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Bobby "Dean-o" Ledford, Sr.

July 31, 1956 — April 5, 2017

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

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Service Schedule

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

North Cleveland Cemetery

N Bayou Rd, Cleveland, MS

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Graveside Service

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel

3463 Hwy 8, Cleveland, MS 38732

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