FORK MOUNTAIN -- Melvin D. Ledford, 85, of the Fork Mountain Community, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Mission Hospital in Asheville.
He was the son of the late Rev. Floyd and Maggie Hobson Ledford. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Earnest Ledford.
Melvin was a U.S. Navy veteran, attended Bethlehem Baptist Church and was a member of the Fork Mountain Fire Department.
He loved making a garden and doing yard work. He had worked for Air Preheater and Bethlehem Steel in Maryland. He was very active up until his death.