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Dorothy Swatzell Ledford

January 21, 2020


Dorothy Swatzell Ledford, 96 years, died in Tampa, Florida on January 21, 2020 at 5:20 PM.

Ms. Ledford lived in Johnson City, Tennessee for the majority of her adult life, having moved from her childhood home in Greeneville. She previously worked as the head-cashier at the Little Store and was the manager of the C&R an S&H green stamp stores. She was a long-time member of Pinecrest Baptist Church. She will be remembered for her faith in Jesus Christ, her love of family, and her warm, glowing smile and nonjudgmental kindness.

Survivors include her son, Dr. Dennis K. Ledford, and his wife Jennifer of Lutz, Florida; 3 grandsons, Keith (Kathryn) in Sarasota, Florida, Michael (Natascha) in Arlington, Virginia and Robert (Devany) in Tampa, Florida; 10 grandchildren; a nephew James David Swatzell; and cousins Lisa Hayes and Lee Lyons.

Dorothy Ledford was the daughter of the late David and Nora Swatzell. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Ledford; her brothers, Frank, Boner, Charlie and Luke Swatzell; her sister, Kathryn Gaddis; and one great grandson, Lukas Ledford.

A memorial service to celebrate Dorothy’s life is tentatively planned for May 2020 in Johnson City, Tennessee, and her grandson, Reverend Keith Ledford, will preside. She will be interned beside her late husband Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pinecrest Baptist Church, 2129 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, TN 37601.


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