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Omer Ledford

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Omer Ledford, age 91 of Perry, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Euclid.  Born October 4, 1927 in Bryson City, North Carolina he was the son of the late Fred Ledford, Sr. and Annie (Lindsay) Ledford. He married the love of his life, Geneva Earls in York, SC on August 7, 1950

Omer served in the U.S. Army as a Private First Class.  He was decorated with the World War II Victory Medal. 

He is survived by his sister-in law:  Jeanetta (Earls) Barker, daughter-in-law: Victoria Ledford of Perry; grandchildren: Shane (Tina) Ledford, Sachea (Michael, Lexi Faye, Layla Mae) Crowe, Jeremiah (Mikiah) Robinson, Hannah (Sadie Mae Pack) Robinson, David (Katie, Travis James) Robinson, Heather (Isaiah Haas) Ledford.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Omer was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva; daughter, Sandra Robinson; son, Charles Ledford; granddaughter, Jennifer Ledford; his parents, Fred Sr. and Annie Ledford; sisters, Lois Grant, Ruby Whisenhunt; brothers, Fred Ledford Jr. and Jack Ledford.

Family and friends were received from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street in Madison. Funeral service took place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the funeral home.  Burial took place at Perry Cemetery.  Online obituary and guestbook at www.behmfuneral.com

In lieu of flowers -contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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