Hardy Ledford, 78, of Andrews, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at his residence.
Hardy was a lifetime resident of Cherokee County. He worked as a foreman for many construction companies throughout his life.
Hardy was an outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing, and digging ramps.
He also enjoyed spending time with his wife; grandson, John Robert Allen; and great-grandson, Macon Allen.
He was the son of the late Willie Fortner and Ella Mae Postell. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Hughes.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Betty Jean Ledford; two daughters, Tammy Lea Adams and husband Roger, and Annette Allen and husband Kevin, all of Andrews; a son, Neal Ledford and wife Cathy of Asheville; two grandsons, John Robert Allen and Neal Ledford Jr.; a great-grandson, John Macon Allen; four sisters, Judy Cook and Lelia Ryan, both of Mineral Bluff, Ga., and Jane Davenport and Linda Campbell, both of Blue Ridge, Ga.; a brother, Wayne Postell of Crossville, Tenn.; several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews, with the Rev. Mickey Stewart officiating. The interment will be in Red Marble Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Marty, Darrell and Garrel Holloway, Kent Haney, and George and Harold Postell. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Mason, and Ricky and Jack Holloway.
The family will receive friends from 1-1:50 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews, prior to the services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Hardy Ledford to Little Brasstown Baptist Church, c/o the Brotherhood, P.O. Box 12, Brasstown, NC 28902.
Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews, is in charge of all arrangements.
An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.