June 12, 2014

Barbara Jo Ledford Tankersley

— Mrs. Barbara Jo Ledford Tankersley, 76, of Chatsworth, died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chatsworth and worked for John Kenemer State Farm for 28 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Selmer and Dessie Ledford; son, Dwayne Tankersley; brothers, Junior and Kenneth Ledford; and sisters, Reathel Morgan and Carla Ridley.

Survivors include her husband, Harold (Sarge) Tankersley; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Billy Bryson; son and daughter-in-law, David and Tina Tankersley, all of Chatsworth; granddaughters and fiance, Shelley Bryson and Eric Ridley of Dalton, Ariel and Aubri Tankersley; and a grandson, Bronston Tankersley, all of Chatsworth; sister, Lorene Springfield of Chatsworth; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Geneva Ledford of Dalton, and Randall Ridley of Chatsworth; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carter and Joy Tankersley, Jane Tankersley, Patsy Callahan, Ann and Johnny Ridley, Benny and Deb Tankersley of Chatsworth, Hyatt and Cathy Tankersley, Hilda Abercrombie, and Linda Young of Ellijay; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and Travis and Michelle Coffey.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. from the First Baptist Church with Dr. Mark Shaw, the Rev. George Ross, the Rev. Gary Smith and John Kenemer officiating.

Interment will follow in the Murray Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from noon to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to the First Baptist Church of Chatsworth in her memory.

Arrangements made with integrity by Shawn Chapman Funeral Home, Crematory and Monuments (www.shawnchapmanfh.com).