|William Ray Ledford
|Mr. William Ray Ledford, 85 of Ball Park Road, Lawndale, NC passed away,
Friday, July 18, 2014 at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center.
Born November 10, 1928 in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late William
Ticie Ledford and Ruby Ray Toney Ledford. He was owner of Ray Ledford Music
Studio and was a member of the Ray Ledford and Company Band. He played with
other musicians in Cleveland County and surrounding areas. Ray was also a
craftsman of guitars having made over 250 of them. Ray was also a member of
Double Shoals Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ethel
Smart Ledford and brother, Bob Ledford.
Survivors include his daughter, Kathy White of Shelby; brother, Don Ledford
of Shelby; sister, Linda Putnam of Lawndale; two grandchildren, Chris White
of Salisbury and Dorian White of Lawndale; and one great-grandchild, Ali
Visitation: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Sunday at Stamey Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 3:00 pm, Sunday at Stamey Funeral Home Chapel
Officiating: Rev. Jim Brackett
Entombment will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover
Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 or to Cleveland Pines Nursing Center, 1404
N. Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28150.
A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.