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Barbara McConnell

Barbara Elizabeth McConnell (Ledford)

Wednesday, February 5th, 1930 - Sunday, March 15th, 2020
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Obituary

Barbara Elizabeth Ledford McConnell, 90, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020.

A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Marion Raleigh Ledford and Franchie Mary Sanders Ledford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lawrence McConnell; one son, Donnie Pressley; three brothers, Ellis Ledford, Calvin Ledford and Wilson Ledford as well as two sisters, Marie Ramey and Thelma Waldroop. Barbara was a sewing machine operator with Van Rault and Franklin Undergarment. Barbara loved working and gardening.

Barbara is survived by four children, LeRoy McConnell (Dale), Gary Lewis (Brenda), JoAnn Bleckley (Alan) and Shirley Sue Speed (Eddie) all of Franklin; eleven grandchildren; one brother, Al Ledford; two sisters, Yvonne Angel and Josephine “Tootsie” Dehart; twenty great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 20, 2 pm in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Reeves, Rev. Don Moffitt and Rev. Michael Zoellner will officiate. Burial will be in the Prentiss Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be Timothy Bleckley, Steve Speed, Kevin McConnell, Austin Shirley, Joseph Zoellner and Cayden Burns. Honorary Pallbearers will be Joshua Zoellner, Dawson Green, Caleb O’Conner, Cameron O’Conner and Jaylan Burns.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, c/o Teresa Zoellner, 20 Bear Wood Trail, Franklin, NC 28734.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 20th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 20th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Macon Funeral Home
    Address
    261 Iotla Street
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
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  • Funeral Service

    Friday, March 20th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 20th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Macon Funeral Home
    Address
    261 Iotla Street
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Friday, March 20th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 20th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    Prentiss Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address
    1476 Belle Dowdle Road
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
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Scarlet Dale McConnell

Posted at 03:40pm
Gary i dont know how i missed your name. But i want you to know i am very sorry for your loss.
And i pray God helps you through this trying time .Bobbie loved you kids .
Dale


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Scarlet Dale McConnell

Posted at 03:30pm
Ive been Bobbies daughter in law 48 years and she and RL treated me like a daughter.
I loved them like parents. I thank God for my time with them. I will always remember Bobbie and my
talks we had sitting on the porch. Lee, Shirley and Joann and family always remember what earth
lost yesterday Heaven gained. We will see her again. God bless you children and grandchildren and
her brother and sisters during this time of sorrow.
Love you all
Dale
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Barbara Newton

Posted at 05:00pm
I have many memories of Aunt Bobbie's delicious cooking when she & Uncle RL would have big family gatherings when I was growing up. We cousins had so much fun running around at their house, even when we girls had to wash all those dishes. The grown-ups enjoyed lots of laughter & shared memories at those gatherings too. I believe sharing good memories, even when grief is strong, helps us remember to also celebrate the life of the loved one who has passed on. Aunt Bobbie has shed the earthly bonds of failing health to become whole again with her loved ones in heaven, & she will live on in all our memories. My thoughts & prayers are ongoing for her children, grandchildren & all loved ones who will miss her so much.
Barbara Carver Newton
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Susan

Posted at 08:16pm
Shirley, Sheila, Brittney and family, My heart is broken for you. Mrs. McConnell was a wonderful lady and we were blessed to have a few precious moments with her during family gatherings. I'm so thankful to get to know her, however brief those times may have been. May your hearts heal, may you feel the presence of our Lord in these days. We love you all and are praying for you. God bless you all.
Charles & Susan Strickland
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