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In Memory of
Allen Dennis Ledden Jr.
CUTHBERT The Rev. Allen Dennis Ledden Jr., 76, of Cuthbert died September 12, 2004,
at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany.
Funeral services will be conducted today at 11 a.m. from Springvale Baptist Church.
The Revs. Ted Forrester and Jim Cox will officiate with interment in the Springvale Cemetery.
The Rev. Ledden was born November 4, 1927, in Randolph County, son of the late Allen Dennis Ledden
and Lila Veatrice McGeehee Ledden. He was a graduate of Baptist Bible Institute of Graceville, Fla.,
a retired Baptist Minister, and was a former pastor of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in Early County.
The Rev. Ledden was a member of Springvale Baptist Church and was a retired carpenter.
He was an Army veteran of World War II having served in Japan.
Survivors include his wife, Rosa Burnett Ledden of Cuthbert; two daughters, Delores L. Steele of Lynn, Ala.,
and Shirley L. Barker of Cuthbert; a brother, Charles Ledden of Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Allene L. Nelson
and Carolyn L. Taylor Cuthbert and Barbara L. Greene of Franklin, Tenn.;
three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Lunsford Funeral Home
Albany Herald, The (Sep/15/2004)
In Memory of
Mervin Inez Ledden Caudell
STRENGTH AND HONOUR ARE HER CLOTHING
Strength and honour are her clothing;
and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom;
and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She looketh well to the ways of her household,
and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Proverbs 31:25-28 (KJV)
Earline Tanton Ledden
Earline Tanton Ledden, 90 of Pensacola, Florida, a former resident of Cuthbert,
died July 23, 2009 in Pensacola. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 26, 2009
at 2pm at Lunsford Funeral Home. Rev. Jackie Williams officiated with interment in East View Cemetery.
Mrs. Ledden was born May 18, 1919 in Bessmer, Alabama, daughter of the late Jesse Russell
and Mattie Bell Tanton. She had lived in Pensacola for the past 14 years and was a member
of Bellview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joshua Madison "JM" Ledden
and a son, Bobby J. Ledden.
Survivors include a son, Jerry Ledden and a daughter, Brenda L. Wells, both of
Pensacola; 6 grand-children and 9 great grand-children.
THE CUTHBERT SOUTHERN TRIBUNE
(Thursday, August 27, 2009)
In Memory of Christopher Thomas Jenkins
Departed on Aug. 23, 2009 and resided in
Cemetery: Parkway Memorial Gardens
Christopher Thomas Jenkins, 24, entered into rest on Sunday, August 23, 2009.
Christopher is the son of Tommy and Debbie Taylor Jenkins, and the grandson of Carolyn Taylor and the late Robert Taylor of Cuthbert. He is also the nephew of your Publisher, Allene Nelson, and has other relatives in the Cuthbert, Randolph County area.
Christopher was born on November 14, 1984, at the
His memory will forever be treasured by his parents, Thomas A. Jenkins and Debbie T. Jenkins of Kathleen, GA; sisters, Crystal J. (Jonathan K.) McKinney, Felton, Delaware, and Amber R. Jenkins of Kathleen, GA; grandmothers, Carolyn L. Taylor, Cuthbert, GA, Geraldine C. Jenkins of Kathleen, GA, and several cousins, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 27, 2009, at First Church of Nazarene. Reverends David Miller and Cameron Andrews officiated. Interment at
Allene Nelson, of Cuthbert, died peacefully at her home surrounded by family on June 18, 2010at the age of 83. Known to most as “Ms. Allene,” she dearly loved
In 2005 she received the DAR Outstanding Community Service Award in recognition of her many years of dedicated service for the people of Cuthbert and
She was the first female member of the Cuthbert Rotary Club, an active member of Cuthbert Pilot Club for many years, a member of Kiwanis, and was a former president of the Randolph County Chamber. Ms. Nelson assisted in the founding of the Cuthbert Tour of Homes and chaired it for more than 10 years. She brought recognition to the Administrative Assistants in the area by hosting a luncheon each year in their honor. She has been a member of the Randolph County Cancer Board and the Randolph County Heart Association Board, and the Head Start Board.
Throughout her life she wrote prose and poetry, much of which was published for her reader’s enjoyment in The Cuthbert Tribune. In 1994 she began a column “Walk down Lumpkin Street.” She was also an accomplished artist.
Her career in Cuthbert began with a photography studio in the upstairs of the very building she came to own, and where she operated The Cuthbert Southern Tribune for 26 years. For a number of years she had a local news program on WDWD radio,
Ms. Nelson grew up in the Springvale community and graduated from High School in Cuthbert. As a young adult she attended Columbus School of Art and began her working career at Gilman’s Photography, where she met and married Orville W. Nelson. Living in
As a young mother she was a member and very active in the Springvale Baptists Church, teaching a teenage Sunday school class and orchestrating a Christmas pageant involving all the children of the church. Later as a member of
Ms. Nelson died of congestive heart failure, and had battled breast cancer in recent years, and recent months. Her love of her community, love of life and love for her family seem to give zest to her life.
Born July 15, 1926 to Allen Dennis Ledden and [Lila] Veatrice McGeehee Ledden, she was preceded in death by a brother, Allen D. Ledden, Jr.
Survivors include a son Allen C. (Jodi) Nelson of Montgomery, AL, a daughter, Cynthia N. (Lisle) Millard of Newnan, GA; a brother, Charles (Margareta) Ledden of Tucson, AZ; two sisters, Carolyn L. Taylor of Cuthbert and Barbara (James) Greene of Franklin, TN; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Cuthbert. Rev. Tom McClendon officiated with interment in the
Donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society.
IN MEMORY OF MARY LEDDEN MCFADIN
MARY RUTH LEDDEN-MCFADIN
Birth: Jul. 4, 1924 (Okay, really 1922, she just couldn't stand it.)
Death: Jun. 30, 2011
In Loving Memory
Mary (Ruby) Ruth (Burton) Murray (Perkins; Keller?; Ledden) McFadin
Mary Ruby Burton (John Burton/Elizabeth Montgomery), Adopted: Mary Ruth Murray (Leroy Murray/Ellan Padan Kelly); other surnames: Perkins, (Keller?), Ledden, McFadin.
Buried July 3, 2011: Mt. Peace Cemetery, St. Cloud, FL (Section I, Lot 97)
Children by Howard Perkins (Ohio):
Roger Perkins (deceased)
Children by Elmo Keller (Ohio):
Linda Mae (?) Ledden Smith
James Lloyd (?) Ledden
Children by Charles Delacy Ledden, Sr. (Georgia; son of Allen Dennis Ledden, Sr. and Lila Veatrice McGehee; son of William Madison Ledden and Emmet Zeuleme DeLacy; son of William Rufus Ledden and Margaret J. Barbre; son of Jesse W. Leddon/Ledden and Louisa Smith):
Charles Delacy Ledden, Jr.
Donna Gail Ledden Patton
Many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Burial: Mount Peace Cemetery, Saint Cloud, Osceola County, Florida, USA
She talked about how much she loved Charles until the day she died. She married after he left her ONLY to help support his children. She lived unhappy for many years, and died loving her children and her grandchildren.