Troice Ledford

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    Troice Ledford, 42, of Andrews, passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2019.
    He lived in Andrews most of his life. Troice worked construction as a welder and directional driller.
    He attended Andrews United Methodist Church.
    He loved riding his Harley Davidson and enjoyed spending time on the lake in the boat with his children. He was always teaching them how to fix things around the house. Troice was a loving father and husband, and his kids were his world.
    He was the son of Janie Ledford of Dawsonville, Ga., and the late Bryan Chastain. Troice was adopted and raised by Belle Brown of Andrews.
    Surviving, in addition to his mother and adoptive mother, are his wife and high school sweetheart, whom he married in 2015, Alaina Ledford; two daughters, Ethne Ledford and Electa Ledford, both of the home; four sons, Lochlainn Troice Ledford of the home, Dylan Ledford of Andrews, Dalton Bath of Boone and Blake Huskins of Andrews; four brothers, Jerry Fricks of Dawsonville, Ga., Willie Emert and Doug Emert, both of Maryville, Tenn., and Ernie Emert of Florida; father- and mother-in-law, Ricky and Kandy Barnard; and special aunt, Peggy Yon; loving family members from Georgia; and many aunts, uncles and cousins from the Birchfield family, who loved him like one of their own.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, in Andrews United Methodist Church with the Rev. Thomas Jolly and the Rev. Dr. Mary Brown officiating. The interment was in Valleytown Cemetery. Pallbearers were Shane Smith, Kenny Welch, Tim Adams, Jeff Huls, Mike Taylor and Scott Harrelson.
    The family received friends from noon-1:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at Andrews United Methodist Church prior to the services.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Troice Ledford to United Community Bank College Fund for Lochlainn Troice Ledford, P.O. Box 608, Andrews, NC 28901.
    Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews, was in charge of all arrangements.
    An online guest register is available at iviefuneralhomeinc.com.

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