Obituary for Sarah Ormand (Ledford)
Mrs. Bess Ledford Ormand of Winston-Salem, and formerly of Concord, passed away at her home, Friday, February 2, 2018.
A graveside service will be held 1PM Monday, February 5, 2018 at Oakwood Cemetery officiated by Rev. Lynne Keel. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.
Bess was born September 29, 1919 in Shelby to the late John Ferris Ledford and Carrie Burke Ledford. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John “Jack” Ormand, and three brothers and three sisters. Bess was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, knitting, needlework finishing and her bowling league. She was also a former member of First Presbyterian Church.
Bess is survived by her children, Sally O. Merrill and husband, Wayman Merrill of Lewisville, and John J. Ormand, Jr. and wife, Kay of Linville Falls; grandchildren, Wesley Benfield and husband, Jason, Sarah Ormand and Sharon Ormand; and great grandchildren, Zachary and Avery Benfield. Throughout her life she enjoyed a close relationship with numerous nieces and nephews and appreciated their care and concern in her later years.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, P.O. Box 14608, Greensboro, NC 27415.