The couple were married on Oct. 4, 1980, at Mt. O’Dale Free Will Baptist Church, Embreeville, by the Rev. Eugene Osborne and the Rev. Herman Ledford.
Mr. Ledford is a retired salesman.
Mrs. Ledford is the former Kathy Shelton. She is employed by Northeast State Community College as an accounting instructor.
The couple have three children, Jared Ledford and wife Kim, Erwin, Jessica Ward and husband Steven, Elizabethton, Leah Morgan and husband Ricky, Johnson City; and seven grandchildren.