Hazel Priscilla Giles Ledford, 86, went to be with the Lord on Thursday December 20, 2018.
Hazel was born on March 6, 1932 in Clayton, GA to the late Humphrey Meridith Giles and the late Fannie Bessie Eudora Rodgers Giles. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband George Allen Ledford; her son Gary Kent Ledford; her brothers, Ray Giles, Rodgers Giles, Milton (Sambo) Giles; her sisters, Parilee Marsengill, Rose Waters, Louise Henson, Olene Garland, Nell Arrendale, Laurannah Ramey.
Upon graduation from Rabun County High School, Hazel was married to George, who was in the United States Army. They were stationed in Italy and Germany before returning to Rabun County. She was a hairdresser by profession.
Hazel will always be remembered for her contagious laugh, her sense of humor, and her loyalty to her family.
Hazel is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Venzia, her son, Scott Ledford and wife Cristy Ledford, of Lula, Georgia; five grandchildren, Monica Smallwood, Jesse Ledford, Kaycee Clelland, Abby and Sam Ledford; she is also survived by several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Friday December 21, 2018 at the Beck Funeral Home, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday December 22, 2018 at the Beck Funeral Home in Clayton, Georgia, at 2:00 pm with Rev. Shannon Rhodes and Rev. Danny Cannon officiating.
Burial will follow the service in the Blue Heights Cemetery in Mountain City, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made in Hazel’s memory to The Shop With A Hero Charity by way of the Banks County Sheriff’s Office at 160 Windmill Farm Road, Homer, GA 30547.
Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at www.beckfuneralhome.com.