Arthur Ledford

arthur ledford

September 17, 1923 ~ November 28, 2009

Resided in: Asheville, NC

Arthur Ledford, 86, formerly of 5 Brookside Circle, died Saturday, November 28, 2009, at St. Joseph Campus, Mission Hospitals. Mr. Ledford was born in Yancey County and was a son of the late Amos and Lilly Fender Ledford. He worked for more than 40 years in the security department of the Biltmore Estate and formerly attended the Candler House of Prayer. Mr. Ledford was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, gardening and hunting ginseng. He is survived by his son, Douglas Ledford and wife, Carolyn; granddaughter, Michelle Cloud and husband, Dale, three great-grandchildren, Andrew Cloud, Savannah Marie Cloud and Conor Cloud, and one sister, Harriett Estep. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Parker officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to the service. Memorials may be made to ABCCM, 30 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801, or to one's favorite local charity. The family expresses special appreciation to Mr. Ledford's friends and staff at his second and most recent home, Chunn's Cove Assisted Living Center.

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  1. Uncle Arthur was a wonderful man. I enjoyed visiting him and Aunt Helen. Now they are joined together again. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  2. Our family has know Arthur for 30 years.He was a good neighbor and friend.He will be missed.I wish all of his loved ones the comfort of Gods love and peace in this sad time.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. What wonderful memories we have of Arthur at Biltmore. He is truly a legend, having welcomed literally millions of guests to Biltmore over the years. And there has never been a better story teller than Arthur! We miss him but will never forget his commitment to Biltmore and his colleagues. My thoughts and prayers are with Arthur’s family as they grieven his loss and celebrate his life.

  4. Doug I am so sorry to here about your father. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers during this time. If you need us just call. Things are there darkest right now but just remember he has gone to a better place. One day we all shall meet again and life will be good.

  5. To Doug and family,
    My deepest condolences on your loss, may you all find solace in knowing your love one is at peace.
    God Bless you all.

  6. Dear Doug and Family.

    Sorry to hear about your dad. Just trust the Lord. He knows what He’s doing, and will see you through. You all are in our prayers.

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