OBITUARY

Kenny Lanier Ledford

October 19, 1943September 7, 2015
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Kenny Lanier Ledford, age 71, of Kennesaw passed away on Monday, September 7, 2015.

Kenny was a life long musician who played, sang, and breathed music from his soul. He began when he picked up his first set of drum sticks at the age of 15 years old. From that point on, there was no holding back. Kenny played in several bands locally, at clubs, and at the VFW. His walls were covered with his countless awards - the Pioneer Award, Membership to the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame, and Inductee to the Atlanta Society of Entertainers to name a few.

Kenny had two families in his life: his music family and his personal family. Kenny loved them both and truly enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He made each and everybody feel extra special with their own unique nicknames - which he was the best at giving.

Kenny was a very outgoing individual who would do anything for anybody. He was a member of the Mableton Moose Lodge #1314, Meyerhardt Lodge #314 F&AM, and attended Mt. Paran North Church of God. Besides volunteering through his organizations, Kenny was known to arrange benefits and hold tributes for the less fortunate.

He was an optimistic person who enjoyed living life to the fullest, including eating. His favorite meal was breakfast, biscuits of any kind, and he would never pass up a Brandi's hotdog. His family remembers that nothing would go better with his beloved Italian than his "vino." Kenny also enjoyed playing poker and thrift store shopping.

Kenny Lanier Ledford is survived by his wife, Peggy Ledford of Kennesaw; son, Kinsey Ledford II and his fiancé, Angela Wilson, of Kennesaw; daughters, Sheila Cagle-Webb and her husband, Greg Webb, of Covington, Susie McFarland and her fiancé, Buddy Cobb, of Cartersville, and Shelley Smith and her husband, Josh Smith, of Canton; brothers, Neal Ledford and his wife, Joanna Ledford, and Frank Ledford, both of Marietta; grandchildren, Craig, Meredith, Allison, Michael, Ashley, Cody, Lacey, Landon, and Olivia; and great-grandchildren, Skylar, Summer, and Alexander "L.J."

The family will receive friends Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 12:00 PM until service time at 2:00 PM at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw. A private interment will follow.

Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project:

Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675

1-855-448-3997

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 10, 2015
  • Visitation Friday, September 11, 2015
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 11, 2015

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Janice Evans-Whitmire

September 20, 2015

I have known Kenny all my life. Like Lewis Stanford, went to church at Mount Arbor with the entire Ledford family. Such sweet memories! Church picnic's up on the Stanford Farm with our Pastor Ed Ledford and the entire church. In later years, Kenny and Peggy's daughter, Sheila, rode my school bus to SHS. Then later on I worked with Peggy at Cobb EMC. I also picked turnip greens with Minnie may a time at my Grandma's place (George and Vedie Queen) on Allgood Road, in Marietta, back in the early 70's. I am so sorry for your loss. Peggy, you and your family are in my prayers.

Pooksta

September 19, 2015

I miss you so much my Biggy. Thank you for always being so supportive. You always made me feel so special and talented. I love you so much!

Ladybug

September 18, 2015

Daddy, words cannot express the sorrow or hurt right now that I am feeling. I miss you so bad, but I know in my heart that this is not goodbye--this is see you later. Now you are our guardian angel, watching over us from above. You were the best dad in the world and the memories I have with you will live on in my heart forever. Rest in peace daddy...Je t'aime tres beaucoup mon pere

Cricket Ledbetter

September 18, 2015

My sweet Poppy- I miss you so much. You were always so happy and up for everything!! I am so glad that you were my Dad. I always felt loved and safe.
I know that you are up there spreading love and making music- Don't worry Poppy, we will take care of Mom - Love you,

Kelly Hansard

September 14, 2015

I am sorry to hear of your loss.

When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. I extend my most sincere condolences to the entire Ledford Family.

Danny Miller

September 11, 2015

RIP old friend. I enjoyed playing music with you all those years. The Heavenly Band just got themselves a great new member. Ken, you were special.

Peggy Sue

September 10, 2015

My one true love-my precious husband. I am truly heart broken, but I know that you are already playing beautiful music in your heavenly home.

Peggy Sue

September 10, 2015

My one true love-my precious husband. I am truly heart broken, but I know that you are already playing beautiful music in your heavenly home.

MikeNorma Rolader

September 10, 2015

We will miss this dear sweet man! Don't think he ever had a cruel word for anybody. Peggy our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God will wrap his loving arms around each of you. We love you

Paul & Dot Weatherby

September 10, 2015

Peggy we are so sorry to hear about Kenny. May God be with you and all your family.

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Kenny's Final Award given on August 23, 2015

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Ken and Peggy dancing at their 50th wedding anniversary, June 22nd, 2013.

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