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Vergie Cooper Ledford, 77

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LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4 at the Immanuel Baptist Church for Mrs. Ledford, 77, of Lebanon. Born in Fentress County to the late Tilford and Rena Smith Cooper, she passed away Sunday, March 1, 2009, at her home.

Mrs. Ledford cared for children in her home for over 50 years. She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher in the pre-school department for over 30 years.

Visitation after 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Baptist Church.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Barry Ellis. Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: daughter Margie (Charles) Bennett and granddaughter Angela Bennett Jarvis -- all of Lebanon. Also surviving are sisters Betty (James) Claiborne, Nannie (Jack) Cobb and Fannie (Luther) Beaty -- all of Jamestown, Neatie (Carl) Gore of Livingston; brothers Arlie (Ena) Cooper and Shelly (Sandra) Cooper -- all of Jamestown, Brite Cooper of Livingston and Lannie (Sandra) Cooper of Lebanon; brother and sister in law Bruce & Janice Ledford of Lebanon; and sister in law Edith Sells of Livingston; special friend Shirley Zachary of Lebanon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth C. Ledford on January 4, 1998.

Honorary pallbearers: Pre-school Department teachers of Immanuel Baptist Church. Active pallbearers: Jeff & Derrick Ledford, Jamie & Joey Conatser, Ronnie, Ricky and Brian Cooper, Dennis Jewell and Scott Gore.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

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