Gradie Alice Ledbetter

Contributed by Jim Simmons.  Thanks, Jim

Pub. Times: July 18, 1929

        Gradie Alice Ledbetter, daughter of Wiley and Nancy Ledbetter, was born in Providence, Ky., February 19, 1853; departed this life at McLeansboro, Ill, July 13, 1929.  She was one of eleven children, all which preceded her in death except two sisters, Mrs. Emily Crawford and Mary Serison of Evansville, Ind.

        She was united in married to J. Q, A. Ledbetter of Elizabethtown, Ill., on Feb. 6, 1884, and to this union two sons were born, Wiley A. and Dossett S. Ledbetter, of McLeansboro, Ill.  Her husband preceded her in death about 9 years ago.

        Mrs. Ledbetter professed faith in Christ in early woman hood, and at the time of her death was a member of the Methodist church of McLeansboro, Ill.; also a member of the Rebekah and Eastern Star Lodges of McLeansboro.

        She leaves to mourn their loss, two sons, Wiley and Dossett, two sisters, Emily and Mary, seven grandchildren and many friends.

        Funeral services were conducted by Rev. John B. Maulding at the home at 10 o'clock a.m., Monday, July 15.  Interment in Odd Fellows cemetery.

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