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North Cleveland Cemetery
Sunday April 9th, 2017
1:30pm - 2:30pm

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Graveside Service

Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Sunday April 9th, 2017

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Bobby "Dean-o" Ledford, Sr.

SHELBY - Bobby Dean "Dean-o" Ledford, age 60, of Shelby, MS passed away on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at the Shelby Nursing Home. 

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland.  Graveside services will follow at 03:00 PM in the Shaw Cemetery, Shaw, MS.  Reverend Robert Haney will officiate the services.

Dean was born on July 31, 1956 to Cecil and Barbara (Smith) Ledford in Shaw, MS. He grew up in Greenville, MS and later moved to Shaw and Choctaw, MS. He had attended Shaw Schools. Dean was a carpenter by trade, having worked for Jim Lane, W.C. Ray and Brooks Reynolds. He could build anything from the ground up, but finished carpentry was his passion. It was said of him "Dean-o could mend a broken heart if it was made out of wood." Dean loved to laugh, and to make others laugh. He had a fun spirit and a heart of gold. Dean will be missed by all who knew him.

Dean was preceded in death by his father Cecil W. Ledford and a sister, Linda Carol Tidwell.

He is survived by Son, Bobby Ledford, Jr. of Cleveland, MS.  Daughter, Kaylee (Chase) McCool of Greenwood, MS.  Mother, Barbara Ledford of Cleveland, MS. Sister, Dixie Shurden (Nathan McDaniel) of Merigold, MS.  Brother, Stanley (Doris) Ledford of Merigold, MS. Grandsons; Wayland and James Dean McCool of Greenwood, MS. He also leaves a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Chase McCool, Will Johnston, Hunter Akers, Shane Manzo, Bobby Ledford, Jr. and Nathan McDaniel.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May the promises in Gods word provide you with comfort and strength during this most difficult time. John 5:28-29

Betty Jun 29 2017 12:00 AM

My father my father was a working man he sweated all day while he worked his hand, My father My father was a loving man but his first love just left him with blood on his hands, My father My father was my mothers first love but the wieght of his burdens was how his whole was dug, and My father My father if you were here right now i would work by your side till the sun went down. -BDL Jr I love you dad, may your legend live on in our hearts forever.

Bobby Dean Ledford Jr Apr 11 2017 12:00 AM

To the family of Bobby "Dean-o" Ledford Sr. My family sends their deepest sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to you. Psalm 90:12

Nancy Foley Apr 10 2017 12:00 AM

I am sorry to hear about Dean's passing. We had some fun times growing up in Shaw together many years ago.

Anita Walters Antici Apr 9 2017 12:00 AM

Man I'll always remember the good times! I now know you are at peace my brother. Friends til the end.

Kenny & Gail Mathis Apr 9 2017 12:00 AM

Thank you kenny for your post. Ive thought about you and gail so often and have fond memories of our times in Lafayette. Dean was a good man and will forever be the love of my life. Best wishes to yall with much love...judy

Judy bruce ledford Apr 9 2017 12:00 AM

Dean was a dear friend when I was young. A lot of great memories growing up in Shaw.

Randy Baker Apr 8 2017 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy to the family and close friends. I hope that your beautiful memories of happy times spent together will give each of you comfort during this difficult time. When my daughter died I found great comfort in Revelation 21:3, 4 He will swallow death forever, and the Sovereign Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces. Isaiah 25:8. He wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Ken Apr 7 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Dean, I treasure the time, I spent with Dean, Stanley, and family growing up. My prayers are with you.

Larry Greenlee Apr 7 2017 12:00 AM

Praying for you and your family Kaylee. We love u and you are in my prayers

Bridgette Wilson Apr 7 2017 12:00 AM

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