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In Memoriam

Allen Dennis Ledden, Jr.

Mervin Inez Ledden Caudell

Earline Tanton Ledden

Christopher Thomas Jenkins

Allene Veatrice Ledden Nelson

Mary Ledden McFadin

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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
Cuthbert 229/732-2148

Albany Herald, The (Sep/15/2004)

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In Memory of
Mervin Inez Ledden Caudell
Alice Tucker

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)

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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.

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THE CUTHBERT SOUTHERN TRIBUNE
(Thursday, August 27, 2009)

In Memory of Christopher Thomas Jenkins

Born in Warner Robins, GA on November 14, 1984
Departed on Aug. 23, 2009 and resided in Warner Robins, GA.

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 Houston Medical Center, Warner Robins. Christopher attended Bonaire Elementary School, Bonaire Middle School and Houston County High School. He played on the Houston County High Golf Team. He was a member of Jr. Beta and Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America and Yearbook Staff. He attended Middle Georgia College, majoring in Business Management. Christopher enjoyed golf, music, guitar and bass playing, movies, computer, games and being with his friends and family. He had plans to be of service doing something to improve the quality of life for teenagers and young adults at Emory Hospital. He was a former guitar player in the Praise Band of his church. He was baptized at the First Baptist Church of Warner Robins and attended the First Church of the Nazarene. Through the years he displayed much determination, endurance, perseverance and faith. He fought a very difficult battle with great courage and strength with kidney disease and more recently this year, lymphoma. In spite of his afflictions, he maintained high spirits and a focus on others. His strong faith and trust in God sustained him through each trial.

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 Parkway Memorial Gardens.

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Allene Veatrice Ledden Nelson

THE CUTHBERT SOUTHERN TRIBUNE
(Thursday, June 24, 2010)

In Memory of Allene Veatrice Ledden Nelson

Allene Veatrice Ledden Nelson

  Allene Nelson, of Cuthbert, died peacefully at her home surrounded by family on June 18, 2010—at the age of 83.  Known to most as “Ms. Allene,” she dearly loved Randolph County and was active in the community for nearly 50 years.  Her hallmark was publishing The Cuthbert Southern Tribune which she launched in December 1983.

  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 Southwest Georgia.  She was lauded for devoting her life to publicizing and promoting events and economic development and reporting news of the area.

  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, Dawson, later a music program, too.  Her love of working with youth was evident when she started a live panel program in the late 60’s, airing on Saturdays with teenagers expressing their opinions on social topics of the times.  In the early 70’s she worked at Andrew College in charge of Public relations, alumni affairs and yearbook sponsor; again, working directly with youth.

  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 Ft. Bragg, NC and Macon, GA, where both her children were born, and then Columbus, Ohio, she returned to the Springvale community in 1959 to raise her children surrounded by family.

  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 Cuthbert First Baptist Church, she taught a youth and college aged Sunday school class for many years.

  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 Springvale Cemetery

  Donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society.

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IN MEMORY OF MARY LEDDEN MCFADIN  
Created by: D. Patton
Record added: Jul 06, 2011 Birth:  Jul. 4, 1924
Ohio, USA Death:  Jun. 30, 2011
Saint Cloud
Osceola County
Florida, USA
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)
David Perkins
Gary Perkins
Brent Perkins

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

MARY RUTH LEDDEN-MCFADIN

Birth:    Jul. 4, 1924 (Okay, really 1922, she just couldn't stand it.)

Ohio, USA

Death:  Jun. 30, 2011

Saint Cloud

Osceola County

Florida, USA

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)

David Perkins

Gary Perkins

Brent Perkins

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.

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