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Obie Olen Ledford

Obie Olen Ledford, Okmulgee County, passed away Monday, December 8, 2008 at the age of 90, in Claremore, Oklahoma, where he resided at The Claremore VA Center. Obie was born November 7, 1918 to Olen Henry and Bertha Mae (Simmons) Ledford in Stigler, Oklahoma. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Obie was also a Veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Force, a longtime member of the Okmulgee County Farm Bureau, Okmulgee County Cattlemanís Association, Okmulgee County Fair Board and M & L Water District. He retired from the ASCS Division of U.S.D.A., but remained very active in conservation. Obie was also the land manager for Viersen Land and Royalty. Obie is survived by five children, Don Ledford and wife JoAnn, Jim Ledford and wife Laura Nell, Sherry Ledford, Ann Ledford, and David Ledford and wife Cassie, eleven grandchildren, Cal Ledford, Karrie Fisher, Lauri Lee, Jami Macaluso, Blake Ledford, Aubrey Hager, Kendel Smith, Kyle Ledford, Kyla Ledford, Walt White and Wade White, fourteen great grandchildren, Codi Yandell, Anber Liddy, Rusty Davis, Corey Davis, Dylan Fisher, Jaina Lee, Jayli Lee, Jaci Ledford, Clara Macaluso, Jaxson Ledford, Avery Hager, Nathan Hager, Jordan White and Clay White and one great great grandchild, Mattie Liddy. Obie was also survived by his brother, Cleve Ledford and wife Chris of Newart, New Jersey, and a sister, Virginia Burchfield and husband Larry of Morris. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby (Dixon) Ledford, his parents and two sisters, Ruby and Hazel of California. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, December 11, 2008 at the Liberty Baptist Church with Reverends Jeff ward and David Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow in the Morris Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Casketebearers will be Cal Ledford, Blake Ledford, Kyle Ledford, Scott Lee, Mike Yocham and Ronnie Casselman. Honorary Casketbearers will be Tom Duncan, Jerry Shoemake, B.K. Watkins, Vernon Yocham and Allen Klaus. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials contributions be made to the Veteranís Administration, Alzheimerís Association or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Online condolences may be sent at