Benson Eugene Ledford: Obituary


Benson E. Ledford, age 86, of Rabun Gap, Georgia passed away on September 25, 2019.

Benson was born the son of the late Howard Ledford and Eva Mae Hooper Ledford on November 29, 1932.

He was a Christian by faith and a member of Head of Tennessee Baptist Church. He was the author of three books, Ben’s Life on Bald Mountain, Ben’s Life on Hale Ridge and Ben’s Life on Red Hill. He was a member of the Armed Services and served as a Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War. He then went on to work at General Motors in Pontiac, Michigan, and was a member of the UAW. He liked to be outdoors, and enjoyed fishing and bird hunting. Benson most of all enjoyed spending his time with his family.

Preceding him in death was his loving wife, Patricia Ann Ledford; three children, Debbie Ann Ledford, Daniel Allen Ledford and Robert Ledford; four sisters, Brenda Smith, Wanda Pittman, Helen Lewis, Carolbell Black.

His survivors include his three sons, Karl Ledford of Rabun Gap, Georgia, Donald Ledford of Gastonia, North Carolina, Benson Ledford of Keller, Minnesota; two brothers, Larry Ledford, Howard Ledford Jr.; five sisters, Martha Hazel, Liz Sugg, Virginia Frankum, Gail Stancil, Katherine Ledford.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Beck Funeral Home from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday September 28, 2019 at the Hale Ridge Cemetery at 2:00 pm with Rev. Harvey Conner officiating.

Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at

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