Hanley and Rev. Ray Richardson.  Burial will follow at the Franklin Memorial Gardens.

The family is at the home.  They will receive friends Friday evening from 6 pm until 8 pm at the funeral home.  Condolences may be left at


  1. Willie V, I’m so sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Terry and Joyce Cooper

  2. The Gardiner family, myself included, want to extend our deepest regrets to the Ledford family. Wayne, Bobby and Frank spent many teenage years together.
    GOD bless Mrs. Willie and the entire family.
    Penny Scarborough Nunn

  3. Latonya Henderson
    August 4, 2017 - 9:58 pm

    Willie I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. May the memories comfort and strengthen you. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  4. Barbara Sanders
    August 4, 2017 - 8:52 pm

    Prayers for you and your family, so sorry!

  5. Janet Tillirson
    August 4, 2017 - 7:36 pm

    Willie V., so sorry to hear of Bobby’s death. You will be in my heart and prayers. Love you! Janet Varner Tillirson.

  6. Willie V you have been in my thoughts and prayers all week. Praying that God wraps His loving arms around you and your family during this time. I’m here for you any time day or night. I love you lady!

  7. Willie V,
    You have been in my constant thoughts and prayers. He was blessed to have you as his wife. Thinking of you! Love you! Tricia, Jon, Kate and Lauren Massey

  8. We are so sorry for your loss. At least you know Heaven was his home. We love you and please don’t hesitate to call us if you need anything. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love Jeff and Tina Watts

  9. I’m sorry for your loss. I knew him only from subway in carnesville he came in alot to get his grandkids food. He was true blessing and loved his family dearly.

  10. Mary Jo Fesperman
    August 3, 2017 - 9:47 pm

    Our hearts are filled with sadness. It was our great pleasure to get to know Mr Ledford. Indeed, he is with our Lord and Savior. Our prayers are with Mrs Ledford. The Power of Hope Cancer Foundation of Lavonia, Georgia.

  11. Mrs. Willie, we want you to know how sorry we are for your loss. We know you will miss him terribly, but you know God is right by your side. He will never leave your side. We all know that Mr. Bobby is in a beautiful place now, with no pain anymore.
    We want you to know our prayers are with you. We love you and are here if you need us for anything.
    Tammy Tullis and Diane Way

  12. So sorry for your loss. But heaven is his home now and for that we can be thankful. May God wrap his arms around you and hold you tight during this difficult time and in the days ahead.
    Love, Denise Wallen

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